When it comes to the battle of staying fit, Father Time remains a constant opponent. As we get older, it can become more difficult to stay physically fit. The more time we remain inactive, the harder that it can be to get back into the swing of regularly working out. But just like any physical activity, you need to take care when you do this, or you run the risk of injuring yourself or even possibly others. Here are some easy-to-follow tips for adults starting a home workout routine.

Make yourself a priority daily: running, biking, boxing, swimming, it’s just important to get your blood flowing 4-5 times per week. Get your mindset right in the morning. Set the tone for the day!
Another buzzword many folks use, or you hear in conversations with family, friends, and co-workers is self-care. However, what is the recipe you use and why is it unique to your character and daily process? There is no right or wrong way to take care of yourself, what is important is that you do something that works for you.

A Routine

My routine is the same Monday through Saturday.  I wake up at 4 AM, write in my journal, stretch for about 15 minutes, and then work out. Typically, I mix it up, 30 minutes of cardio, or 30 minutes of lifting. In addition, I even walk the dogs each day as well. Then I prepare a balanced breakfast shower, change, and head to work. I also make it a point to do prepare breakfast at least two days of the week for my family whom I am most thankful for in my life.
For some that may be early and not possible because they need their sleep, but not everyone is wired the same way. That is what works for me because at that time there are zero distractions. No emails, no texts, no phone calls, just time for myself and therefore is the most impactful time for me. If you are an early bird like myself then try to implement a schedule, a routine that you can follow. If not then maybe it’s after work but studies show that your body burns metabolism all day long if you work out in the morning at a more effective rate. Studies also show that your mind is more affective throughout the day, if we do exercise in the morning. When we do exercise adrenaline kicks in and if we work out after work that can affect our sleep routine. Again everyone it is different, just figure out what works for you and your body.
Just make sure you make yourself a priority in order to maximize each day. We cannot be our best for our family or workplace if we do not take care of ourselves first.


The most important piece of the puzzle is to be compassionate with yourself in the process. Life is a marathon not a sprint, therefore are mindset should be focused on progress not perfection.
No matter what your fitness goals are, there are plenty of ways to create a fitness routine that can work for you. Follow these tips for starting a home workout routine, and you will be enjoying your new, fun workout routine in no time.