This week I have started adding in to my daily routine some easy free workouts that you can do from home.
One thing I really struggle to fit in to my daily routine is exercise. Having a family, work, running a blog is very time consuming and it’s not always possible to find the time to get to the gym and I’m not a runner as much as I have tried in the past.
I try to eat healthy whole foods and go on a daily walk with my dog, but recently that’s been about it. I was trying to think of easy ways to add exercise into my day without it being too disruptive, and had the idea to look on Youtube for some home videos and thought I would share with you the ones that I have been trying out.
They are really easy to follow and are various lengths so depending on what free time you have there is something for everyone. Always consult your doctor if you are thinking of exercising after a long break.
What I like about these are that you can do them from home, pause them at any time if you need to stop for any reason, and then just start back when you are ready. They are also free so there is no expensive gym membership to commit too. Another option if it’s a nice day is to take your workout outdoors in the garden (if you have the space and privacy that is). You could add some hand weights to a walking workout or do some stretches using a fitness ball or band.
Here are the youtube workouts I have tried so far.
This is a great little energy booster if you don’t have much time as it’s just 12 minutes long. You can do this alone or alongside other short workouts. The workout is by Jessica Smith who does a series of home workouts over on her channel.
Another workout by Jessica Smith. It’s based on the idea of dancing at home. It’s easy to follow and at 30 minutes long a great daily workout that gets you moving.
This walking video by Leslie Sansome is 45 minutes long. It’s based around a 3 mile walk but with a few bursts of more intense fat burning cardio. She has a whole channel of various different walking workouts.
I hope you enjoy these videos if you try them, let me know what you think. They may not be fast enough for some of the more advanced exercisers but they are what I am using right now until I have some more time to get out of the home to a class or gym. I haven’t been doing it long enough to see the results but I’m hoping that the slow and steady approach will have me in better shape by summer. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Also if you are planning on getting in shape this spring and would like to encourage each other on then get in touch with me 🙂
Have a great day!