How Do I Get Started With A Home Workout?

Last updated on February 22, 2021 by Austin

 

#003: PLAN YOUR WORKOUT

 

Hey Austin, 

How Do I Get Started With A Home Workout?

 

I’m a firm believer in having a game plan before doing anything – especially workouts.

This is super important when you go to the gym, especially if you are intimidated by trying new things in front of strangers (you’re not alone, we’ve all been there).

But I would argue that it’s even more important for home workouts.

 

FACT: Our homes are filled with so many distractions…

 

  • Before that set of pushups I should really go put away the dishes…
  • I’ll only watch one Netflix episode then after that i’ll go running…

Yeah, right! We all know what ends up happening.

You end up putting off your workout and the cycles keeps on repeating.

So here are my three home workout tips to make a game plan and stick to it,

 

1. Find a plan that works with your schedule

Finding a workout plan is simple.

Just type it into google and you’ll get about 3 billion results (3,580,000,000 to be exact).

But narrowing down those results into something that works for you can be overwhelming. Here’s what I do,

  • Choose your workout level; Beginner, Novice, Advanced.
  • Open your calendar and commit to a set number of workout days per week. I prefer putting pen to paper on a hard copy because I find it hold me more responsible.
  • Block off a set time for each day and write “MY WORKOUT TIME”. It can be as long or as short as you want, you just need to stick to it.

Now combine those all together for a much more targeted google search. Like this:

“5-Days a Week, 30 Minute Beginner Home Workout Plan”

And choose one.

 

2. Follow your plan for 1 full week

Really push yourself to stick to your schedule so you can develop a routine around your new home workout plan.

Remove all distractions and commit to your plan for your set time.

GET IT DONE.

Once you’re done, make sure you track your workout. It can be a simple check mark or you can copy me and use fun stickers (unicorns, robots, narwhals).

Let’s be honest, this is the real reason I use a hardcopy calendar.

 

3. Keep at it.

Now that the hype of week 1 is over, it’s easy to become complacent.

But please, please, please, don’t.

You’re already done the hard part. You’ve planned the workouts, you’ve learned the workouts, and you’ve already started developing a habit.

All that’s left to do is maintain – this is the easy part.

Trust me, you’ve got this.

 

Final Thoughts

The process of finding a home workout and sticking to it is difficult.

Our homes have so many distractions and the only way to overcome them to have a solid battle plan.

I hope these steps helped you make your own boss battle plan and I’m excited for you to get at it.

Remember. You got this!

 

QUESTION: What’s the hardest parts of home workouts for you?

For me, it’s the lack of separation between home, gym, and work.

It’s mentally difficult but I’ve found that having a set workout time has really helped me get over that hurdle.

 

excellent resources

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Last updated on February 22, 2021 by Austin

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