Here are a few exercises I done to build my strength and stamina at home:
At first I stepped into a burpee rather than jumped and used a chair to elevate my torso)
Pull in that core jump as high as I can and lift those knees to my chest – at first I went from squat to one knee up, keep on foot on the ground.
I alternate wide and narrow stances to increase my heart rate and work different muscles. I started off with stepping and concentrating on getting my knees as high as I could.
Standard push ups and tricep push ups
I started on a chair, went to my knees and now on the toes
Doing these in 30 sec – 1 min intervals and for three rounds helped me to add the element of HIIT, doing a light jog in between, and made it easy to fit into my day.
Mindset is a massive factor in my commitment to exercise. Most of all I tell myself positive things like ‘this is tough but you are strong’, ‘take a second to breath, but don’t quit’ and ‘failure is where I get better’.
If you’ve been inspired by Tracey’s story, take a look at some more exercises you can do at home.