After a thirty minute, and I mean a bad-ass thirty minute Jillian Micheals at -home workout, I’m dripping in sweat! It takes a lot of willpower to let go of the excuses that keep playing through my mind like a broken record, however, once I tell the excuses to, well you know the word I’m looking for, and I get it done, I feel amazing! Not only does it feel amazing that I’ve conquered through a bad-ass at -home workout session, but I also didn’t have to get in my car, drive to a gym, find child-minding, pack a bag, etcetera. I know some people prefer their gym routine, or a have a personal trainer. However, if you’re like me and do not enjoy the gym or find it hard to find the time to get there, then I highly recommend at -home workouts!
I’ve always loved Jillian Micheals at home DVDs because she is so bad-ass and pretty awesome with the ladies. I can feel her screaming at me through my television screen, saying things such as, ” You want that dent in your butt, then you have to work for it!” “You want to wear those skinny jeans, well nothing comes for free!” “You want more health, happiness? Then all I’m asking is for thirty minutes, you’ve got thirty minutes!! I would rather die than work out for an hour, thirty minutes is all I’m asking, and you CAN do this!”
So you see how encouraged I feel during my sweat sessions with Jillian. She usually incorporates her thirty non-stop minutes with metabolic training, strength training and cardio followed by a cool down. I’ve seen great results in the past with her workouts and I’ve recently started again.
In the meantime, if you have wanted to start a new workout regime, just had a baby, or need a quick workout, without driving to a gym, then Jillian can be your at -home, personal trainer, or any other DVD that you prefer. I know a ton of people who have seen phenomenal results with other DVDs such as P90x. Currently, I’m doing Jillian’s ninety-day program called Body Revolution.
I know some moms who prefer not to work out with their children around because it can be so distracting. I also know first hand this is true. However, there have also been many occasions when my daughters see me doing the workout and join in!
Needless to say, exercising at home has its perks too.
I hope that when my daughters see their mommy exercising and taking care of her health and wellness, that they, in turn, will do the same.
After all, a mom that takes care of herself, (whether she is doing a 30-minute workout or going for a brisk walk alone) is emotionally equipped with a little more patience, kindness, and love for her children.
Sometimes a mom has to do, what a mom has to do, to stay sane!
So set the guilt aside and make some time out to get your thirty minutes of physical activity in, your mental health will thank you!