The other day I was trying to figure out why I have been skipping workouts so often and finally figured that bad weather is a big part of the problem. I know it’s easy to blame everything on the weather, but I’m just trying to be honest with you, guys. Sometimes it’s close to impossible to leave my cozy couch while I am snuggling Lilusik and go into the rain to kick my butt at the gym.
The weather has been pretty bad lately and I figured that if I’m planning on getting in shape by this summer, I’d better come out with a solution to my gym fatigue problem. My friend Nina suggested working out from home (she does it all the time and swears by it!) and I decided to give it a try.
As it turned out, there are a lot of free professional workout videos available on YouTube. All you need to start is a few pieces of equipment and a desire to actually exercise! The first part is easy: I purchased a yoga mat and a set of weights on Amazon and found a dedicated space for workouts (in our living room, so Lilusik can watch my crazy contortions without leaving the couch).
When it comes to fitness motivation, I am more consistent with at-home workouts than I expected. Since I don’t need to dress up and leave the house, sometimes I can sneak in a 15-minute workout session before taking my morning shower or a half an hour before my afternoon snack time.
At-home workouts are great not only for lazy and busy days but also for the moments when you are not feeling your best. I feel very proud of myself when I end a hectic day with at least a few moves for my biceps or a couple of squats. Those exercises do not take that much time, but I finish the day with a sense of accomplishment.
Today, I decided to share with you some of my favorite at-home workouts that you can watch on YouTube. Most of these videos are about 10 minutes long so aim for at least two videos per workout session. Have a great workout!