If your New Year’s Resolution for 2020 was to get fit, it’s not too late to start again. Sure, the gyms are closed everywhere in the country as a result of the pandemic. But staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t get fit. In fact, it might be the best conditions to restart your fitness journey. Getting fit should be a part of your everyday life. What better way to make it a habit than when you’ve got extra time on your hands?
Create an inspiring fitness kit
There’s a reason why you need to invest in workout clothes and equipment. You need to be able to move freely without rubbing your skin against unpractical seams or tight fabric. You might think that an old t-shirt and a pair of cozy trousers can do the trick. But, inadequate fitness equipment can lead to a variety of health issues, starting from acne outbreaks to rashes, bruising, and poor posture. You don’t need to break the bank to buy all the latest workout fashion outfits, though. Grab yourself a pair of sports leggings with a couple of breathable tops in the mid-season sales, or look for discounts – Walmart coupons are a good place to start for savings on fitness essentials. You will need at least these to begin your fitness journey at home:
- Sports bra
- A couple of sports tops
- Activewear leggings or other bottoms
- A selection of workout equipment such as dumbbells or yoga mats
Start small today
You don’t need to go all-in on your first day! Your fitness journey is a journey to help your body get stronger. Starting with light exercise is a simple but effective approach to get your body used to work out. Yoga, for instance, can do plenty for your body, helping to stretch and work out muscles gently. You can strengthen your core in the tiniest space! If you’d rather use small weights, short circuits can get your heart pumping and boost your health.
Make it part of your routine
How do other people get motivated to work out regularly? Here’s a secret: Motivation has got nothing to do with it. There are plenty of things you do every day without thinking about, such as brushing your teeth or washing up the dishes. Indeed, when things become part of a routine, you naturally repeat them day after day. Making fitness part of your routine is going to pay off in the long term. Besides, a routine is precisely what you need in quarantine to keep you grounded.
Set a tangible but straightforward goal
Think of fitness as a tool that can improve your entire life. When you work out with your weight in mind, you tend to give yourself a deadline by which you want to see results. On the other hand, considering fitness as a health strategy can help you notice improvements on a daily basis. You become stronger. You can push yourself further. Your recovery time gets shorter. Your skin clears out. Your immune system is better. In other words, set a health goal rather than a size-focused objective.
Creating a fitness routine in quarantine can be the occasion to boost your health. Contrary to common belief, you don’t need to visit the gym to get fit. You can start a home and make it a habit. Getting fit in quarantine is keeping you both strong and centered.
This is a collaborative post.