Why I Workout From Home| 5 Reasons Home Workouts ROCK!

You Can Workout From Home

I totally get that putting on workout gear and heading to the gym is not everyone’s idea of a good time. But allowing your general dislike of the gym to prevent you from progressing with your fitness and achieving your health and wellness goals isn’t cool.

While going to the gym may not be your “thing” opting instead for an easy and simple home workout could be the perfect alternative for you. Today I am going to give you five reasons why home workouts ROCK!

No One In Your Space

Gyms can easily become crowded. Which can make it difficult to move around and perform your workout moves, or find the exact materials you want. When you workout from home you don’t have to share your equipment with anyone, you can create a designated space or area for workouts.

No Gym Fees

Have you ever gone through a season where you aren’t going to the gym and you were still paying for it? Well working out from home can save you money. Especially if you find yourself going to the gym infrequently.

 

No Excuses

Workout out from home eliminates a lot of excuses. Since you’re not having to travel to the gym you can change into your workout gear and get it done!

Portable Workouts

Since home workouts utilize minimal equipment that is easy to pack up and carry (think mat, resistance bands, ankle weights) you can always take your workout on the road and visit a park and get an awesome workout outside. This also gives you the option to utilize park benches and other apparatus to include various challenges and progressions to your workout that you wouldn’t normally have access to at home.

 

Another great advantage is if you travel a lot you can always work out in your hotel room and stay on track.

 

No Locker Rooms

One of the most awkward things about going to the gym, especially if you’re going before work, is that you have to shower in the locker room. This can feel a tad bit invasive. When you workout from home you can enjoy a nice post-workout shower in your own bathroom in the privacy of your own home.

I hope you find these reasons convincing enough for you to be willing to give home workouts a try. Especially if you have been putting off working out due to your dislike of the gym.

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2 Workout Styles That You’ll Love

Workout Styles That Don’t Suck

There is a general misconception that in order to maintain a healthy body weight you need to spend hours upon hours in the gym. This is not true! You can maintain a healthy lifestyle by utilizing short and effective workouts that can be performed in the comfort of your own home. Today I am going to talk about two of my all-time favorite workout styles and why they are so effective at managing and maintaining weight. I will also show you how you can implement these styles in your workout routine. Continue reading “2 Workout Styles That You’ll Love”

Easy Portion Control Hacks

Control Your Portions & Manage Your Weight

When life gets busy and schedules get tight and you’re expected to be in 50 places at once it can be a bit of a challenge to make the appropriate choices concerning your health and nutrition. This is definitely true when you are seeking to balance and maintain a healthy weight or you are transitioning from a restrictive diet. Learning how to monitor and manage what you eat without having to track macros or count calories (unless that is something that you want to do which is TOTALLY fine). Let’s discuss the benefits of portion control. Continue reading “Easy Portion Control Hacks”

Simple Easy Ideas for Movement That Don’t Require the Gym

Staying Active When Life Gets Busy

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is a major and important part of preventative health and wellness. There will be times when life becomes super busy and it’s not always easy to head to the gym for a workout or commit to scheduling a dedicated workout session. Since this is the end of summer break and it’s time to get the kids ready to go back to school and get back into the grind of things you may find yourself in a super busy season and you just don’t feel like you have the time to devote to your fitness regimen.

 

Today I want to give you some simple ideas for activities you can do that don’t require a lot of time but promote movement in a healthy way so you can stay on track while you go through this busy season.

If your busy schedule isn’t allowing you to make it to the gym and you don’t want to abandon your workouts completely, transitioning to at home workouts might be a good option for you. Committing to 15-20 minute sessions a couple times of the week in the morning or in the afternoon whichever time works best with your schedule. These mini-sessions require little to no equipment. Some types of equipment you might want to purchase are resistance bands, dumbbells, ankle weights, blocks, a stability ball and a mat. Much of the equipment is pretty lightweight and portable so if you are traveling a lot you may find these quick workout sessions convenient. Types of workouts that you can adjust to fit within 15-20 minutes are circuit style workouts, HIIT workouts, pilates, and yoga.

Perhaps spicing up your daily commute and biking to work could work to help you increase your activity levels and remain active. You could have specific days that you bike to work or you can bike and use public transportation. This can also improve your mood and decrease your stress having you happy and ready to face a day at work.

This is pretty self-explanatory, but opting to take the stairs in place of the elevator or parking your car farther out so you have to walk to the entrance. Both of these are good strategies for increasing your daily movement.

