I am going to go with the topic of conversation for tonight's Mamavation TV, working out at home. I don't belong to a gym and I haven't for many many years. In the past, I have joined gyms, only to dish out oodles and oodles of money, and not show up. All those initiation fees and monthly fees I have wasted over the years, probably has added up to a great deal of money that I could have just as well thrown into the garbage. I know that a gym works for some of you out there but for me I have found that working out at home works and I have lost weight doing just that. Kudos to those of you that have gym memberships and go to the gym.
Some of the tools that I have at home that I can utilize are my treadmill that my husband bought me and I get lots of walking and running done on it. I use it alot during the winter months when it is too cold to get out. I purchased a couple of 5 lb. hand weights that I use when I am walking and also do several exercises for my arms with them. We purchased a Wii and Wii Balance Board about two years ago and I have several workout's for the Wii and Wii Balance Board. I initially bought the Biggest Loser for the Wii and that is how I lost 60 pounds last year. I also recently found out that my local library offers two Zumba classes on Saturday mornings for FREE that is sponsored by a grant from a local hospital.
This past Saturday Mamavation celebrated its 3 year anniversary and in celebration of that, hosted a virtual 5K. I started my Saturday morning off participating in this virtual 5K and walked 3.25 miles. It was a great way to celebrate with others participating and tweeting out all of our sweaty pictures for all of Twitterland to see. It was truly a great feeling to have been able to participate with the others in this. It was such a success that we may even make it a monthly event, so stay tuned, because you can join in too! The more the merrier!
Also, beginning this morning, the Campaign 9 2 week challenge began. So I started off my Monday morning, feeling motivated to participate in my third 2 week challenge. I love participating in the 2 week challenge and seeing how much of a benefit the exercises are.
What will you do this week to get active? Will you work out a home or in a gym that you belong to? It really doesn't matter where you work out, as long as you just do it!
Join us on Mamavation TV this evening a 7 pm pst/ 10 pm est for this week's guest Kodjo Hounnaké (@kodjoworkout). Kodjo will be sharing his workout techniques with us. It is going to be a good one.
Hope you and your families have a Happy and Safe 4th of July.
This post is sponsored by Birds Eye and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway.