Shortly after Madeline was born, Aaron bought me a balance ball (also called a Swiss ball), an exercise mat, and a Total Body Workout DVD. It’s a Pilates style workout, and I’ve been doing it since Madeline was six weeks old. I absolutely love it! Recently I purchased the Body Target 3-DVD set which has complete upper body, lower body and abs workouts. It’s helped me lose weight and tone my body, plus it’s also totally relaxing. By the time I’m done I’m almost ready to fall asleep! The DVDs were filmed in Sedona, Arizona, and the scenery is just amazing. Basically everything about the workout is perfect for me:
-It’s challenging, but not too difficult. (I don’t feel overwhelmed).
-I can do it at home. I really enjoy not having to pay for a gym membership!
I give these DVDs my highest recommendation. 🙂
I think it’s great that you make it a priority to take care of yourself too–while being a super mom and always looking after the girls. I’m glad you found something that works and that is relaxing. I think I’ll check out the DVDs too. Thanks Jen!
Grandma Mayes says
Hmmm…would it be good for Grandmothers too?
I have one of those balls (and DVDs) too. I usually don’t watch the DVD too much right now (I am doing a hip-hop dvd) the ball is great esp. for crunches when you have back problems. Keep on exercising :)!