Now that we’re home, and home for a while, I wanted to get on top of my workout routine ASAP. Working out is one of the top things that help my anxiety. While it’s nice to looked tone and it’s great to be healthy and strong, I really work out because it’s so good for my sanity. Additionally, I have been prioritizing getting into a routine around here and working out is important to me.
I started researching at-home workouts and got super overwhelmed. Especially now that every single local gym, personal trainer, and streaming service seems to be offering something. For the record, I think this is AMAZING. I loved seeing all the dancers streaming live dance classes and personal trainers streaming HIIT classes. Once I started googling it too, the more ads I got for even more at-home workouts services. But it was information overload.
I feel like I’ve been pretty good about putting on a face on Instagram that I’m not freaking out though I am and it’s manifesting in the most bizarre ways. Last week, I was obsessed with getting eggs after Mike and I ate five in one day and I was scared to go into grocery stores so it resulted in me sitting in the parking lot of Whole Foods 45 minutes before they opened so I could be the first one in (with Lysol wipes on my hands) and the first one out with a carton of eggs in said Lysol-wrapped-hands. Well after I got the eggs, the new obsession was what to do for my workouts. I even considered buying a spin bike for a hot second– before remembering how much I don’t enjoy spin classes!!!
After I exhausted myself mentally, I realized I just wanted to try to recreate what I normally do: barre. That immediately narrowed down the options and after asking friends/you guys for advice, I landed on Pure Barre On Demand in addition to the outside running (a little fresh air!) and Youtube yoga sessions (easy mental break!).
This was a super long winded response to say… if you’re struggling with what to do at home, consider keeping it simple and doing something pretty close to what you already did. (Unless you didn’t do much, in which case, maybe now is the time to explore what kind of workouts you enjoy!)
I downloaded the Pure Barre On Demand. After one session, I felt so calm. It felt like a touch of normalcy in a time of uncertainty. Despite being at home with my dogs climbing all over me and I was using cans of beans (lol) instead of weights, it had the same effect as taking a class at the gym. My legs were jello walking up and down the stairs afterward. I got a little sweat in. I had the post-workout endorphins.
Tag me in your at-home workouts. I think it can be fun to keep each other motivated and feeling positive 😌