Fitness inspiredย 

Okay. . . So I found some great videos on Youtube that were perfect for my need to workout at home with little materials. Yay! I thought I’d share them incase anyone else wants to try them out.

Also, I found out that there is a community center a few miles up the street from my neighboorhood that I can join for $50 a year! It’s super small, but they have cardio machines, free weights, and my favorite thigh machines. (No idea what they are called) Best of all, it’s air conditioned!!! Where I live it’s already triple digits ๐Ÿ”ฅ so I need the AC.

My friend and I were thinking about getting a free trial at our local gym as well if we want to try a class or two. For now, I’m happy with these home workouts I found and the small community fitness center to try a gym workout I found as well. 

Here are the videos/exercises I’m doing. My focus areas are abs and lower body (booty). My arms are great due to lifting two kids all day! 

YouTube workouts: For home

Brett Cap- 6 booty workouts Fast forward to 2:50 to get right to the moves. 
BodyFit by Amy This is for ab separation following pregnancy, which I have. The video is super slow so I fast forward to see the moves and do them on my own. 
YouTube workouts: For gym

Tammy Hembrow- Booty workout Talk about inspiration!!!!
Me, at the fitness center. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ

Something I’m just realizing I can do from this photo are barre workouts! I will try to find some videos for that soon. 

At home fitness

Has anyone ever been successful at getting in a good home workout with kids running around? If so, let me know your secret. 

So far, my attempts to workout at home have fallen flat. (Much like my tush ๐Ÿ˜ณ) I told myself that I’d be back to my “before” body by now. In some respect I am. I’m at BELOW my pre-pregnancy weight, thanks to nursing, but my clothes aren’t quite fitting the same. Following baby #1, I bounced back almost instantly. Baby #2 is giving me a run for my money! 

My ultimate goal is to gain muscle and have more energy. Everything I’m reading so far  leads to weight training as a way to achieve both. The only road block is that I don’t have a gym membership and will have to do it at home. I’ve asked a good friend to workout with me in the yard and at the park. I’ve gotten some great ideas from the hubs and Pinterest. I also purchaced these pretty resistance bands on amazon. 

I’m thinking that working out with a friend will help with needing some “me” time, as well as becoming more happy/healthy. 

Does anyone have any at home workout that they love and can be done with little equipment? I’d love to hear ideas. 

Mommy burnout

I used to think that stay-at-home moms had it made. Then, I became one. Turns out it’s not always living the dream. I think my kids are secretly working together to drive me to insanity! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Don’t get me wrong, I love my babies more than anything in the whole world, but they are tough to entertain 24/7. Having a 27 month and a 9 month old means constantly having a tiny version of yourself hanging on you, diaper changes 15+ times a day, and constantly cleaning up toys and food messes without having yet showered. 

It’s a lot for one person to deal with. I can’t believe my mom had four while I struggle with two. I know one day I will long for these days; so I try to stay positive. I need to come up with creative ways to keep them happy. 

Any tips from other SAHM’s on how to overcome?