I am trying to figure out what I want to do for exercise. I’ve been feeling a little insecure about my size lately, and I want to get back into exercising.
I want to do things that I love, because I know myself and I don’t stick with things that I don’t like, so I don’t want to waste my money. If I am going to invest in myself, I want to invest in things I desire to do.
I really like dance inspired cardio classes, yin and gentle yoga, swimming and walking. I also have tried trampoline classes in the past and have enjoyed those as well. I am also always looking to try new things.
The one problem I am having is money. I am still paying off my European vacation, and I don’t really like asking my mom for money despite how willingly she gives it. Signing up for things is usually short term. I either get a pass that expires after a date or a certain amount of uses. Trying new things also costs money too. I don’t really have the budget for that at this time, so those options are out right now for the trampoline class and trying new things.
I spend a lot of time at home. Most of that time is spent on the couch, watching television and eating bad food. That’s not a good combination for wanting to lose weight. I have been thinking about trying exercise DVD’s. I bought a Jillian Michael’s DVD a few years ago ago in a $5 bin at walmart and I only used it once. So that scares me a little bit about at home workout DVD’s. At the same time though, I wasn’t really interested in the DVD that I bought.
Last winter, I brought two Walking Away The Pounds DVD’s. I never used them because I put them in my cupboard and forgot I owned them. OOPS. I want to try them. I did buy them for a reason, and since I already own them, I might as well use them and save myself some money.
Another thing I am toying around the idea of is the beachbody exercise DVD’s but I feel guilty. The reason of that guilt is because I feel like a hypocrite. I’ve always found beachbody extremely annoying. I don’t believe in shakes to supplement weight loss. Every person I see on social media who does shakeology has the craziest looking eyes and that freaks me out. I also hate how much the coaches spam social media and I don’t like all the constant accountability check in’s especially since I struggle and I feel judged when I struggle, but that’s a mental battle of my own. But, I do like some of their workouts and some of their recipes.
A girl I went to school with (who also has a background in personal training so she actually knows her stuff) has been a beach body coach since May, and like most coaches she spams the shit outta social media. I try to ignore it, but sometimes I see photos of the food she makes and I’m like “oh my god that looks good!!” Upon further investigation into the food, it’s not like she buys specific beach body products to cook with, she just buys regular food and makes healthy recipes. So that got me intrigued and I asked to join her recipe group on Facebook and I’ve already saved like six recipes I want to try.
She also posts videos of her workouts. Again, I try to ignore them, but dammit she’s really mastered capturing your attention. Some of the workouts look fairly easy, fun and low-impact. Plus, they are also quick, so if you have a busy life, it’s not hard to fit in a half hour workout.
Anyways, with Black Friday coming up, there’s a whole bunch of deals on the beach body site (of course), and for two dance based cardio DVD’s (which I like), and some equipment it’s only $76.50 including shipping. I think that’s a hell of a good deal for beach body. So I am kind of debating it, I just feel like a hypocrite because I’ve been so anti-beachbody forever, but really it’s just the shakes and the annoying coaches that I am against.
I think I will sleep on it before I decide to buy anything, but if I bought that to go along with the walking away the pounds DVD’s, it’s a start and will get me back into exercising. It’s a investment in myself and my health, and unlike gym memberships, the DVD’s don’t expire.