If your New Year’s resolution is to exercise regularly, consider this scenario: It’s a typical winter day with temperatures hovering around freezing. You’ve had a long day at work, you’ve eaten dinner, and you haven’t worked out yet. Are you really going to get bundled up, go warm up the car, scrape ice off the windshield, and drive to the gym? You might have the resolve to fight through your fatigue and brave the cold a time or two, but the first time you decide it’s not worth it and spend the evening binge-watching your favorite show, you’ve broken your resolution. And having given in once, you’re likely to do it again. Another New Year’s resolution gone by the wayside.
You shouldn’t feel bad or disappointed with yourself. After all, it’s really hard to expend a lot of energy after you’ve had a stressful day at the office. That’s the problem with resolutions - they don’t always fit in with your lifestyle … unless you make them fit. That’s why working out at home is such a great option. It’s convenient, it’s comfortable, and you never have to wait on that guy who always hogs the bench press. Here are some effective, yet easy-to-do exercises that’ll help you stick with your resolution.