Deciding to engage in your fitness program at home or at fitness centers come with several challenges. According to those who were able to succeed in their fitness quest from home (the ones I interviewed), it is possible to achieve whatever heights you set for yourself working out from home as long as you are able to cope with the challenges involved. You can do this by looking beyond challenges and seeing them as motivations, rather than as what they really are.
Setting up a home fitness plan is usually difficult especially for those who have never been into fitness programs before. For such people, the best thing to do is to call someone that has been into a fitness program for a while to put you through; however, your best option is to go and see a fitness trainer as fitness training is their job and they stand a better chance of judging you correctly from your looks before giving you the best fitness program to adopt based on the equipment you have at home.
Remember that your fitness expert will provide a fitness program based on the fitness machines you have at home, so don’t just purchase any equipment being advertised on TV because the equipment might not be required to achieve your fitness goal. The equipment required to build biceps, triceps and pecs are different from those required to build the thigh and leg muscles. In most cases, it is preferable for you to see your fitness trainer first as he/she is in a better position to point out the kind of equipment that you’ll need at home.
The major problem with home fitness programs is discipline. Motivation here is at a low level because you don’t have any fitness partner to challenge, and you also don’t have a fitness trainer to encourage you to keep up with your program. Most people tend to lose focus about one month into their fitness program just like I did. My major issue which I believe is the same with many who lost focus at the early stage of their fitness programs is the fact that I was putting in much effort as required but wasn’t see the results I wanted. I thought the change should be based on the effort put into the program but it was later I got to realize that the change comes as a result of continuous effort over time.
One thing that helped me carry on with my fitness program from home is listening to music as I engaged in the exercise. It takes my mind off the exercise and the strains it causes, but I usually put on a Fitness Tracker because I lose count of my exercises every time my headset is on.
Several people have their own different ways of getting motivated so search for yours and always add it to your fitness program to keep you up and running through the months as you fight to achieve your fitness goal.