I’m a stay at home mom and it’s not possible for me to go to the gym every day. But this does not mean that it’s impossible to stay fit at home. It’s very simple to workout at home, and lose weight, whatever your goal maybe.
What you need to workout at home
If you are absolutely serious about the fitness business, then you might have to spend some dough. But, as I always say there is no better investment then investing in health. But, don’t lose heart if you are on a budget. I will share a few alternatives with you as well.
What I did to workout at home :
I invested in a treadmill, with an incline feature. The incline feature makes our workout a little more challenging and in return fruitful.
Well, what fun is a workout if you can’t see the number of calories you have burned? As the treadmills result may vary depending on your height, weight a smartwatch is ideal to see this. Calories burnt, kilometres done. Etc
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3) Kettle Bells
IIt’sonly essential to add some sort of strength training to your fitness regime. This not only time sour body but also make sour bones stronger. I take help of YouTube videos to do these workouts.
4) Good Pair Of Shoes
I needed to make sure that my shoes are comfortable to make the running and walking easy.
5) Track Pants
Its’ easy to give in and workout in pajamas at home. Guilty as charged. But, this blocks the flexibility of your body. So, investing in a good pair of track pants is always wise.
6) Yoga Mat
Many of us ignore the mat, and use a towel or a bedsheet instead. But, yoga mat is as important as the rest of the items.
At times I listen to music and at times it’s all about TV shows for me. I try to watch my favourite shows when, the workout is longer, just to not get bored easily.
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These are my tools for my home workout zone, it absolutely doesn’t mean that everyone needs the same things. But, in case you decide to purchase any of the above here are the details :
You can do online shopping, nowadays, and that’s the advantage of living in these times. Myntra.com has the best of smart watches, shoes and track pants options.
I would recommend buying the treadmill and kettle bells from a store.
Now, if you do not want to spend much, then instead of a treadmill you can opt for walking outdoors. If that’s not your cup of tea, then there are a zillion of walking workouts available online.
You can always use water bottles instead of, kettle bells. As long as it’s filled 😉
I insist on using the the smart watch and track pants. Smart watch will help you gauge your progress. Working out in normal clothes, might induce rashes due to sweat stimulation. So, it’s a good idea to, buy proper track pants specially.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.
I was looking out for real life based tips for working out at home without hitting the gym, a big thanks for sharing this.
These are the basic essentials for gym. Love that Smart watches can be a good essential as it can accurately tell about our calories burnt etc.
Wow !! Right on time as I want to loose my post pregnancy weight.
This looks like great tip.. I love smart watch it can help you track your activities too.. great list
Heya u hv included all the essentials fr wrkout n yeah smart watch is a must while wrking out…
The blog contains info that is known, but then we tend to forget. It’s best to refer the blog and have all relevant items at home, especially ladies.
yoga mat is a must and Myntra has all essentials in best prices ..i love shopping at myntra
I so needed to read such a post as I have begun with a workout at home only these days. Smartwatches seem like a perfect idea to keep a tab on the calories burnt, kilometers walked and much more.
Those are helpful tips..however I cannot buy a treadmill due to space constraint..Smart watch , track pants and kettle bells are good ideas..I do walk every day in the morning and that keeps me fresh throughout the day.
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That’s a great post. The concept of a smart watch is novel to me. I would try looking into options to purchase one. Thank you.
A happy and healthy rest of the week to you.🙂
I love all of your tips however I feel for lazy people like me a group work out means more. So having someone to work out with is a great idea too
That’s some great tips shared..I really liked the idea of smart watch as yes it’s essential to keep a track and also motivate oneself..
Wonderful tricks .. Myntra is my goto web for .. Sports gear too .. Loved the post!
There is no doubt that smart watches or fitness trackers are a must if you are serious about getting fit. Love this post!
I need kettlebells.They look like so much fun.I workout at home a lot and agree with you about setting it up properly.Loved reading this post.i am pumped!
P.S I really want one of those smart watches which will help me keep count.
You have motivated me to snap out of my excuses and excercise a bit !!
I personally have a BSA Dualtron, it’s a cycle + elliptical. I try to get as much workout as i can through that.
A good pair of shoes is the most important thing for me. After that I want that strong feeling to keep going and not become lazy during holidays.
The option of working out at home surely looks more feasible considering we always have some reason to go out. The list is very helpful.
If you want to do it , you can without excuses , Right Zainab? These are the tips for people who can workout tin the comfort of home.
I agree, staying at home doesn’t mean we should not take out time for our work out. I am trying to take one step at a time 🙂 Loves this write up
Absolutely agree. Yoga mat, even the floor ball is good for doing exercises with at home. I exercise at home mainly yoga. I also do a bit of boxing so boxing gloves and not a are another great option
Awesome one…this is in time as my new year resolution is to get back my body…
Being fit and healthy is very important in today’s fast life. I am sure this workout would really help.
These tips are really useful. I just got reminded that I need to buy yoga pants for my workout session.
Love this post as this work out can be done at home with spending those thousand of bucks at gym.
I love my smart watch and it’s been a great investment for me. I usually work out outdoors-cycle/walk/run or at the gym with my trainer. But I should seriously consider working out indoors the day I am unable to.
Thanks for this post.
A kettle bell is something that I have to get soon. I do have weights and yoga mats at home. As for the running, I prefer to run outside. The sweat and the close room makes me feel claustrophobic at times.
Great tips here, Zainab.
I love to workout from home. I have bought dumb bells and of course Yoga mat, good sensible shoes and gym apparel. I also love running/walking outdoors hence do not feel the need for a treadmill. Like Soumya, I prefer outdoors for my walks/jogs. Liked the tips, Zainab.
Oh I so agree with the pajama being a no no for the workout. The right gear makes all the difference in our attitude towards the work we are embarking on! Great post Z
These tips are quite helpful and doable!!
You listed the very first steps one can take for starting a health and fitness routine at home.Working out regularly goes a long way in daily fitness.
The smartwatch and yoga mat really helps in tracking your progress and also working out well!!
You have an amazing blog and great ideas..👍👍
Yaaa these are really the basic essentials to workout at home👍
I love my daily walks and occassional runs and regular yoga but I know I have to up the fitness game.
These tips are great motivators.
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