Losing Weight At Home - Who Else Wants To Lose Weight At Home?

By: Percy Norris | Posted: 22nd January 2010

Losing weight at home is a way to gain long lasting health without going to the gym. I personally adopted this strategy as my own way to healthy weight loss after
giving up my gym membership, and you certainly can do the same. If your interest is to understand better how you can do it too, here is a list of the main pros and cons of losing weight at home.

Pro: Financial benefits
Mainly, losing weight at home is cheaper than the gym. Nowadays, a gym subscription can have a strong impact on your finnances, and you need to pay for it each and every month, even when you're sick and you don't attend the gym. Removing this monthly payment can do nothing else than good to your family finances.
On the other side, you'll need some instruments to exercise at home, but you can be certain they will cost you as about one monthly payment to the gym.
In any case, you gain about 11 monthly payments on the first year and you can still be losing weight.

Pro: Time benefits
You save time. You don't need to go to the gym, which can be on the other side of the town, and back home. Would you rather be stuck among cars and trucks on your way to the gym or exercising in the comfort of your own place? I don't know about you but to me, this is an easy choice. Losing weight at home is one of the most easy things you can do.

Pro: Timetables benefits
You don't need to comply to the gym timetables: you can do your workout when you want. For instance, I love to workout in the early morning, because it sets my body and mind on the run for the whole day. Other people instead love to exercise in the evening. When you do your exercises at home, you don't need to wait for the gym to open or to rush before closure. You can take your time and relax while getting fitfit.

Cons: Social Connections
In the gym you can find new friends and share experiences as well as weight loss knowledge and weight loss plans. You can even discuss about the weight lost. At home, you cannot do this. If you don't have any acquaintance and the gym is the only way for you to make friends, probably you should stick to it. Sharing experiences is one of the best ways to improve oneself.

Cons: Workout Planning
When you get in the gym, you are usually assigned to a trainer who gives you an exercise plan. At home, you are your own trainer and iand it's you who to set up your exercise schedule and weight loss plan. In this case, you need to know what to do, you need the right information and resources, or you could even get injured. If you don't have the right knowledge, maybe the gym will be just your place. By the way, there are lots of online downloadable books that can help you to reach your healthy weight loss goal.

Cons: Space Availability
At home, you need a bit of space to do your exercises without bothering who's living with you. For instance, you cannot make your push-ups in the same room where your wife is sleeping, or losing weight at home will become your best enemy. On the other hand, you don't need a complete spare room entirely dedicated to your home made gym. There are tools you can use to set up a full weight loss workout that can fit under your bed when unused and make your losing weight doable and easy.

Now you have a clearer idea about the benefits and downsides of losing weight at home. If you want more information about it, I invite you to visit our website and subscribe to our newsletter.

Percy Norris is a contributing author on this website as on the major article directories. He is sharing his weight loss story on his blog Weight Loss Fast, where you can download his book "Diet And Weight Loss Secrets" for free.
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