So your gym is closed for the next few weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak. Painful…. trust me I totally understand. Now, what are you going to do? Eat all of your snacks and gain 10-15 pounds during this time. Or are you going to figure out alternative ways to burn some calories throughout the day? Being at home for most isn’t really the best place to feel motivated and want to work out, but in desperate times like this.. we all have no choice. Find an accountability partner to make sure you get your daily workouts in. Trust me when this is all over you don’t want to have to go back into hiding again to lose all the weight you gained while being at home, so the time to be proactive is now.
Check out below 5 ways to reach your goals, despite not being able to check into the gym.
1. DO NOT buy anything you know you can eat in one sitting. I know I don’t like buying certain snacks or drinks for my house, because out of boredom I know by the end of the day it’ll be all gone. So try to get snacks from the store that are not only healthy ( low in calories and sodium) but also help and not hinder your goals. Also, try not to eat or snack during the night time. I know it may be hard to want to chew on something while your binge-watching a show on NetFlix late at night… but DON’T. So you don’t regret it in the morning. Also, try to create a menu for yourself so you are aware of what you eat throughout the day.
2. Drink Water… & More Water… & More Water. Stay away from sugary drinks as much as you can. Leave your kids juice alone. And if you have to consume alcohol, limit the amount and days you decide to consume it while at home.
3. Youtube! There are a plethora of videos on Youtube for people who are beginners in working out, so you don’t have to feel intimidated. And for those who are more advanced, find a video that fits you best and your athletic abilities. If you don’t have weights at home, then use household items like a broom, or can of food to substitute. Walk up the stairs in your house if you have them. Run around your backyard also if you have one, or even your neighborhood. Some workouts don’t even require equipment. Just your body. But if you would like hand weights or something to help aid in your working out, try to stop by a local sports store, Walmart, or even Marshalls or Ross before stores close down to get some equipment for the house. Below I have linked a youtube workout video from a person I have used before in the past.
4. Pick a Daily Challenge and stick to it. You can either decide every morning when you wake up or before you go to sleep you will do 200 sit-ups. Or you can do a squat challenge. Just pick something and try to do it around the same time each day so it becomes a routine.
5. SLEEP! Since you are at home make sure at night you get enough rest. This is the time to catch up on the sleep you would not normally get to have when working or going to school. It’s easy to want to be up all hours of the night, but it is crucial to get 6-8 hours of sleep each night to recharge the body. Don’t let your hard work be in vain.
As Always…Thanks for Reading!