I don’t know about you but I have always disliked exercise. When I was in elementary school I remember we were forced to run laps around the field for PE and I always hated that. My legs would get really itchy and I didn’t like sweating at all. I didn’t do sports when I was younger or any group things like that, though now that I’m older I wish I had.
As I got older and entered undergrad and then medical school, my weight kept creeping up and before I realized it, I was overweight. Through the years I’ve tried different diets and my exercise phases would come and go but nothing really stuck for me.
My ultimate goal is to have exercise and fitness be a normal part of my life. So far, that’s hasn’t worked out so well. With the new year, I was going to give it another go but I injured myself in February, I popped my calf muscle, and I was forced to stop exercising to heal my leg. Before my injury, I was working on a 5k running app and I would jog outside. I much prefer running outside to running in the gym. By the time my leg felt healed enough to start running again it was too hot outside to run safely.
For those that don’t know, I live in Las Vegas and here it gets hot around March/April. The summers are unbearable without air-conditioning. In fact, for the past few weeks we’ve been having over 100 ℉ heat, it’s even been in the 110’s. It’s hot just standing in the shade.
So, it’s too hot to exercise outside unless you can wake up early in the morning, and I am not an early riser, not yet at least. I don’t have a gym membership and I don’t own any equipment like a treadmill or a stationary bike. What’s a person to do?
Well, now with websites and Youtube where people are putting out a lot of great free content. It’s easy to find great workout videos that you can do from home. Below you will find my top 3 youtube sources for my go-to exercise videos. Check them out for yourself and I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.
These were my top three Youtube resources for home workouts. If you have any other Youtubers that you’d like to recommend let me know. If you’ve decided to check out these videos I’d love to hear how things went!
If you have health conditions or have not exercised in a long time be sure to consult your doctor before beginning a workout regimen. If at anytime during a home workout you develop any unusual symptoms like dizziness or nausea stop what you’re doing and seek medical attention. It’s best to get checked out and told that you’re fine than to ignore something serious that could be dangerous if left undiagnosed. Your health is of outmost importance and you know yourself better than anyone else. Good luck, and most of all, HAVE FUN! ^_^