As a homeschool mom carving out time for me is not easy. Infact, if you’re an at-home-mom, to any small child, finding time for fitness is difficult. But not only that, the cost can be hard to fit into the budget, if you are a single income family. Before children, I use to go to the gym and run on the treadmill and spend a hour in the weight room. I was in good shape and so was my husband. Now fast forward 14 years and 3 kids later. I’m not in great shape. I have put me on the back burner. As many of you can relate, it is just too easy to say (or think) the kids are more important. Well, you are important, you are setting the example. We want our children to thrive, then so do we.
Okay, this is not a great picture of me. But this is me 15 years ago, I was wearing a child’s size 12 pants. I had no kids and exercise 5 days a week.
Since I can’t just go to the gym. I have turn to workout DVD’s. That was good for a while, I even tried Insanity (yes, I was insane). But, I got bored with it after a 60 days. I knew the DVD all too well and would dread the next workout move. Exercise, really shouldn’t be that way. Plus, sometimes I would need a good short workout that would make me sweat. I mean why invest the time if you aren’t really working your body. I want to see a difference, I want to see improvement. The bottom line for me became, fitness should be available to everyone. The cost of a gym for me was just enough that it became a luxury item. My thought’s became “I don’t need to go to the gym if I can put on some running shoes and get outside with the kids.” Yes, for me that means pushing 1 or 2 kids in the stroller while the 3rd child runs next to me on the sidewalk. So I get to burn some extra calories pushing 100lbs, right? Maybe even count that as having run an extra mile, lol.
Here I am last summer. Married with 3 kids and no exercising.
But seriously, getting back to my point. If you get bored easy and like variety and like to sweat and not totally kill yourself while doing it I recomend Fitness Blender, They have something for everyone. If you are a beginner, they have something for you, if you like pilates, yoga, HIIT, weights, jump rope, Plyometric, strength training and more. There are over 450 free exercise routines to chose from ranging from low intensity to high intensity workouts. I have found my answer, with this “program”. I can stick with this and not get bored. This is a “program” that works with my budget and with my workout style. They even have 10 minute video’s that target a specific muscle group all the way up to 1 1/2 hours of total body fitness for all levels. I recommend you try it too.
This is me getting back in shape, the present! I see the changes in my face already!
This is one of my favorite workouts for butt and thighs. My youngest enjoys this workout for kids. You can create a free account and schedule your exercise routines on your own calendar and find success or you can go to youtube and search for them there. I am only sharing this because I am really enjoying my workouts and have already seen improvements. The best part is you don’t need to feel the pressure of buying powders to help you get in shape. Just eat real food. After all you don’t get fat eating off a meal, nor do you get thin eating one salad. It’s all about making good food choices and being okay to eat off track for a meal. Just eat healthy the next meal.
Thanks for stopping by and listening to my share.