I used to be one of those people who would go to the gym and stay for hours. I enjoyed working out, but I had no idea what I was doing. I would jump from a cardio machine to the weights and then back to cardio. When I was working with weights, I just kind of did whatever. No plan. I thought I was doing awesome. Hours at the gym, how could I not be in the best shape of my life?
I have always enjoyed working out, but I also enjoyed eating. So my workouts never really meant anything because I didn’t back it up with the proper nutrition. My mentality was that I worked out for two hours today, I can eat whatever! In my other posts I have written about my meal prepping, snacks and recipes I have used. Today I want to talk about my workouts.
How have I lost almost 35 pounds (one pound away from that mini-victory!) without going to the gym?
When I first signed up with Beachbody a coworker had given my the 21 Day Fix DVD to use. I thought I would just use these workouts, and I could youtube the rest. There is only so long you can do the same exercises without craving a new challenge. I quickly realized that I wanted more and I signed up for Beachbody On Demand.
What is Beachbody On Demand you ask? It is basically the Netflix of fitness. All of Beachbody’s workout programs are there, ready for you to press play! It can be used on your Roku, Apple TV, phone, laptop, or tablet. Literally anywhere.
If having hundreds of workouts that cover everything from heavy weight lifting, to dancing, to yoga right at your fingertips isn’t enough, you also get all the program materials too! That means workout calendars and meal plans. The guess work is gone. This was a no brainer for me. All of my past ways of just randomly working out was done. I knew the schedule of what I should be doing, and I had an eating guide to help me see results from all that hard work.
Most of the workouts are only 30 minutes. Remember how I said I spent hours in the gym? I can walk downstairs to my living room, turn on my TV, choose my workout, and in 30 minutes I am done. Are there longer workouts? Yes. Have I done double workouts? Yup. Is it totally up to you? You bet.
It seriously baffles my mind how easy it makes working out. There are days where I feel like I just need to rest, so I can easily turn on a yoga routine. There are days when I feel on top of the world and I press play twice. I was staying in a hotel room on a work trip, and I was able to download my workouts to my iPad and workout right there. We were visiting mu husband’s family in California, and I had my workouts right there with me. It seriously rocks.
There’s really no secret except hard work. In my groups people have fallen in love with a certain program and have just done that 30 day or 60 day program again and again. People have also been working their way through all of the programs. There is something for everyone, every fitness level, every age.
Want to give it a go? Click here to try! Have more questions? Ask me! I would love to help. I know there is so much information out there, so please don’t hesitate to ask.
Here’s to being happy & fit,