I personally love going to the gym. I love the atmosphere that comes with seeing other people working out. It provides that extra motivation to push a little harder. In an ideal world I’d be able to go everyday, but sometimes that just isn’t feasible.
Maybe you don’t have enough hours in your day to get to the gym. Maybe the weather is crappy and you’re lacking a lot of motivation to leave the house. Or maybe you’re still not sure if you’re ready to commit to paying for a gym membership (as I wasn’t until this past summer). Whatever your reasoning, there is no reason you can’t get healthy and in the shape you desire to be in from the comfort of your own home.
What You’ll Need
- a yoga mat
- ankle weights (optional)
What I Do
Whether I’m getting my workout in at home or at the gym, I like to do 6 exercises to focus on my abs daily (of course there are days that I skip here and there), doing sets of 15 reps.
Currently I’ve been doing 3 sets of hanging leg raises and 3 sets of hanging reverse crunches but it’s always ideal to switch up your routine now and then (I’ll talk about these two exercises and how I do their mat-versions below).
My ab workout takes me under 10 minutes so there are no excuses! If you want to challenge and push yourself a little harder, ankle weights are a great way to do just that.
Keep in mind that in order for your abs and all your hard work to show, you need to be doing cardio in order to burn off and lose any fat you may have as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle when it comes to your diet! However, don’t shy away from food. Protein = muscle. If you want diet tips or a look at what my daily diet consists of currently, comment below!
What you get out of your workout is what you put into it; not where you do it. Stay motivated!