Many assume that the only way to get the body they want is to purchase a gym membership; however, exercising at home can burn fat and calories just as well!
As someone that lost 85 pounds, my weight loss journey started by exercising and burning fat at home. A variety of methods and exercises helped get my first 35 pounds off.
The key to losing weight, burning fat, and being healthy is mindfulness- check out this article for tips on mindful eating. Being mindful of your nutrition and food consumption is so important. It is, the most important factor of health, wellness, fat burn, and weight loss.
Everyone begins their weight loss journey for different reasons, at different points in life. Whatever the reason, you deserve a round of applause! This is a huge decision and it means that you are aware! There is strength and power in that!
In this article, we’ll look into the most effective fat burning weight loss exercises to do at home and why you should start trying
What is Fat Burning?
Fat burning comes from the metabolism. The metabolism works to turn food into energy.
As we begin to be more mindful of food choices, calorie intake, and exercise, our bodies begin to burn fat. The body starts using the energy stored in the fat cells as fuel and it stops storing away fat.
When fat is used as energy, it means that it is being burned. If you want to learn more about fat burning, take a look at this article: How to Be Healthy and Lose Fat
Benefits of Exercising at Home
As mentioned earlier, my first 35 pounds were lost working out at home. For me, I needed to be comfortable. At the time, the gym meant experienced with proper form; I was neither.
No matter the type of workout, the method or the location, commitment and dedication is key. Exercising at home for fat burn/loss is affordable, convenient, and with a variety.
There are no monthly/annual membership fees. You will be in the comfort of your own home and schedule. You have choices! You can use videos, games, and phone apps.
How to Plan for Exercising from Home
Creating a schedule and sticking to it is very important. It goes back to commitment and dedication. Have you considered the time of day that works best for you? Would a split exercise schedule work (split between morning and evening)?
You have to define your exercise plan, what will your fitness plan look like? Have you selected a dedicated space in your home? Consider transforming an area in the garage, basement, bedroom. I turned my second bedroom into my half office half gym.
Do you need equipment? Consider the need for floor mats, weight racks, cardio equipment, videos or DVD’s.
What about accountability? Consider an exercise buddy or accountability partner.
Having a set plan will help increase motivation. Motivation is going to be necessary to embark on and to stay committed to exercising for fat burn and weight loss. A supportive social environment is also extremely important.
The 10 Most Effective Exercises to Do at Home
Ellipticals are designed to be low impact, so they are easy on the joints. They are also versatile because they offer a range of intensities, speeds, and resistance.
For maximum burning, add an incline to your workout. This will activate conditioning in the legs and glutes. Lower inclines and increased intensity work good for the quads