It’s been a few years since my last fitness post. I still get to work out almost every week unless I’m unwell or on vacation. Ok. I’ll be honest, I’m not as strong or agile as I was but still aim for at least two workouts a week. Just like most women, I am self – conscious about one body part or another and I am careful to always emphasize that I’m an enthusiast. Not an expert. Through self – education and listening to my body, I have identified what I think works to keep my body in shape. Of course I look to the experts when I am looking for a different result OR something doesn’t feel right, but generally, I believe its really to each her or his own. Lately, I have been purposefully experimenting with home workouts. I use my minimal equipment or hit the road for a jog or brisk walk.
If you asked me a year ago, I would have said, “Home workouts are just not for me. I cannot maintain the discipline or get anywhere close to the exercise efficacy machines and a gym give.” No lie, Its a bigger hurdle to push yourself and get the most out of your workout at home. For me, I really wanted to encourage my partner in his fitness journey. I just thought I would do the home workout with him and then have my gym workouts. My oh my… I underestimated what can be done with a good playlist and some basic movements to target different muscle groups.
You can always tell a good workout by how deeply you sleep following the workout. After home workouts, It’s always deep sleep for me. Deep dreamless sleep! With regards to my fitness equipment, I started with one thing (GAME Uganda sales are the truth!) and steadily continue to grow my home equipment collection depending on what is needed. My dream is to have a home gym… but until I have the money for that, no excuses will be made.
How to Smash Your Home Workout
My home workouts will normally focus on some form of cardio. A run, circuit training going between running, jumping and then either lunges, deadlifts with my handheld weights or the dreaded burpees usually get my heart rate in the fat burning zone quickly and challenge me mentally physically and mentally. Just remember to push yourself a little further each time.
One fitness hack I stand by for any mental challenge that requires will power is to get an accountability partner. For my enjoyable workout classes like dance or fitness
Lastly, as part of my routine, I stretch. I don’t know about you, but stretching doesn’t come
Have you tried a home workout? Do you workout at all? What’s your preferred workout? Where do you get your minimal home workout equipment from? Help a sister out and comment down below.
Photography by Nicole
Pictures taken at De Kabalaza