Would you believe me if I told you that you could get physically fit from only 20 minutes a day… from home?
I get e-mail after e-mail from people, both clients of mine and ones I’ve never talked to before, telling me that they do not have the resources to get to the gym. They feel as though they will never lose the weight because they don’t go to the gym.
There are several reasons why people do not want to workout at a gym or public fitness center.
- They do not have the time– It’s true, going to the gym everyday takes a lot of time out of your day. Between driving there, getting changed, working out, showering and changing again. I see their point. I personally feel like that’s the choice I make when I want to get healthy, but other peoples schedules may be different and time may be an issue for them.
- They do not want to spend the money– Gym memberships are not free, who am I to tell anyone what to spend their money on. Especially in the economy we’re in these days. I justify it by thinking, “I could be spending $2 a day on coffee or I could put those $2 towards a gym membership”, but that’s just me. I can certainly see how a gym membership may not be a priority for some people.
- They are worried about exercising in front of people– This was so me four years ago. Especially since the friends I went to the gym with were all fit and in shape. I didn’t know which machine did what and which one would be good for my weight training goals. So I understand where these people are coming from.
Those are the three main reason that I hear of why people don’t like to go to a gym or fitness center.
Well I have news for you, it’s okay! You do not need to go workout at a high-end fitness center to get great physical results. All you really need is the attitude that you can do this and the commitment to yourself that you will follow through with it.
A workout at home can give you the same results as working out in a gym can, as long as you’re still dedicated. Here are some examples of exercises you can do at your house.
Exercising at Home
Here’s what I’m into right now- DVD’s. Yes I know, they’ve been around forever, but I never realized how much I like them until recently. Here’s why: I just bought a 5lb weighted sand ball to help with my ab workout that I do each night. When I opened the package, there was a DVD that came with it for free. And this thing only cost me $3! Just to see what it’s all about, I put the DVD in. I saw that the exercises looked great and I did my ab exercises to the DVD. My gosh, the next day my abs were so soar (that’s how you know it worked).
I went back to Ross, the store that I got it from, to see if there were any more like it. I ended up picking up a bunch to give out to friends. I learned that they have similar workout from home DVDs in TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and all of those little brand name selling stores.
I got a total body workout with an awesome weight ball for only $3! And what’s more, the whole thing was only 20 minutes long.
That’s enough time to get your entire workout done all while still having time for all of your other priorities. Make it a daily routine and make sure to change up the DVDs, don’t do the same one over and over.
Also, I noticed that there were some DVDs from celebrity trainers that were really expensive, don’t worry about having to buy those. The DVDs that were less money were just as effective.
So there you have it, there are no more excuses as to why you can’t exercise. I knocked out all of the negatives- It was very inexpensive, it only took 20 minutes, and you could do it in the privacy of your own home.