So, being a Beachbody Coach, I’m a little partial to home workouts…but, it wasn’t always that way. Let me tell you a few reasons why I think it’s better to work out at home…
You can work out in your PJs [or yesterday’s sweaty outfit]. You might think I’m totally kidding, but I’m going to out myself and let you know this happens more than you might think! Unlike the gym, where everyone is checking each other out, my home is a “No Judgment Zone.” If my regular workout clothes are dirty or I just feel like wearing my baggy sweatpants and mismatched t-shirt, there is not a single thing to stop me.
It’s never crowded. Okay, it might be a tad busy when the kids are hubby are home, but the rest of the time I’m the only one in my basement (well besides the dog – he likes to get his doggy yoga on), the DVD and TV are all mine, and my equipment is right where I left it. I don’t waste a minute waiting my turn, so I get my workout done!
You know the towels are clean. They may not always be perfectly clean, but any residue left on them is mine, so my mind doesn’t have to wonder to unpleasant places imagining who used them before me and what they might have touched.
No one cares about your bed head, raccoon eyes or if you even brushed your teeth yet. I like to work out in the morning BEFORE my shower. Since I don’t have to show myself in public…guess what? I throw my hair in a pony tail and I don’t give a second thought to it!
You can cry or curse all you want…because you can. I can even curse out Autumn or Shaun T when they kick my booty with a workout and no one will come rushing to see if they should call 911 or question my sanity. I am free to express myself as loudly as wish.
You can dance like no one is watching. I used to feel like an uncoordinated blob when I couldn’t get the dance move right away – and I would put pressure on myself to get it right as quickly as possible. Now, I can just laugh at myself and, if takes me 500 times to get it right…well, that’s just fine. As long as I’m moving, that’s all that counts.
On a more serious note, I had two very important reasons why it was better for me to work out at home when I started doing Beachbody workouts. My two young children. When I made the decision to get healthy, my youngest was just diagnosed with Apraxia of Speech and my oldest was suffering from anxiety. In addition to being a mom, I was also a boutique owner and former Pediatric Invasive Cardiology Specialist – and I was already spending more time away from them than I wanted. Because of our crazy schedules and my hubby traveling and working evenings I need something flexible! What did work for me was getting them down for bed – or waking up before them – and working out in the basement. Now, you moms out there who can relate to what I’m saying also know that kids rarely adhere to our schedule. Having the flexibility to workout whenever I had the window of opportunity was a HUGE reason I was able to successful and undergo a major transformation.
By the way, if you think you need to go to a gym to get help with your fitness and nutrition, I will wholeheartedly disagree. Included with the purchase of every Beachbody program are detailed program guides and meal plans, FREE coaching by your assigned coach, and even live online access to trainer chats.
So, are you ready to get started and decide for yourself if it’s better for you to work out at home? I would love to work with you!
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