First off, I am THANKFUL that we were not one of the 100,000s who lost power during that psycho storm on Friday. Our power flickered, went out for a second, and dimmed but it never went out. After the adventures in no AC last weekend I was praying we wouldn't have to go through a repeat!
The 2 Week Challenge starts today and I am pumped. It goes so well with the topic for Mamavation TV this week: working out at home. If you haven't signed up yet to participate DO IT! They have beginner and advanced workouts, something for every level of fitness.
Working out at home is difficult for me. When I have the 2 Week Challenge to focus on I do very well, but once it is over eh not so much. I am one of those people who love to workout in a group setting. Exercising with my friends is something I look forward to each week. Unfortunately, during this season of life (which is hopefully ending in September!), I have not been able to go to the gym. I tried psyching myself up, downloaded a bunch of zumba songs, and got to shaking it one night after bedtime. My heart wasn't in it, and I found myself getting bored. So I can't really give any advice about working out at home because I don't even do it myself. *shame face*
That is not to say I don't want to be better I just don't know how to get past the mental roadblock. Then I saw this on Healthy Jasmine's Facebook Page this morning and loved it: The hardest thing about exercise is to start doing it. Once you are doing exercise regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it. – Erin Gray
So true! Before I became a gym rat I use to think people who go to the gym all the time are a bit excessive and they must get bored! Then I started on a regular routine with a friend and started to enjoy it, even if only for the conversation. Then I found Zumba and my workout routine and attitude changed. That was my niche for sure, I loved it and going to the gym was something I looked forward to and did not want to ever stop! I don't think I will ever find the same enjoyment at home, but I know that if I push myself to get into a routine that sooner or later it will be less of a chore and more of something I want to do.
What do you like to do when working out at home?