As we all adjust to life at home during coronavirus, many are struggling to stay consistent and accountable while working out. Here are some tips on staying accountable while working out from home, including setting goals, accountability partners, and much more.
As we’ve said before, JR CrossFit is still holding classes at almost all of our regular class times via Zoom. This is the easiest way to stay accountable during your time at home. You’ll get led by a coach just like normal, and they’ll be watching to make sure you aren’t cutting reps and that your form is just as good as it would be at the box.
Zoom also gives you the opportunity to stay connected with your friends at the gym. From experience, I know that it’s a lot more motivating to workout when there’s a social aspect to it, and Zoom makes that possible. Working out with your friends and box family is much more motivating than working out alone in your garage, even if you’re doing the same workout.
And if you are unable to make any of the Zoom class times, reach out to a friend or a coach and see if you can do some one-on-one workouts over Zoom or FaceTime.
Another key to staying motivated and consistent is setting obtainable goals. One of the biggest downfalls for people is setting goals that are just too demanding: working out 7 days per week, working out multiple times per day, or always tacking on something extra to Coach Matt’s programing.
In reality, when you set these really intense goals, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and unmotivated. Start out by making your goals simple: do the workout prescribed by Coach Matt, and nothing more. Maybe it’s three days a week, maybe it’s five days a week: it’s totally up to you. Make it something that you can stick to for the duration of the coronavirus shelter in place orders.
If you’re a member of our JR CrossFit Member’s page on Facebook, it can be a great tool to help you stay accountable. For instance, if you do a workout that you’re proud of, you’ll likely be more inclined to share that workout and a post-workout selfie in the Facebook group.
Personally, I also know that seeing other people post their selfies and workout progress has been highly motivating for me. Seeing everyone hype each other up in the Facebook group is definitely one of the bright spots of life right now.
If you’re like me, you’re probably really missing all of your friends at the box — but the good news is, it’s easy stay in touch with them. If you’re struggling to stay motivated to workout from home, I highly encourage you to reach out to someone that you regularly worked out with at the box. Encourage them to keep you accountable with daily check-ins, pictures, some friendly competition, and anything else that you find helpful.
Join JR CrossFit
Last but not least, if you’re reading this and you’re not a JR CrossFit member, joining right now can help you stay accountable and capitalize on your at-home workout routine. As always, you can learn more about joining JR CrossFit and start the process right here on our website. We can complete everything over Zoom, including your No Sweat Introduction, Elements classes, and anything else you might need.