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Home Workout Motivation - Staying Motivated To Work Out At Home

Updated on May 4, 2011

It's so easy to drop out of your home workout routine. One simple cold, a few holidays, same boring exercise routine, or a stressful period at work or at home and all the motivation is gone with the wind but you can avoid this drop in motivation and remain motivated to work out at home by using the following ways:

Staying active is the #1 key

The most important way to stay motivated for home exercise routine is to stay active. As soon as you start feeling bored with your daily workouts, change them. Make your home workouts interesting and challenging and try new things. Working out is addictive when you follow a routine. It is hard to get into a routine at first but once you experience the high of having worked out and cleansed your system off toxins, you will never look back and will not want to stop. If cold or some other type of illness knocks you off your feet for a week or two, try to start getting back into workouts as soon as you start feeling a little better.

Renu Kansal from India teaching Bollywood-style dance mixed with hip hop moves and traditional Indian folk dance to stay motivated for workout. Also try aerobic dance workout with music to be motivated.
Renu Kansal from India teaching Bollywood-style dance mixed with hip hop moves and traditional Indian folk dance to stay motivated for workout. Also try aerobic dance workout with music to be motivated. | Source

Importance of regular light exercise

The second most important way of being motivated for exercise is to continue doing light exercise when you are ill or out on a holiday. The two most important exercises which you can do anytime anywhere without the use of an exercise equipment are crunches and pushups, even if you are for most part bedridden, you can still do a few quick pushups, crunches, stretching exercises just to get the blood flowing. Pushups are really great if you do them regularly but since pushup is a compound exercise with a lot of emphasis on the large muscles of the chest and shoulders; therefore, a 48-hour rest is necessary. If you feel bored doing flat pushups, then doing variations of pushups will kill the boredom and help you stay motivated at home.

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Home workout motivational videos

We all know the power of online videos and how they benefit us, so why not use them for staying motivated to exercise. Below you will get to see three workout videos but please make sure that you are at the right fitness level to attempt the exercises in these videos. You cannot do these workouts if you are:

► suffering from back pain

► suffering from tendon, joint, or muscular pain

► having a heart problem or condition

► having some types of diseases related to lungs like obstructive bronchitis or asthma or emphysema

Warm-Up Workout

Session Duration: 5 minutes

Consists of 4 Exercises:

► Arm Crosses

► Stationary Jogging

► Arm Circles

► Jumping Jacks

Home Warm Up Workout Video

Level 1 Home Workout Beginners

Session Duration : 30 minutes

Consists of 4 Exercises:

► Squat Thrust

► Push Up

► Squat

► Mountain Climbers

Note: The whole workout is done for 30 minutes without stopping.

Level 1 - Beginners Workout Video

Level 2 Home Workout Intermediates

Session Duration: 40 minutes

Consists of Four Exercises:

 ► Squat

► Push Up

► Squat Thrust

► Mountain Climbers

Note:

  1. Perform 3 rounds of the video in 3 minutes (without stopping).
  2. Take a 1 minute break.
  3. Proceed until you reach a total of 30 rounds.

Level 2 - Intermediate Workout Video

My wife's new home workout shoes from Indian brand Bata costing only 20 dollars approximately 900 rupees. These shoes are very light and flexible.
My wife's new home workout shoes from Indian brand Bata costing only 20 dollars approximately 900 rupees. These shoes are very light and flexible. | Source

These motivational training videos are helpful for anyone who wants to start working out from home. These are also useful for people who always complain about not having time to hit the gym. Another important thing is that these workouts work amazingly for weight loss. I have personally tried warm-up and level 1 video and I am amazed to see the results. Now I will try level 2 workouts for best results. If you are a complete beginner, I suggest you to continue with warm up and level 1 for at least a month before transitioning to the next level. The most interesting thing is that we can do these workouts wherever we want. We can do it after a weight training session. We do not have to club it with any other exercises as it’s a complete home workout.

So above were a few ways to stay motivated to work out at home. Again as noted above, staying a little active during holidays or illness and trying different variations of exercises or different quick workouts is the way to kick off boredom and stay motivated. Sometimes when you get really bored of working out at home, then you can do some swimming or cycling on off days.

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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for your comments friends.

    • Nurfninja profile image

      Nurfninja 

      6 years ago from Earth

      very cool and I will post this to a question about workout motivation, good job.

    • lisasuniquevoice profile image

      Lisa Brown 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      It's hard to maintain the gusto that you need to work out around the home. Thank you for making me feel I'm not alone.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Eiddwen and Fucsia.

    • fucsia profile image

      fucsia 

      7 years ago

      Great advice.

      I am agree with you: workout is addictive!

      Thans for sharing

      Fucsia

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      Great hub and full of useful advice.Up/useful here.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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