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My At-Home Gym Is the Only Thing Keeping Me Sane

If I didn’t have an at-home gym, I think I would be going insane right now. It’s the only thing keeping me sane in the midst of this insanity.

It’s my stress relief and keeps me motivated to keep pushing through these days.

I know these days will only make me stronger, but when you’re in the midst of it, it doesn’t seem like it.

One day at a time, you keep pushing, keep moving, never giving in.

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At-Home Workouts Will Make You Stronger

There are two ways you can approach this stupid-ass virus: you can give in to it, bemoan your fate and what is happening in the world, or you can grow stronger from it, beat it, and not give in.

Many people have told me, “I can’t work out at home” when I tell them I work out at home. This is because they need others to motivate them.

Now, most of us are forced to workout at home.

You have two options:

  1. To not workout due to every excuse under the sun
  2. To workout and continue to be healthy and stay fit

You Will Grow Stronger By Working Out At Home

Mentally

You will grow in mental ways you never thought possible. There will be days when you will be dragging and hating every second of it (I’ve been there and still am there). You have to push through it, half-ass it if you have too since half-assing is better than sitting on your ass. You will gain a mental fortitude you never thought possible.

Spiritually

As you are running in the dark, in the rain, in the cold, hating every miserable second of it, wishing for Orange Theory’s nice treadmills and warm room, you will grow spiritually. It will just be you, nature, the birds, animals, and your own thoughts, along with God. You will gain insight into your life, and your workout will be over before you know it.

Physically

You will most likely be doing a lot of moves you otherwise wouldn’t do. There’s nothing like bodyweight exercises to whip you into shape. You will grow physically, even if you don’t have a barbell.

Emotionally

Many of us workout because it makes us feel good, it relieves stress, and we like how we look because of it. Continuing to workout will help you combat the negativity of the coronavirus and weather this storm like any other storm in your life.

Financially

You’re not paying for a gym membership, nor are you driving there and back and having to buy nice clothes for it either.

Community

Your community is your family now. Show them that the coronavirus is not stopping you from your dreams, goals, and aspirations. Teach them that you are stronger than this, and that God is in control. Go on a run with your daughter; do a CrossFit workout with your other daughter; play catch with your son. Be active, and your kids will grow up active.

You will grow stronger with at-home workouts. Still, the choice is yours.

The Benefits of a Home Gym

We have been snowed in the last two days.

The roads are icy. The winds are gusting upwards of 50 mph. Visibility is low. It’s cold.

Luckily, I don’t have to worry about the gym closing or making it to class because I have a home gym.

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THE BENEFITS OF A HOME GYM

  • Weather doesn’t matter. When you have a home gym, you don’t have to be anywhere or worry about being late to class. You show up to work out when you’re read.
  • You save time. All that time driving to the gym, packing your bag and drinks for the gym, showering at the gym, and waiting around for others is eliminated.
  • Flexibility. You work out when you can. If you have soccer practice or have to spend the day in the city, it doesn’t matter. You can exercise as early as you need to or as late as you need to.
  • Customized equipment. You pick the equipment you need, want, and will use. No more rooms full of useless equipment you’ll never use.
  • Money. It’s an initial investment up front, but it’s guaranteed to be cheaper than your expensive gym membership that is paying for amenities you don’t use.
  • Distractions. There is  no one to watch at your home gym. Most likely, you’re working out alone — and that takes mental fortitude you won’t build anywhere else.
  • Cleanliness. Gyms are full of germs. At home, it’s just your own germs you have to worry about.
  • Equipment will last forever. With only you and your family using the rowers, the bikes, and the weight plates, you’re gym equipment will last a lifetime compared to the beating gym equipment takes at regular gyms.
  • It’s fun. Creating your own workouts, working out whenever you want, and accommodating for what your body is telling you (such as rest days and injuries) is freeing and fun.

You’ll be able to workout much more effectively and achieve the results you want, not the results the programmer wants. A home gym is a lifeline when your life is busy and full of stress. It’s an investment in health, wellness, and overall well being. It’s a small price to pay. Start your home gym today!