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Exercise Love

Bummer Doctor Appointment + Crappy Weather + Late Nights = NO RUNNING this week

But it hasn’t all been for naught. Brent has been tackling a huge spare bedroom/office project (drywall, paint, trim x 3, new bookshelf and desk) and our living room has been out of commission due to all the contents of the room under redo being stored there. He has been working until 10ish and we’ve been going to bed too late for a 4:50 am gym wake up call.

We got a nasty winter storm on Tuesday and Wednesday that dropped 8 inches of snow with lots of wind and cold. This morning it is sunny but a chilly -1 out!

So I’ve turned to my few found love ExerciseTV! I’ve done various workouts including yoga, kick boxing, pilates, abs and dance! I really like cranking out these workouts whenever I feel like it and being able to try a new workout if I’m not feeling the one I’m doing.

Tomorrow I plan to test drive my shin and see how it feels. The pain has gone down over the week.

Is it spring like weather where you live yet?

No DVD!

This morning I got up when Brent went to work (7 ish) and had grand plans of tackling level 2 of Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown DVD. I got this DVD for Christmas and hadn’t tried the second level yet!

I then remembered out DVD player is broken and we had a spare one hooked up that I never used. I tried and tried but couldn’t figure out how to play the DVD. Stumped on what to do for a workout (I did a free style boot camp yesterday, I wanted some instruction today), I turned to the old internet and searched “free workout videos” and a link ExerciseTV came up. HOLY CRAP!! Look at all those free workouts!!!

I first choice someĀ cardio dance routine that was a FAIL for me! I have zero rhythm so I felt stupid and was only working up a sweat due to the frustration of trying to follow the moves. No problem! I clicked around and found a 20 minute Pilates workout that burned my abs real good!

Seriously, how did I not find this before? I love workout DVDs, perfect for using in the winter, on weekends for a quick sweat at night, whenever. And now I have oodles of workouts at fingertips, all types and all lengths.

I’m off to take in our recycling (there is literally months of recycling in our garage šŸ˜¦ ) and make something similar to Caitlin’s Upside Down Pineapple Cake Oatmeal!

What is your favorite workout DVD?

It is a tie between Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and Denise Austin Yoga Body Burn!

It literally just dawned on me that I could have played the DVD in my laptop….DUH! oh well, I’m glad that I didn’t think of it until now!