Tuesday, December 10, 2013

J is for Jumping Jacks and Jogging

Over the summer Joe and I participated in a workout Fitness Challenge.  I did really well.  I don't know what happened, but I fell off the exercise wagon when I hurt myself.  It's been very hard to get back on again.

I have definitely been feeling the effects of not getting out and exercising at least 3 times a week.  I feel it in my jeans and I feel it in my energy & attitude.  Exercising really does seem to help with stress.  Every time I am on the fence about whether or not I enjoy running, I think of the wind blowing on my face and the ability to think freely for about 30 minutes.  No I am not going to win any medals, but I do feel better when I get done jogging.

But what do I do when the weather is not so nice, or I just do not have the energy for jogging?  I discovered an app over the summer that I have really fallen in love with.  (This is not affiliate.  I am not getting anything for sharing this.  I just want to share this app that is helping me.)

Daily Workout App

You can concentrate on specific areas or you can do a daily cardio workout.  

There are also workouts for Kettle ball, Exercise Ball, and Pilates.  

Each workout can be adjusted for as little as 5 minutes of your time to as much as a normal 30+ minute workout.  Trust me, even the 5 minute workout gives you a challenge when you are not in shape.  

You can easily download samples of the programs from both the Google Play and iTunes stores, depending on your device.  Give them a try before you make the full program purchase.  But the full programs are affordable.  You can buy certain workouts or all of them.  I do recommend making the full purchase.  I did not and now I am doing individual purchases as I realized how much I do really like using this program.

These workouts really do challenge you, and will save you the cost of a personal trainer.  Plus you can do them from your home or even take your phone with you to the gym (like I do).  I start my workout and just do it right at the gym.  It helps to keep me on track.  But if I don't have time for a jog or even running that day, I simply pick a short workout that I can do right in my living room.

J is for Juggling our busy schedule. J is for how jagged stress makes me feel on a daily basis.  J is for the Jumping Jacks and Jogging I am trying to do to keep the stress from Jamming a wedge into my health any further.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, I need to check it out. I really need to exercise regularly. It just isn't happening right now. :(