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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

No Place Like Home

You may know by now that I workout right here from the comfort of my home. There really is no place like home, and here are a few reasons why I think so.

  1. I have finally stopped making excuses! I invested money into my workout DVD program and with it sitting here in my living room where I see it each day, I am reminded to get moving. On days when I just don't feel like working out, I feel guilty knowing I have no excuses.
  2. It's cheaper! The first program I bought was one I used for over a year. The gym I looked into over here costs $60/mo. Take that times a year and that costs $720! Whereas, I only paid $180 for my DVD program, which came complete with a 30-day supply of Shakeology and my own coach! I'm also saving by not spending gas to get to and from the gym. That all adds up on a day-to-day basis.
  3. I  have been working out at home for two years now and have yet to get bored. Beachbody offers such a variety in programs, that whenever I get the itch to try something new, I can browse the selection to find something new and exciting. Gym classes are limited, but there is a growing demand in fitness DVDs. If you don't want to purchase a program right now, you could even find some free videos on YouTube.
  4. I can workout in my pjs! I literally crawl out of bed in the mornings, throw on my sports bra, pop my DVD in and press play. So as long as you have a good bra and supportive shoes, the rest of your outfit does not matter. How awesome is that?! 
  5. One-on-One Attention! I know, I know... Shaun T is not literally in my living room pushing me, but trust me when I say it feels like it! This guy motivates me to keep going. He shows the proper form and gives the best encouragement right when I want to give up. 
  6. For a busy homeschooling mama, this is a way for me to make the most of my time. By doing home workouts, I am cutting out the commute time I would have if I chose to workout at the gym. We live 15 minutes outside of the city, so that is 30 minutes round trip right there, plus factor in getting the kids ready to go with.
  7. I don't have to wait for the shower! As soon as my workout is over, I am free to jump right in my shower and then get dressed to move on with my day. No waiting on other gym members.
For me, working out at home is absolutely the best choice. However, I understand that this doesn't fit for everyone, so ultimately you have to make that choice.

Questions for you:
  • Do you workout at home or at the gym?
  • What is your favorite part about whichever you do?


  1. Love working out at home, mostly because I can do it first thing in the morning, before I eat breakfast, or take a shower, or even brush my teeth! =) I feel like I get just as good results in half the time...at least for me.

    1. Haha! I totally get you! I usually don't brush my teeth until after either just because I literally get up and get working out. Do you do your devotion time before or after working out? Are your kids up by the time you do that?

    2. I do devotion time before. I keep my Bible and books right by my bed, sit up and do them as soon as I'm awake. Then I usually check the weather, and then workout. The kids aren't usually up when I'm doing my quiet time, but they are up when I do my workout.

    3. I need to switch my routine because I can see I'm not as patient when I don't get in the Word before the kids get up. I try to always get my workout done FIRST and then shower and do devotions after. By that time, I am risking kids being up and then it may not get done or it's not quiet, which makes it hard for it to be good time.

    4. I find exercise to be easier with kids up than quiet time, so I've got to spend time with Jesus first. And I want Jesus to be first in my life, so I want to make Him first in my day.

    5. I know; I don't know why in my head I am wanting to get that done first when I know how much better my day goes when I spend it with Jesus FIRST! However, you encouraged me to just do it right away and then workout while they are eating breakfast, so that's how this past week has looked and I have been a much more patient mom. :-)