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5 Tips to Stay Fit at Home
- October 8, 2021
- Posted by: Carolina Vivas
- Category: flowlift news
Staying fit at home is difficult to say the least. Without the motivation of group energy it can be easy to cut your workout short or not do it altogether. Don’t worry though, we’ve got lots of tips for helping you stay on track so you can achieve all your fitness goals.
Put Your Workouts in Your Calendar
If you put your workout in your calendar as if it were an important meeting, you’re more likely to stick with us. It’s also been proven that workouts done early in the morning are far more effective than workouts done in the afternoon or evening.
Don’t Keep Unhealthy Snacks Around
Let’s face it, self control is a lot easier when temptations are low. Clean out your pantry and get rid of all the snacks that are getting in the way of leaning out and building muscle. That means most of the packaged snacks, sugary drinks and foods that don’t truly nourish you. Opt for making your own snacks, choosing healthy restaurants and keeping more fruit around to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Add Additional Forms of Exercise
FlowLIFT classes will give you everything you need for staying fit at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add other forms of movement to your fitness regimen. Try walking, swimming, tennis, skating or anything that interests you. The point is to get a little more time in every week breathing, moving your body and maybe even breaking a sweat. Exercise comes in many shapes and sizes, so try a lot of different things!
Make Healthy Food Choices
Staying fit, lean and strong is all about balance. Diets never work because they’re too hard to maintain and they are all about restrictions. Think of healthy eating as a chance to practice making smart decisions about what you’re putting into your body. If you want a few slices of pizza, go for it, but make a better decision for dinner. It’s ok to have the stuff we love as long as we can balance it with the things that align with your goals.
Commit to Doing FlowLIFT at Least 3 Times Per Week
The recipe that works best for us is doing a minimum of three FlowLIFT classes per week. This keeps us lean, strong and feeling our best. Aside from the physical benefits, FlowLIFT helps you release stress like no other. It burns off the crazy and works like a reset button. We always leave class feeling more positive and less affected by the stress all around us.
Although staying fit at home is certainly a little more challenging, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Create a solid system, follow the tips we mentioned and commit to doing whatever it takes to accomplish your goals. The main difference between a wish and an accomplishment is determination and hard work. There’s no other way around it.
What should I do about distractions at home?
Try not to see distractions as an obstacle. The great thing about staying fit at home is that you can pause your workouts and pick up right where you left off. If the kids or husband comes in to ask you a question, don’t let it bother you, just pause, do what you have to do, but commit to getting back to your workout. Sometimes, just shifting your attitude about distractions can make all the difference in the world.
How do I create the perfect workout space in my home?
Yo don’t need a fancy home gym to stay fit at home. All you need is your a little space in your living room, a spare bedroom, a corner of the garage or an outdoor patio if weather permits. Move your furniture, throw down your mat and add little accents to motivate yourself. For us, a plant, a crystal and a photo of our
How do I stay fit at home if I don’t have time?
Saying you don’t have time is just an excuse. No one really has time for working out. Most of us are busy as mothers, business owners and partners to our loved ones. If you don’t have time, you have to create it. There’s some sacrifices you have to make. Maybe it’s getting up an hour earlier, maybe it’s not meeting your friends for lunch. Maybe it means asking someone to help you with the kids, but where there is a will, there’s a way.
Should I partner up with a friend to help me stay on track?
Studies show that working out with a friend increases your chances of success. The reason for this is strength in numbers and having accountability will help you achieve your goals. Missing a workout is harder to do when someone is counting on you, so yes, get yourself a workout buddy to fix the accountability problem.
How often should I do FlowLIFT at home?
Three times a week is the magic number. That doesn’t mean you can’t do more! We like to do FlowLIFT on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so we have a day in between to do yoga. FlowLIFT kicks our butt, we get sore and then we stretch it all out with our online yoga classes. We also have students who do five to six classes a week and that’s fine too if you’re not doing any other forms of exercise .
What’s the best time for doing FlowLIFT online?
We think the best time for working out is either first thing in the morning or a little later after the kids are in school. If you wait too long you’ll be distracted by work, social gatherings or running errands. If you choose to workout in the morning you’ll have better chances of hitting your target sessions. We also suggest you never skip your Monday workout. Whatever you do on Monday sets the tone for the rest of the week.
Can kids do FlowLIFT too?
Our kids are now twelve and above and they recently started trying FlowLIFT classes. They use the lightest weights available and sometimes they do the class with no weights at all. The 45-minute classes work best for older kids, and the 25-minute classes are perfect for younger kids with shorter attention spans. Twenty-five minutes is also perfect for staying fit at home for the same reason. Keep in mind that some of our songs have explicit lyrics, so if you don’t allow your kids to listen to that, just use your own playlist. There’s not much talking in FlowLIFT classes, so if you turn down the volume, all you need to do is copy the move on the screen to the best of your ability.
I can’t keep up with the teacher. Help! What do I do?
No one is expecting you to keep up with the teacher, especially if you just started working out with us. It’s much better for you to move slower, with more precision, than to pick up the pace and flail. Move at your own pace, do less reps, take off the weights, and do whatever you need to do to get through the class. Remember, we have been doing this class consistently since 2016 so you don’t need to move as fast as us. The more you practice, the better you’ll get, and before you know it you’ll be strong enough to increase your speed and add the cardio component of the class.
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