How to Succeed with an At-Home Practice

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When I decided to start my yoga transformation a few months ago, I knew I had to change something in order to stay on track. Health and wellness were always at the top of my list of priorities and interests, but I failed over and over at staying on the path. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again with no results, so I decided it was time to do something radically different for me, and begin an at-home practice.

I have always been of the mindset that you I have to leave the house to get a good workout. Especially now that I have kids, getting out of the house was vital, in my mind, to success. The only way I would find the motivation, is if I went to the gym, instead of trying to bring the gym to me. There are obvious differences between working out at home and working out elsewhere, but after setting my worries aside and deciding to commit, bias aside, I haven’t looked back.

Working out at home has allowed me to stay consistent when, in the past, I would be hard-pressed to find the time to actually leave the house – just another excuse to miss a workout. Something would inevitably happen with the kids, or my husband would be home later than expected, and then suddenly all my plans would disappear into the abyss of regret.

Regardless of which type of exercise routine you are interested in starting, there is something out there for everyone; I have even seen bodybuilders find a way to work out at home. If you want it bad enough, you will find a way to make it happen. I have proven that to myself over and over again. Every time I have stopped making excuses and committed to change, my life transformed. It really isn’t rocket science.

In my case, I wanted to start building a solid yoga practice back in April; something I had failed at accomplishing in the past, despite various attempts. Every time I would initiate change, and get into a good rhythm, seeing noticeable changes, life would happen, and I would end up right where I started all over again. I needed to break the cycle and stop this from happening again and again, so I took one small step and signed up for a year of Beachbody on Demand – just one of my now many, favorite yoga apps. (More to come on all of the apps I have used in a future post.)

The world is changing with technology, and so is the way we workout. Between my FireTV and AppleTV, I have been able to download more than a few super amazing apps that have afforded me the opportunity to begin and expand my yoga practice from the comfort of my own home, regardless of the chaos that may be occurring in my life. Gone are the days that I need to worry about making it to a class in time, or whether the class I really need that day was even offered at the time that is convenient for me, all while paying upwards of $80/month for classes at a single studio. So much money wasted over the years because I would fail to make it to class as often as I had intended.

With my newfound love for working out at home and my rekindled passion for yoga, I am going to dedicate a little more space on this blog to sharing it with you. I am still growing every single day, and even though I don’t think we ever stop evolving spiritually or intellectually, I want to share my evolution with you.

As I try out all the yoga apps out there – which combined, I absolutely loveeee add up to less than I was paying for a gym membership or yoga classes – I will share my thoughts on them; what I love and don’t love. I will also share the noticeable differences between using my FireTV and AppleTV. After only a few days of getting the new 4K ApplyTV, I can tell you there are many! I am really excited to dive deeper into this, and I hope you can gain something worthwhile during your visit.

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    Sharifa

    June 23, 2018

    I love reading your posts, Camelia! Thank you for sharing. I share the same passion for yoga practice and recently started doing at home, for a number of reasons… I will have to check out your recommendation- looking forward for more. Have a great weekend. Sending you so much love and hugs.

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      DamaCamelia

      June 23, 2018

      Thank you, Sharifa! Your words mean a lot to me! Much love and light to you! Blessings. xoxo

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