YOU ASKED: Hi Angelique! Do you know of a good work-out DVD or series that will give you a full body work out– cardio/strength/just overall feel-good? I’m looking for something that I wouldn’t get bored with and can pick and choose segments…if it exists! I’m tired of going on the treadmill in my gloomy basement. I want to raise my heart rate a little and get toned too. Thanks!
I ANSWERED: You should be proud of yourself for taking time for yourself and your body! Not only is this benefiting you, but its benefiting your children too! If you are looking for a workout strictly through DVD’s, I have 2 words for you: JILLIAN MICHAELS! A few of my girl-friends recommended her dvd’s to me a few years ago and I’m hooked! I have 3 DVD’s and thanks to her incredible, kick butt workouts, I lost all of my baby weight (and a little more) after each of my pregnancies!
I will admit, her DVD’s weren’t the only thing I did to lose the weight. My exercise routine consists of a variety of things such as elliptical, yoga, walking… But if you want a good DVD work-out, this is it!
And if you want to read about how I got my body after baby, you can check that post out here.
TIP: There are 20-30 minute Jillian Michaels Work Outs on television that I love when I need a quick workout. They are sure to get your heart racing. If you do that, I’m recommending something that may sound silly but totally works: Try setting up an easel mirror next to the tv so you can watch yourself. It’s hard to slack on a work-out when you’re watching yourself in a mirror.
Tired of your treadmill? You might be tired of it because of where its located! You can get a great workout on the treadmill and if you enjoy it, try to find a place in your home to relocate it. I’ve had my elliptical all over our house:
- Next to a window
- In the guest/spare bedroom
For More Tips on How a BUSY MAMA can get a little Workout in…TRY THESE TIPS:
- Take some time with your kids and teach them how to do Jumping Jacks!
- Push Ups : When I was in the clear to work-out after Mario, I would lay him on the floor and do push-ups over top of him. He LOVED it and I got to sneak in a little kiss when I get down to him too
- Crunches: Try working out your abs while you’re watching tv, reading a book, etc…
- Sitting at the computer? Have a swivel chair? Flex your abs & swivel while you are reading or typing!
The bottom line is, whatever you do will benefit your body, your stress level, your well-being and your overall health!