Here's a screen shot from my cardio. So, this first one is a machine called an Adaptive Motion Trainer, I swear if I could fall in love with a machine - this baby would be it! You are dripping in sweat and it's easy on the joints which I love, plus that was 50 minutes and the calorie burn is incredible!!! And then I did 6.5 miles on the bike in the 2nd screen shot.
And trust me I know how easy it is to come up with excuses on not working out, whether a quick workout at home or going to the gym. But in actuality a 1 hour workout is only 4% of your day. Even 20 minutes would be better then 0 minutes!
The next thing that helps motivate a good workout is of course having a great workout playlist. I've been working on getting mine compiled. I originally googled workout playlists - there are tons of great lists out there. A pretty cool site I stumbled across is jog.fm, or they have a walking or cycling version as well, you put in your pace per mile, and it'll bring up songs that go with that pace. So, if you have a 9 minute mile when jogging it tailors songs to that. You should definitely check it out if you do any of those 3 things.
These are just a couple I've found I like and keep my pace up:
- Pitbull - Shake Senora & Something For the DJ's
- Beyonce - Get Me Bodied
- Gym Class Heroes - The Fighter & Ass Back Home
- Flo Rida - Wild Ones
- Cher Lloyd - Want U Back & Superhero
- Karmin - Brokenhearted
- Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
- Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
- LMFAO - Sexy and I know it
So, what do you do to stay motivated to workout? What is on your playlist that just really keeps you pumped while doing your workout?
Baby Girl chomping on a little baby.
Hubs and I after our workout.
My Mom, the girls' Mimi, and them in the creek at our annual picnic at my Aunt's & Uncle's.
The Oldest and I stopping for a pic while walking up and down the creek, love the sunrays in this shot.
Let the older two stay up late one night and they had some fun with left-over 4th of July sparklers.
Was bummed this turned out blury - but it was to show that I burned 555 calories in 45 minutes, love this machine! Wish our gym had more then two of them though.
Sister giving a shoulder ride to the baby.
Hubby ran in for some milk and when he came back to the car he said he got him and the girls' a treat and me my own special one. Cracked me up that he remembered I was out of cottage cheese.
So, I'm thinking of moving the middle drawers up to the top. And then tearing out the bottom two rows of drawers. We have one of those older big stereo's we still listen to that I'd love to still use, but keep it out of sight. So am sure the Hubs will come up with some doors or something. Also, everything on top of the dresser now (PS3, Dish box, and router) will be hidden in the top drawers.
As for the color I'm thinking, something along this picture that I saw on crackgram earlier this week. I want to add some pops of color - am done being "afraid" and going with whites and blacks.
What are your thoughts? Always open to suggestions!
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