Monday, February 1, 2016

Resolutions

I used to eyeroll at New Year Resolutions... As a kid (and a dancer) I think every single year my resolution was to get my splits. Unfortunately, that never happened.

But this year I was ready for a fresh start to refocus. One of my goals is workout consistently. Let's just say.. I didn't exercise much while pregnant.

Sharing a car, an active baby, and a very inconsistent weekly schedule poses some challenges to working out. I finally bit the bullet and started waking up before JM to workout, eat breakfast, and shower. It must have been all those years of lacking basic hygiene while attending an all-girls school, because now I HAVE to shower and wash my hair everyday. I actually get grumpy if I don't shower in the morning. If I am ready for the day by the time JM wakes up, I find it much easier to be patient and happy.

The first morning I was ready to workout, the Beachbody website was down and the next thing I stumbled upon was Daily Burn.

Daily Burn 365 is a live workout class with different instructors and workouts each day. I really like how it feels just like a normal workout class (with normal people in the videos... not crazy in shape people. I get pretty tired of Shaun T pointing out how the modifier girl just had a baby and even she could do it.) I really enjoy the variations of the workouts: strength, cardio, kickboxing (my fav), and a little tabata. I am pretty good at slacking off once I have done all the videos in a series. It's a lot harder to get out of bed when I know exactly what terrible exercises Shaun T is going to make me do. Sometimes the Daily Burn workouts are pretty low key, but it still feels good to get up, stretch and do some exercises. Slow and steady, right?

So far I am on my 4th week of Daily Burn 365 and I haven't lost motivation yet! There are other parts of the website.. but I haven't really used them. The only negative is my free trial is almost up... I do think it is worth the $13/month... but if anyone is interested in trying it out please use my referral link! I get a free month for each person that uses it.

Anyone have tips for working out at home? With a baby?

Emily