Cleaning your home, washing your car, gardening, mowing the lawn. All of these activities require you to do some type of manual labor that requires you to move and are quite physically demanding in some cases. So making sure you’re setting aside time to truly clean your home and do your chores.

 

The above options are just a few ideas designed to help inspire you to get moving and active. While busy schedules do happen and are quite common and sometimes fitness may have to take a backseat due to a demanding lifestyle. Finding creative ways to include fitness into your everyday life and stop thinking it’s just about going to the gym. Expand your mind and explore other options for working out until you’re back to a regular schedule.

Struggling to Get on Track?

Perhaps you find yourself struggling to get back on track after overcoming a busy season and needing to improve your fitness and health. If that’s the case I can help you by creating an easy and customized fitness routine that will work with your lifestyle while also help you achieve your health and fitness goals. I invite you to experience a FREE Discovery Session today. Learn more about my one on one wellness coaching packages and how I can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

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Tips & Tricks for Efficient Grocery Shopping

How to Become An Efficient Grocery Shopper

Regardless of when you choose to grocery shop, I think it’s safe to say that grocery shopping can easily become a time-consuming chore. For some grocery shopping is not only time consuming but a confusing and somewhat overwhelming experience. This is especially true for those that are not confident with cooking or with knowing how to create healthy balanced meals. Today I’m going to talk with you about simple and easy ways you can become an efficient and confident grocery shopper while decreasing the amount of time you spend on your groceries so you can get back to taking care of other things. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks for Efficient Grocery Shopping”

4 Tips on How to Create A Healthy Skin Care Routine

Improve Your Skin Health

When it comes to healthy skin nothing beats following a nutritious diet and maintaining a rock-solid skin care routine. Yet a majority of people still think that skin health is a special luxury but it’s not it’s an important part of your overall health and proper skincare aids in decreasing signs of premature aging.

I’m going to show you 4 simple ways you can improve your skin health by creating a healthy skin care regimen. Continue reading “4 Tips on How to Create A Healthy Skin Care Routine”

Top 5 Gym Hacks to Get & Stay Active

Create A Rock Solid Gym Routine

Summer break is slowly coming to an end and for many of you summer was a time of vacation and travel. Health and fitness were not high on your list of things to do and fell to the wayside. Now, here is another new school year and you’re ready to get in shape and prioritize your health by creating healthy routines. Today I’m going to offer your 5 hacks you can use to create a rock solid gym routine and improve your health and fitness. Continue reading “Top 5 Gym Hacks to Get & Stay Active”

Top 5 Meal Prep Apps You Need Now!

My 5 Favorite Meal Prep Apps

On the last blog post, I discussed the importance of meal planning and meal prepping and how utilizing these tasks each week can help you manage the time that you spend in the kitchen more efficiently and more effectively. Meal planning and meal prepping is also a great way to ensure that you are sticking to and following a sound and nutritious diet.

Today I am going to share some of the meal prep apps that perhaps you can include as part of your meal planning and meal prepping process.

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The Power of Routine

I am pretty sure your summer routine is far more relaxed than your fall, winter and spring routine. Summer is the time to let go and just have fun! Now that it is back to school time it’s important to re-establish routine into your daily life so that you can manage time effectively, stick to healthy habits, and just create a flow for your daily life. Let’s talk about how to create effective morning and evening routines that will set you up for a successful day

 

Common Types of Routines

Two of the most common types of routines that a person will heavily rely on to get through their day are having an energizing morning routine and a relaxing evening routine. These two routines help you to shift into different roles and responsibilities throughout the day. For instance, having an energizing morning routine can help prepare you for a busy and tough workday, while having a relaxing evening routine can help you de-stress and prepare you for a restful night’s sleep. Let’s dive into what makes these simple daily routines so effective and powerful.

Creating An Energizing Morning Routine

A major key component of an effective and energizing morning routine is starting the day early. Waking up just one hour earlier can help you ease into the day. This is especially true if the majority of your morning is spent taking care of children and preparing them for the day. Finding time to take care of your will help to make you more efficient, more energized and less stressed. Healthy habits that you can include in your energizing morning routine could be spending 30 minutes to an hour working out, yoga, praying and meditating, preparing a balanced breakfast, spending quality time alone with a cup of coffee reading the newspaper before the hustle and bustle commences, or even using this extra time to devote to taking a shower and enjoying the process of getting ready for the day. As little and insignificant as these things may seem they go a long way of preparing you for all that is to come in your day. For instance, if you know you have a big meeting at work spending some quiet time alone in the morning can help you prepare.

