Home Workout – Sticking With It Through the Holidays
The holiday season is here, which means lots of social gatherings, family get-togethers, an increased workload, and stress. All of these reasons seem to make a perfectly valid excuse to skip the exercise. Whether it’s because of lack of motivation, time, or a wish to coast through to the new year, people gradually start to fall off the workout wagon. Luckily, with the right equipment, a home workout is the perfect solution to all the typical problems.
When the temperature drops and the days start getting shorter, people naturally find themselves sticking around the house more often. It’s harder for many to wake up early when it’s dark out. When you leave work at 5pm but it looks more like 8pm, the tendency is to drive straight home and skip the gym.
In addition, when the weather is warm and the sun is out, people are typically more active in their day-to-day lives. There’s certainly fewer jogs in the park and swims in the ocean in the winter time. Taking a taxi home is a lot more attractive in the middle of a snowstorm than huffing it out 20 blocks.
But the cold temperatures and dark skies don’t have to hamper your exercise schedule if you do home workouts. With a home gym, it’s easier to stick with your workouts through the holiday season because the temperature isn’t a factor. You can get all the exercise you need and not have to worry about freezing half to death.
One of the main excuses for not working out is a lack of time. For many, this excuse seems even more valid during the holiday season. With increased stress at work, gift acquisition and wrapping, and extra holiday obligations, who has time for the gym?
Well, when your gym is also your home, that excuse holds a lot less weight. A home workout will save you time by not having to drive to a public gym. There are plenty of home workouts that are designed specifically for people who are short on time. A high-intensity circuit workout is one of the most efficient forms of exercise you can do, as it targets multiple areas of your body, and is meant to be performed quickly.
Home fitness equipment is also conveniently designed for those who are on a tight schedule. By using a machine that allows you to quickly perform various exercises in quick succession, you save time and ultimately create more opportunity to fit a home workout into your schedule.
Just Want to Start Fresh in the New Year?
All of the holiday parties and get-togethers generally lead to overindulging in high-calorie sweets, treats, and beverages. Many of people give in and decide they’ll just start fresh in the new year. Rather than coast through the end of the year, start January off on the right foot by finishing strong in December.
Losing all the progress you’ve made will only make it harder to start over in the new year. If you’ve just come out of four weeks of no exercise and poor nutrition, jumping right into a healthy, active lifestyle is a major culture shock. It will seem more difficult to get back to the level you were at, so you’ll be more likely to get discouraged and will want to stop again.
To keep your motivation high, it’s essential to prioritize your health and your exercise during the holiday season. Many people make it their New Year’s resolution to get into shape. Your goal will be easier to attain if you’re simply trying to maintain your current progress, and you’ll ultimately feel more accomplished than all those who are just starting out.
Make Your Home Workout Part of Your Routine
Many of us don’t consciously think about brushing our teeth or putting on deodorant, but we do it anyway. Once you make something part of your daily routine, you do it without giving it much thought. Working out consistently can be a struggle at first, but, once you fit it into your schedule in a way that makes sense for you, it becomes part of your routine. Stick with it long enough, and soon it becomes second nature.
The key to making your home workout as successful and efficient as possible is to invest in good equipment. With the VDip Power Station, you can perform a full body workout all with one piece of equipment. Check out our gallery to see everything VDip can offer you, and then order yours today! Need more information? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!