13 YouTube Workouts To Try At Home

13 YouTube Workouts To Try At Home

When we started brainstorming content for our wellness month, I immediately wanted to challenge myself to make more time for working out. Fitness has always been a big part of my life, but since having kids, I’ve really struggled to find the time to get back into a groove (I’ve talked about this in the past here).

The idea was I would complete a 21-day fitness challenge on YouTube. I’ve tried Boho Beautiful’s Pilates videos on YouTube before and thought they were good. So I decided I would go for it and try to do the full 21 days. But I have to be honest, as good as the videos were, I just ran out of time. Running a business and juggling two little kids has been very time consuming for me. At the moment, I’m only working three full days a week, so to take time out to work out feels really tough on my work schedule. Then on the weekends, I find it hard to break away from the family to focus on fitness.

I still plan to get back into my old workout mode. Fitness is more than just feeling better in my clothes, it greatly improves my stress and mental health. That’s what I miss the most. That break from all the stuff going on in my head. One thing this challenge showed me is that I have to stop putting myself last. Yes, I love my family and I love my job, but I also should love myself. If I am not feeling good both mentally and physically, it affects my work and family, so I need to stop feeling so guilty and letting the pressure keep me from making more time for the things I love.

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You would think that working out at home would be easier than getting to a workout class or a gym, but I’ve found it to be the opposite. Housework, text messages, emails and family, among other things, all distract me from getting my sweat on. I find I am always putting it off to finish one more thing. By the time I get to it, my day is pretty much over. That being said, working out at home is my best option right now until I have a little more free time in my schedule. Luckily, I’ve found some really great results-driven workouts that I enjoy!

Pilates

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Yoga

Full-Body

(The mat featured above is by Always x Always and the workout pants are by my favorite, Outdoor Voices)

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Author: Taylor Sterling

Taylor Sterling is the founder and creative director of Glitter Guide. When she's not working on all things GG, she can be found reading and sometimes art directing photoshoots for @LolaJayne. She enjoys spending time with her family and eating french fries (not necessarily at the same time, although that's definitely the best combination). Follow her at @TaylorSterling