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We all struggle to stay motivated to work out. There are so many things that get in the way – sleep, work, family obligations. Working out at home is a good way to fit in a quick workout, but even when you do get that workout in, it can be hard to stay focused enough to get the most out of it. You get distracted by the phone, the kids, or a business email. However, there are ways to maintain an at-home workout routine. Here are 10 tips to stay focused while working out at home.

1. Schedule your workouts in your calendar

Write it down! You’re much more likely to stick to your workout if it’s in your calendar. You won’t make other plans, because you already have that time scheduled to be dedicated to exercise.

2. Fuel

It’s important to eat before a workout. Protein and complex carbs will help give you the energy you need to run, complete a yoga practice, or strength train. Try these 15 Best Energy Foods for Running or these 9 Workout Snacks for Quick Energy.

3. Follow a workout plan

It’s much easier to stay focused on an at-home workout if you’re following along with a video or a written workout plan. We have tons of SkinnyMs. workouts! Challenge yourself with this Ankle Weight Butt Lift Workout, this Abs, Butt, Legs Home Workout, or the Beginner’s Weekly Workout Plan.

4. Find the perfect playlist

A good workout playlist will help you keep your energy up and keep you excited about moving and exercising. Listen to music you love, but if you’re not sure how to create your own workout playlist, try one of ours. We have 50 Tunes to Help You Lose Weight Fast and Motivational Songs to Fuel Every Workout.

5. Focus on form

Pay attention to your form to make sure you’re exercising safely and to have something specific to focus on. Using a mirror can help you make sure you’re not straining your neck in planks or allowing your knees to go past your toes in squats.

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