Leading a healthy, what I call “vibrant” lifestyle requires three main commitments. Consistent exercise; an anti-inflammatory, plant-based diet; and getting enough sleep and downtime. That means some habits and systems have to become pretty structured, even non-negotiable in your life. With exercise, to be really consistent in your life, you need the perfect at home workout program.
Why Work Out at Home
At Home Equipment
- Schedule one to two small workouts daily, Monday through Friday.
- Split your workout into two shifts, one in the morning before work, say a 20-minute session on your stay bike or 15 minutes on the rebounder and one in the afternoon, such as yoga and abs. For me, a 7:30 a.m. stationary bike session and a 4:30 Yoga session work extremely well. And lastly,
- Make it non-negotiable.
Nothing is as important as your wellbeing. Being healthy physically and emotionally is the foundation for everything you do from feeling and looking great to how you show up as a partner or parent, to how you perform at work, to how you enjoy life in general.
Get out your digital calendar. If you don’t have one, get one on your phone today. Digital calendar’s allow you to type in an activity and repeat it on a daily basis without the need to retype it over and over again. Starting next Monday, schedule your morning exercise at 7:00 am. Choose from walking, treadmill, stationary biking or rebounding.
Next, schedule your afternoon workout at 5:30 (or whatever time you know without a doubt you’ll follow through. Wait too late in the day and it won’t get done.) The afternoon workout should be devoted to weights or yoga. Having set routines will keep you successful.
And if you fall off your routines, don’t beat yourself. You’re going to slack off, just accept it as part of life. I do. Come the following Monday, get back on the pony. Monday is a non-negotiable day and sets you up for success the rest of the week.
Make it Enjoyable!
Save Sunday for an enjoyable walk with the dog or take Sunday off completely. Down time is important enough to schedule too.
That’s it for today. Thank you for tuning into Joy of Nesting!
And if you’d like to delve deeper into my health and wellness plans, take my new and improved 7 Day Wellness Challenge for Women. When you’re healthy, in shape and feeling vital, taking care of yourself is an incredible joy! You can read each module in under thirty minutes.
Bye for now!
For more tips on wellness at home, check out my article, “Zhush Your Nest in 2022.”