25 February 2016

Lifestyle | My Favourite Ways to Work Out at Home



Hi Lovelies, we are nearly in March, so technically the winter stretch is almost over. Well... it should be, but if you were to try and tell me that when I'm de-icing my car at half 5 in the morning to go to the gym before work,  I'd probably hit you with whatever item of choice I was using that morning to scrape away the ice from my windscreen. It's still ridiculously cold in Manchester meaning my motivation is still ridiculously low, all I want to do at the minute is crawl into bed when I get home with a hot cup of tea and watch re-runs of The Hills; and it is draining my soul bit by bit every time I drag myself up for an early gym session. However needs must and exercise, whatever your choice must be done my lovelies! Sooo having said all that I have found working out at home just as efficient for me at the minute and it doesn't require a pep talk beforehand (well not all the time).

I am quite fortunate to have a workout space up in our attic which has been converted into a small gym room (plus my dads dartboard), but any space where you can move freely and have space to do basic exercises without trashing the place will do. Today I wanted to share with you my favourite fitness sources which help keep my eating and exercise on track. 

Sworkit - App Store

I have spoke of  my love for this app in one of my very first blog posts and it's still up there. With a range of workouts from Pilates to Core Circuits to choose from you can personalise your workout to fit with your end goal, whether that be for weight loss or to gain strength or just to tone up for the summer. You can also easily adjust the length of your workout so that you can fit in 15 minutes when that's all you have spare. It guides you through your workout with videos which can be paused or skipped for exercises that you don't know how to do and I love being able to control what your workout consists of. 

My Fitness Pal - App Store

I'm a person that has to be able to look at my progress visually and be able to monitor it. If I have a week where I haven't logged anything that I've ate for example then I feel a little out of control of my diet. This may obviously seem a little OCD but it works for me because having to write down that Cream Éclair I ate at lunch when I got up early to make myself a fresh juice makes me feel a lil guilty so I don't do it. Don't get me wrong this girl loves cake, just not everyday of the week you know. My Fitness Pal is the best and easiest way to track what you're eating and check up on your calorie intake, you can also log how much water you drink and any exercise you do all in one place!

Yoga with Adrienne - YouTube

I've tried a few apps and read a few books and nothing has come close to how easy an at home yoga session is when following one of Adrienne's Videos. She's so clear and informative and I find her voice so calming which is obviously what you want from a yoga session. She recently did a 30 day yoga camp which you can access whenever you want on YouTube and work through at your leisure. I purchased a yoga mat from Amazon, roll it out in my room and light a few candles and i'm ready to get relaxed.

These three keep me motivated even when I can't force myself to get to the gym, I know a lot of people find the gym daunting or simply too busy, especially at this time of year so I hope you will find this post helpful if that applies to you!

What are your favourite ways to work out and stay motivated?

x

32 comments:

  1. I love yoga with Adrienne. Favorite thing to do in the morning when I have the time. This is a great post for how to work out at home. Should honestly be doing more of that.

    Kim
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    1. She's great isn't she! Thank you! xx

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  2. Love doing yoga with Adriene too!

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  3. I completely know what you mean about the shitty weather. De-icing my car is the least fun thing to do ever!!

    I love Yoga With Adrienne too, but I've been doing the Fitness Blender workouts on YouTube at the moment and I'm loving them!

    Kayleigh
    http://hazelnutmusings.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's literally the worst!! oooh I haven't heard of those i'll definitely look into them! xx

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  4. This is helpful as I am currently on a weight loss thingy and looking to work out at home

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    1. These are definitely great ways to keep on track! x

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  5. I have heard so many great things about Yoga with Adrienne! I need to check this out!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  6. First of all, MAJOR props for getting a workout in BEFORE work?! I'm truly in awe of people who manage that, I can just about drag myself out of bed for breakfast and making myself look halfway decent! Secondly these are great tips, YouTube is definitely a treasure trove of resources to tap into! I also really like those little Instagram videos you see, many of them include exercises that are easy to replicate at home!

    Sinéad ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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    1. It's a real task! I can do it soon easy in the summer and go nearly every day but i'm struggling!! Youtube is so good for workout videos! xx

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  7. I really like Yoga With Adrienne! Great post :)


    xo, Liz
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  8. I haven't given yoga much of a go before so I'll definitely be checking out one of those videos soon :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. She's the best person to start with! So good x

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  9. The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)
    Have a nice day!

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  10. I really want to give yoga a go, I might have to put some time aside for it ♥

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  11. I like the idea of sworkit, I really need to try new things but don't know where to start. I would love to do yoga too but I just have no room at home to do it! x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. Sworkit is so good because you can personalise your workouts and can take it to the gym with you! x

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  12. Lovely post.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  13. You definitely are lucky to have a workout space! I either wait until everyone is out, or in bed lol. I want to check out some of the apps you recommended though. I wrote myself a plan of exercises to work through, for each part of the body a while ago. But sometimes it would be nice to change up the routine, so thank you for the suggestions.:)

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    1. I know! I don't know what I would do without it at the minute! They are such good apps and really help to keep you motivated and target specific goals! Thank you for reading! xx

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  14. I really like yoga! My body feels really good after doing it :) and your blog header is sooo cute!
    Would you like to follow each other? : D

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    1. Thank you! I know what you mean! x

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  15. I love doing yoga! I have been doing it for about 2 years now and it's become a lifestyle to me! I love this post and I am inspired to do a yoga post as well. I have a question, how did you get the activate button from bloglovin? I can't seem to find it! Thanks! Xoxo Natalie

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    1. Same! I love it! You should as I think more people definitely need to try it! I think it came up as an option when I first signed up! xx

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  16. Thanks for sharing, I'm interested to try yoga with Adrienne :) x
    Sweet Dreams

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