Avoid the gym and get in shape by working out at home. The first step is to determine your goals. Your goals will decide what you will need to get in shape by working out at home. Think about where you want to be in 3-6 months. You will start to see results after just six weeks if you are able to stay consistent.
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Build a Home Gym
You can go out an purchase everything you need to replicate a real gym. The quality of your equipment isn't going to match what you see at a fitness center but it will get the job done. If your goal is to build muscle you will need free weights or a small multi purpose workout machine.
Buy a workout program
If you don't know where to start you should consider investing in a workout program that will take you through a series of steps to help you get in shape. See the resource section below for more information.
Find a running partner
Running is the best way to lose weight but it can be hard to stay motivated. Find a partner you can run with on a regular routine to help you stay consistent.
Change the way you eat
If you want to get in shape you will have to change the way you eat. Working out is only half the battle. Eat healthier, less junk, count your calories and increase your protein to build muscle.
Be more active
If there are activities you know you will enjoy like basketball or soccer make the choice to signup for a league. It's a great way to naturally increase your activity and improve your strength while losing weight.
The choice is yours. If you want it bad enough you can accomplish all of your physical goals without going to the gym. Working out at home takes a self motivated person that doesn't mind doing things alone.
If you don't mind working out at home alone you can save significant time and money by avoiding gym membership fees and gas. Both of those expenses can add up fast. You also save the time it takes to get back and forth to the gym.
Stick with your plan for six weeks and you will start to see results. After three months you will see a big difference and after 6 months you might just reach your ultimate goal. Before you start, come up with a plan and stick to your goals.