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6 Awesome At Home Workouts & Why I Chose Home Over Gym

bedroom with yoga mat on the floor a workout space

I often use this blog as a way to keep myself motivated and on track with living my best life.  It is almost like a life journal if you will.  It keeps my most loved recipes organized, it keeps track of my weekly goals, my weekly home cleaning zone, my weekly hot spots & pins I want to accomplish. I use it to record my menu for the week with Recipes I Want To Make This Week posts.  I use it to leave behind a Legacy for my girls and to record Captured Life Tidbits & List The Gifts life brings.  Songs that touch my heart go here, and Garden Progress goes here.  It really is a labor of love that I SO ENJOY doing and sharing with you all!

A piece that I need to add back into my life in order to live my best life is the dreaded EXERCISE.

When I was sick, I had a gym membership gifted to me from a dear, most thoughtful and generous friend.  It was an overwhelming gift that made me feel so loved and hugged by her every time I entered the building of this luxury gym.  I spend hours healing there.  I healed physically and spiritually.  There were many moments of prayer spent in the steam room, God thoughts in as toxins perspired out.  It was a place I went to feel strong and beautiful again, pampering myself in the beautiful locker room that felt more like a spa.  A gift I will never forget.

Being 3 years out of my battle, I decided it was time to let go of that most generous gift.  Not only did I want to not take advantage of my friends generosity that had lasted so long, but I have been purposefully looking for ways to simplify life, and driving across town to my precious gym was not always the most simple use of time.  When I was healing it was perfect, for even the drive there was a time of reflection and rest.  But now, I decided, it was time to let it go and save the 40 minutes it took to drive there and back, and the gas, and figure out how to move my body without the membership.

What do do?
Enter Pinterest!

New Nostalgia Main Pinterest Boards page

I’m sure all know I am a Pinterest lover.  I can’t tell you how much it enriches my life.  It is a fun, simple way to keep the treasures I find online organized. I love how it is visual and creative it is.  By choosing a few pins to do each week, it becomes purposeful and meaningful.  Not only is it a place I love to go, but I love knowing it is a place where over 80,000 of my Pinterest followers enjoy too!  What fun we have had over there!

I have been saving workouts I come across on Pinterest onto my Pinterest Workout Board, knowing there would be a day I would need some inspiration.

New Nostalgia Pinterest Boards with an arrow pointing to workout board

That day is today!!

I am going to share a round up with you of workouts that have caught my eye.

New Nostalgia Pinterest workout boards

My main goal right now is to move everyday.  I want to walk at least 5 days a week, but also add in some strength training.  I am not going for perfection here.  If that were the case, I would never start!  My simple goal is to move everyday.  Here are 6 great pins that are going to help me do just that.

a roundup of 6 Pinterest workouts

1. 15 Minute Workout With Exercise Bands Via Women’s Health Magazine
Exercise bands are great for taking anywhere…on your walk to do when you arrive at the park, in your bed, in front of the tv.  Perfect, portable resistance!

2. 30 Day Ab & Squat Challenge Via Tribesports
Maybe a goal for the beginning of next month?

3. TV Workout Via Self
This is awesome.  30 minute TV show.  Do some easy strength training reps, timed perfectly for the first commercial break.  Commercial break-switch to cardio.  Alternating between the two is a great workout, and you can watch your fav show at the same time.  Multi-tasking!

4. The Quieter Workout Via Back On Point
For when the kids go to bed. Or if your college roommate is studying.  Or early morning when everyone is still sleeping.  Note from Pinner: Since pinning this a month ago, I’ve done this workout 3-4 times a week. I am now 15 pounds lighter and 1 entire inch thinner. My name is Erika and I approve this workout.

5. Good Morning Yoga Sequence Via (can’t find source)

A great way to stretch hello to the morning…or do after prolonged sitting at desk.

6. Works Fastest Workout Via Gaining Life Losing Weight
4 minute workout that burns calories and increases metabolism.

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