You can draft your own at home fitness plan but you need to be careful how you do it. Many make the mistake of doing too much too soon because of excitement. We are always bombarded with messages like “no pain, no gain” that we don’t feel like we are doing enough unless we are running out of breath and grimacing in agony. While this level of commitment is often necessary in sports matches, training is a different beast. It doesn’t just last for one day but extends for months or years. You need to make your plan sustainable in the following ways:
Ease Into Your Routine
Build from the ground up. Just because your favorite influencer is doing 100 push-ups a day every single day doesn’t mean that you should do the same. You two are at different levels of fitness. They may have been doing this routine for years so their bodies are used to the stress. You should do what makes sense for your particular fitness level. This could be 20 push-ups every other day, 30 minutes of daily walks, 1 hour of weekend cycling, or lifting 5lb dumbbells. The body will be able to do more over time in a natural progression. Give it time to adjust.
Plot Your Rest Days
They say that you should pick a rest day or else your body will pick it for you. Continuous workouts without any breaks will only result in injuries and fatigue. Then you will have to stop exercises so as not to aggravate the pain and allow it to recover. This could take weeks or months while your gains slip away. It is far better to give your body time to recover periodically. For beginners, this might mean working out only three times a week and resting in between. For advanced athletes, this could mean resting at least once a week.
Get Proper Nutrition
Ample rest is only the beginning. You should also make sure that you are sleeping well every night with 8 hours or more. Feed your body well with healthy food, particularly after your workouts. You must get a large serving of carbs and protein so that you can replenish the energy you spent and help the process of muscle repair. Do this regularly so that you can feel fresh and ready to go each session instead of dreading it due to pain and exhaustion. Drink plenty of water throughout the day as well.