Post # 1
Okay, here’s the deal… I have very little time and a whole lot of self consciousness. I’m a busy bee who works 40-55 hours a week, has a small child, and a million and two things on her to-do list. That being said, I want to find an exercise program that I can do at home after he goes to bed or first thing in the morning before he wakes up. I know myself well enough to know that I’m not going to stick to anything that’s too long…like more than 45 minutes to an hour at a time. I would be willing to do it twice a day, I just can’t spend more than that much time at once.
One other requirement…I’m totally out of shape and not very graceful so I need something that isn’t so complex that I can’t keep up. After I get the handle of the basics, I’m willing to keep pushing myself to do harder and more complicated work outs. In the beginning, I don’t want to get so frustrated that I just give up though. I want to stay motivated.
So, what do you bees suggest?! Thanks!
Post # 3
I think a work out video that incorporates weights and cardio would be perfect for you.
The 30 day shred is really good – it’s hard but you can work at your level. So start with really light weights and take breaks when you need to. But the great thing about this workout is that it is easy to make it harder and keep pushing yourself as you get stronger and fitter!
Post # 4
Awesome! Thank you! I like the idea about being able to make it harder as I go. I’m really motivated to not just loose weight but get in shape. I started with diet a few months back and now almost 40 pounds lighter want to add in the exercise part and really stick to it!
Post # 5
My life is just like yours! Super busy! I do HIIT Cardio and Strength training boot camp in the mornings before our lil girl wakes up or in the afternoon when my husband is home so that he can motivate me! It takes me an hour to do this workout at full force. It kicks my ass but so well worth the time. I began just doing cardio in the beginning and that got boring, so I started lifting weights and that was my newfound glory! Definitely made my goal much easier.
Post # 6
@Porkchop: I’ve not heard of that one. Off to Google, I go!
Post # 7
I would 2nd Jillian Michael’s dvds. I started one of the 30 day ones before the wedding and made it to week two before the wedding and Honeymoon took over 😛 They’re hard but they’re only 25 minutes long and you definitely feel the burn!
Best part – you can do them in your living room and only need a small pair of hand weights.
Post # 8
In addition to work-out videos, is there anything you can do with your child that is active? Maybe a walk through a park or chasing him around the playground? I guess it depends on how old he is. I have heard wonderful things about the Jillian Michaels DVD’s, but if you want to make more of a lifestyle change, then incorporate healthier, more active excursions into your lifestyle. It will also set a great example for the kiddo 🙂