I’ve always been into exercising, and I think it’s because my mom was a gymnast teacher, so half of my life I “lived” in a sports club. I did anything from gymnastics, tap-dancing, swimming lessons; I even tried fencing for a month. Kind of random, I know. My nature is to move my body in any sort of way.
Right before COVID-19, I was going to my local Orange Theory and doing the best workouts of my life. I was feeling beyond amazing. When the gym closed for an undetermined time, I had to find some other way to exercise. That’s when I decided to try the 14 Day Trial of Beachbody on Demand app. I did a few different exercises until I did one with Autumn. Autumn is one of Beachbody’s famous trainers and a great fitness instructor coach. She has several different workout plans, such as the one I’m doing now called “80 Day Obsessed.”
At first, I wasn’t confident I was going to stick to it, but I was motivated to give it a try. I think exercising from home can be hard if you don’t have a good quiet space to do it. And what I mean by that is if you have children and you exercise in the middle of the living room where they are running around, you are going to give up—knowing that I decided to make one of our bedrooms into an area where I could close the door and be alone for an hour.
Honestly, I think that’s what did the trick, having a room where I can be alone and with no distractions makes a HUGE difference. The 80 Day Obsession daily workouts are hard, and at least for me, I need focus. Without focus, I can’t lift as hard or push as hard. If you think that you can’t work out from home, I suggest you try what I did. Make a room where you can lock yourself from any distractions.
Now back to the program. On the 80 Day Obsession, you need several different weights, resistance loops (these resistance loops are like mine and only $15), yoga mat, and sliders (I use two rags for that). You work out six days a week, Monday through Saturday, and give your body some rest on Sundays. It takes hard work, determination, and the right mindset to followthrough the workouts.
Here are a few things that might help you get through exercising:
- Make your workout a priority, and everything comes after.
- Don’t complain! I haven’t complained once about a workout. I never said, “this is going to be hard” or “I hate cardio day.” Being positive has helped me tremendously.
- Encourage yourself while you workout. Tell yourself YOU CAN DO IT.
- If you have children like me, find the time when you can exercise without distractions. What works for me is doing it as soon as my husband is finished with his work, and he can watch the kids for me.
Beachbody has really changed my life. I feel so proud of myself for following through and pushing to do my best on every workout. I feel happier after I workout, especially on days I feel down. Also, I’ve seen a big difference in the way my body feels and looks. I feel stronger and more fit since day one. I’m currently on Day 35 of 80 Day Obsession, so almost halfway through.
I hope that my Beachbody experience helped you decide to join or at least inspired you to try to work out from home. It isn’t that bad 🙂