7:00 AM: Bob Harper’s Ultimate Cardio Body – COMPLETED
I used to be a member of a gym. In fact, the gym I used to be a member of was one of the hottest gyms around, Lifetime Fitness. The best part of this Fitness Center was that they were opened 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. I used to go to this gym at 4AM and I would have to ring the doorbell. It was pretty awesome.
Unfortunately, I only used the outdoor pool ONCE.
Now, the problem was, this gym was costing me $100/month. It was, however, worth it since I was going to the gym 6-7 days a week and sometimes even twice a day. Towards the end of 2009, Pedro and I discussed our finances. $100/month x 12 is $1,200. We started looking for treadmills because the truth was, I was using the treadmill A LOT. At least if we bought a treadmill of our own, then we could both benefit from a good workout (even though P hasn’t really been on it). I loved being a part of the gym community for the last 6-years straight. I’ve met a ton of women that I’m still friends with now, but it got to be too much. So we bought a treadmill for $1,000 (here’s a fun fact: Pedro was supposed to propose to me but I kept talking about wanting a treadmill, so he had to put the engagement on hold an extra two months) and so far, I saved $2,400. Problem is, where is that money? HA.
So, we bought our treadmill that does get used a lot (especially during my pregnancy in the winter), and I’ve also bought other gadgets along the way.
It was, however, annoying the first year and a half because my workout room was above our tenant’s son’s room, and so, the earliest I could run was 7AM – so not the time I’m used to running at. But before Lili was born, we moved the treadmill into the living room and now I can run however early I so desire.
I’ve also turned to workout DVDs. My Bob Harper DVDs just came in and as you can see, I did the first workout this morning. It was definitely AMAZING. I was drenched with sweat working muscles that have been neglected for too long.
I can now add it to my collection of workout DVDs.
I’m all about variety and switching workouts up. I get bored too quickly.
Being a new mom, I find workout out at home is ideal. I love working out with Lili right next to me (though if she’s sleeping, I get through a workout much faster).
Do you do workout DVDs at home? If so, is there any particular workout DVD you would recommend? Allie, I know we pretty much have the same DVDs. Thanks for recommending Bob.
Finally, Lili looking under the tree. She is the best.