- Set smaller goals for your workouts. Seems counter-intuitive, I know right. But focusing on quality over quantity will help to get you the results that you’re looking for. Instead of picking 8 different exercises, overwhelming yourself, and feeling unsuccessful at all of them – pick 3-5 exercises that you can execute well and put your time and focus into nice form and reps – it’ll pay off and it’ll build your confidence. Win-win!
- Create a rep challenge. If you’re someone who misses lifting weights at the gym (current COVID-19 lockdown in Ontario, gyms are closed) and you have little to no equipment at home, no worries – I got you! Set a high number of reps for yourself for example: 100 squats, 60 push-ups, or 120 crunches. You could make a circuit out of it and do 25 squats, 10 push-ups, and 12 crunches, and repeat until you’ve completed your goal number of reps. This is a fun way to switch things up, to stay motivated, and to feel accomplished after your workout.
- Cardio doesn’t have to be hardio. Crank up your music and do a little at home cardio session. Set the timer on your phone for 20 minutes and don’t stop moving. Whatever feels good for you – maybe it’s jumping jacks, dancing, burpees, or anything else that you can think of. Just keep your whole body moving until the timer goes off and enjoy an awesome sweat session.