Finding time to exercise as a new mom is not always easy. I love going to classes and being in a group setting but that is not always possible when you have a five-month-old. For me my solace comes when I exercise. I am able to clear my head and think about something other than the baby or my job. Sometimes I think breaking a sweat and getting my heart racing is my favorite form of meditation.
Since getting to the gym is sometimes impossible, I have looked of ways I can take a break and work up a sweat while I am at home. My favorite way to sneak in a quick workout has recently been with BodyBoss. Sometimes I only have thirty minutes when I get home from work while Cameron takes his afternoon nap. Since I only have short period of time I look for something that I can accomplish a lot in those short quiet moments. I take to my living room or backyard and I get into one of the many workouts from the Ultimate Body Fitness Guide by BodyBoss, which are only 24 minutes long. First, I started with the bonus 4 Week Pre-Training Program included in the book. If you’re like me and are completely new to the high intensity workout, the pre-training program will help ease you right into it and prep you better for the real cycle! The plan that I have been focusing on is the 12-Week Step-By-Step Fitness Program. The program includes 4 cycles of 3 weeks fun and challenging high intensity workout that I never get bored with! Since I only have a short period of time, HIIT workouts are what I have found help me to achieve maximum results. The quick intervals allow me to work up a sweat and burn fat quickly.
One of my favorite things about BodyBoss is that there is a different guided workout for each day of the week. Not only is there a workout for 3 days (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) of the week, there are also stretches/cool down exercises for you to work on before you workout and you are told which days should be rest days as well.
Luckily I have a treadmill at home so I can hop on it for a quick cardio workout on my rest days. Sometimes I will take my entire workout outside for a change of scenery! With the workouts planned out for you each day there is little thought put into what needs to be done on your own. It makes it easy to keep going and also keeps your body guessing. I also like how I can do the workouts at my own pace and am able to gauge how far can I push my body week by week.
This program is definitely designed to drive BIG results in a short amount of time. With just doing the 4 Week Pre-Training Program, I started to feel more comfortable in my pre-pregnancy clothing and had more energy than before! It is of course important to stick to the workouts closely every week to fully enjoy the benefits of these workouts.
The guide is beautifully designed with large instructional photos and motivational quotes that will motivate you along the way. The pictures/instructions in the book also help guide you through your workouts should you be unfamiliar with the moves. If you prefer to carry everything digitally, BodyBoss has an online edition that has interactive animations to make sure you are doing the workout in the right form! You can also purchase the package which is both the online edition plus the 200-page booklet here! Each time I start a new week, I am motivated for the workouts for the week and can’t wait to start! Aching from a workout has never felt this fulfilling ☺ Plus I am able to complete my entire workout before Cameron wakes up from his nap – perfect for fellow mummies out there!
No reason for you not to try the BodyBoss Ultimate Body Fitness Guide! I can’t wait to complete the full 12-weeks and share my results with you guys here!