Getting into the best shape of your life is about maintaining motivation and consistency. You want to make sure you are consistent with your diet, sleep, exercise, and recovery. Taking the time to create plans to stick to can allow you to hold yourself accountable. Having another family member joining you on your health journey can also provide a form of motivation. The home became far more during the pandemic which allowed so many people to get into great shape. Below are tips to get into the best shape of your life from home so you don’t have to spend endless hours at a commercial gym.
Exercise Right After Waking Up
A home gym can be easy to create with the options that metal garages offer. You just need to slowly fill the garage with equipment that allows you to get a well-rounded workout. Equipment should be versatile as you likely will not have enough room to create a gym that looks identical to a commercial gym. Free weights can be so important as you just need a weight rack to perform major lifts. Take the time to create a list of equipment that you need to get the best workouts possible.
Ice Baths/Sauna Sessions
Ice baths are becoming more popular as they can help you in various ways. Recovery is important when exercising daily to maintain consistency is effort and performance. Sauna sessions have been linked with so many health benefits that it would be unwise not to use a sauna daily. Both of these can be purchased and are even portable if you travel frequently.
Try A Diet/Exercise Challenge
A diet or exercise challenge can allow you to jumpstart your fitness journey. Take the time to pick a challenge that aligns with your goals. The 75 Hard Challenge is one that many people fail as it requires hydration, exercise, no alcohol, and a bit of reading daily. A number of people fail this challenge even though the dietary restrictions are just sticking to a meal plan without cheat days or meals. In less than 3 months, there are so many people that vow to continue living this lifestyle due to how much better they feel.
Remove Alcohol From Your Life
Alcohol is full of empty calories and can impact your health in a variety of areas. People who quit drinking can see improvements in their skin and dental health. Quality of sleep also improves if an individual uses alcohol to help them fall asleep, as it disrupts REM sleep patterns. The dietary choices that are made after drinking are usually less than wise and do not align with goals many people have. You can try a challenge mentioned above that prohibits alcohol and then reassess after it is over. If you feel better than ever, you might find alcohol was impacting you in a far more negative way than you thought.
You might find that you are unrecognizable after completing your fitness journey. Keep setting goals as you will find that progress becomes almost addicting.