Another benefit of creating an energizing morning routine is that you can leave for work early and beat a lot of the traffic. Perhaps you’ll have time to stop by Starbucks on your way to work or maybe even stop by the park near your office just for a bit before you start the workday. Start your day on a positive happy note. Create little spaces in your morning to take care of yourself and nurture your spirit.

Creating A Relaxing Evening Routine

The purpose of the evening routine is to do the exact opposite of what the morning routine does. While the morning routine should be designed to wake you up and get you fired up for the day ahead. The evening routine should calm you down and help you transition to a more restful and relaxed environment. Your evening routine should have equal amounts of quality time with your family and loved ones as well as quality time with yourself. Some components that make up a relaxing evening routine are cooking/eating dinner as a family, taking a walk after dinner, journaling, praying, stretching and restorative yoga, reading, taking a bubble bath. Any of these delicious activities are great to include as part of your wind-down process during the evening.  Making sure that you leave any stress or anxiety associated with work at work will aid you in becoming more relaxed and conscious of the moments at home.

A Few Tips for Implementing Routines

#1 Where is your time going?

Now that you know what morning and evening routines are how exactly do you implement them? I know you’re thinking that this sounds all fine and dandy but you’re BUSY. You have kids to feed, animals to tend to, homework needs to get done bags need to get packed for the next day etc. etc. Yes, I totally get it responsibilities are unending, but where exactly is your time going? Are you losing time to any activity or pursuit that perhaps isn’t serving you for your highest good? For a majority of us (myself included), I lose a lot of time in the evening because I’m either glued to Netflix or I’m attached to my phone scrolling social media. While none of these things are bad inherently, they can quite easily add to our “busyness” and prevent us from actually participating in healthy habits that nourish and nurture our health and well-being. Taking an honest assessment at where your time goes and making little tweaks is the first place to start.

#2 Create Routines for the Whole Family

What better way to teach responsibility and discipline than to have your children create their own individual morning and evening routines. Help them come up with activities they can do during designated times in the morning and evening that will help them prepare for the day.

#3 Prepare for the Day Ahead

Instead of waiting for the morning when you are in a fog and trying to wake up get all that you need for the day ahead in the evening. An integral part of your evening routine should go to picking out your outfit, packing lunches, signing papers, checking homework, packing backpacks, gym bags etc. so that in the morning all these time stealing tasks are done and you get more time to enjoy a fresh new day.

#4 Leave Work at Work

Many jobs will tell you to leave your personal problems at home and to not bring it to work and the same should go for home. Don’t bring the stresses of your daytime job to your family. It’s not fair to them. If you’ve had a particularly rough day take a long way home and work through those issues, spend extra time in the car when you get home decompressing whatever you do don’t bring a sour attitude to your family.

#5 Slow and Steady

While it may seem like a good idea to jump into creating these routines and doing all the things it’s actually not the best way for you to develop a solid routine with habits that you can easily commit to and stick to. Focus on adding one thing to each of your daily routines each week building and flexing that muscle until you have created the routine that you wanted to create.

 

Creating solid morning and evening routines can be something new that you try this year that can become really helpful in managing time, stress, and improve your enjoyment of everyday life. I hope you give routines a try this school year. While I provided a few examples of things you can do to create a morning and evening routine, there are things that I don’t think of or that I’ve never tried. Help your fellow anti-aging rebels out in their quest to create awesome routines this school year and comment below some of your favorite ways to start and end the day!

How to Meal Plan & Meal Prep Effectively

Wow, it’s already August and summer is slowly coming to an end. This is the time of year in which a majority of parents are preparing to get ready for the upcoming school year and transition from summer mode into prep mode and getting the family ready for a new school year. This means meeting teachers, getting supply lists, getting new clothes for the school year, backpacks, getting kids back on schedule and into a normal routine. Yet, while you are so busy getting the kids ready for the upcoming year you can easily forget about getting you ready for the upcoming year and spending time establishing normal and healthy routines for yourself. This month, I’m creating a Back to School series that will focus on teaching you How to Create Healthy Routines. I want to give you some simple tips on how you can create healthy daily routines for your nutrition, fitness, and self-care that will help you keep your cool during this hectic time and not abandon your health and wellness. Today we are going to focus on how to save time and stay healthy with meal planning and meal prepping. Continue reading “How to Meal Plan & Meal Prep Effectively”