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Take Time To Workout At Home

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Trying to find time for yourself to exercise when you have kids is a hard one, whether you are a SAHM/WAHM/Work-out-of-the-house Mom. I have been all three of the above and there's no doubt about it. Time is scarce on a good day, and sometimes us Moms feel guilt for taking time for ourselves.

Finding time to workout doesn't have to involve a babysitter, or a Dad who is home to wrangle the kids while you work on your booty. Wake up before the kids (my favorite), and wait until they're asleep, and pop in a workout DVD. There are some really good ones (Jillian Michaels comes to mind) that take between 20-30 minutes. You get a good workout in without sacrificing an hour or more of your time.

(Side note: I run or work out six days a week and my midsection looks nothing at all like that stock photo.)

Do you use any workout DVDs or programs? Do you have any to suggest for the rest of us? I'm always looking for recommendations.

by on Mar. 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 11:19 AM

i dont really work out at home right now

by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 11:22 AM

You keep busy.  Your Shape sounds fun

Quoting dusky_rose:

I walk my dog 3 to 4 times a day and have taken up bike riding with my son again (got a new bike). I like to work out on my Wii. I have Wii Fit Plus, Just Dance and Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy. If you decide to get Your Shape, you need to make sure that you have plenty of room to make sure that you show up on the camera correctly.

by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

i was doing insanity work out a few months ago but wasn't able to get past week 5. I need to start that again.

by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM
I have an elliptical and tons of workout DVDs. Mainly Jillian and biggest loser
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by Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 11:55 AM

I have always loved my Walk Away The Pounds tapes. I also enjoy playing on the Wii. 

by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 10:43 AM

I'm playing on the Wii too. I stumbled upon: It could be a good advice for you for your at-home training. And I like dancing. Dancing lifts the mood and gets your lymph moving. I have a sedentary job, but I get up once an hour to stretch, walk and exercise.

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