Losing weight is hard work. You need to find out the perfect workout routine to burn those extra pounds, research about what a balanced meal actually contains, and you need to do it consistently. There is not much of a surprise when a lot of apps and accessories like FitBit has come out to help you with your fitness journey.
Let us say you have just committed to being healthy. A gym subscription just seems awfully expensive, but you are determined to get fit and active to do it. You know, there are workouts for beginners that you can do at home. The gym has the equipment and the coaches; however, it is not like you cannot learn it for yourself, right? Of course, you would need a bit of help from experts, but you do not need a membership for that.
First, you must have an open space
Do not just work out in your room, the space might not be big enough for all the jumps and push-ups you are about to do. Instead, choose the living area or the garage and move your things around to create an open area where you can exercise.
You should not forget to warm up. What it does is it gets your heart pumping and it warms your muscles; neglecting to do this might mean serious injuries, some of which are the long-term. If you are rushing to get it done because you might have a meeting or any other important event, cut your workout time, not your warm up. Warm ups you can do include jogging, stationary biking, jump rope, or go up and down the stairs. Remember, you should not wear yourself out since you still have a work out to do; just make sure that your heart is pumping and ready for action.
Start your workout
After warming up is your much awaited work out. Since you are only just beginning, do not shock yourselves with hardcore exercises and heavy weights; ease your way to that, you will get there eventually. You can start with bodyweight squats, push-ups, walking lunges, burpees, planks, and jumping jacks. Some people will tell you to do 20 of each exercise with 15 seconds of planking for 4 rounds, only 30 seconds of rest before starting over again. But since you are just starting out, do 15 of each for 15-30 seconds of planking for 3 rounds, with only 30 seconds of rest before starting again.
The reason behind the 30-second rest is to maintain your body’s workout conditions. Your heart rate is already elevated and in the fat burning zone, if you rest too much, it is going to come down, and you will have to start over again, from the beginning. Do not waste your efforts by resting too long, so 30 seconds should be enough.
If you want, you can keep wearing your FitBit while working out so that you have a record of your heart rate and activity. It can also calculate the food and water intake you have had throughout the day, so you can probably craft a workout that can help burn the calories from the food you have eaten.
Stretch afterward is important
Your muscles are contracted from all the workout you have done, so make sure you stretch to prevent soreness. Some people do not take this seriously, but injuries have been met because people have not stretched properly.
Not getting a gym membership does not mean neglecting professional advice. Before you start a workout or a diet on your own, make sure to consult experts so that your decisions are guided correctly. Exercising is the best way to start your fitness journey, and where better than in your own home. Good luck and keep fit!