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A great start to March and a new home gym!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

This month has really started out pretty well, and I'm proud of my progress in continuing to improve my health. I got back in the gym, and as always, I feel SO much better. Also, the scale has started to move for the first time in a while. I'm down to 185.4, and I'm confident I'll be able to move my "ticker" soon.

Although I do love going to the gym, I've been doing 90% of my workout on my lunch hour. I take my lunch from 3-4 and leave at 5, so it's not the end of the world if I sweat. I rinse off in the shower quick and get back to work for the last hour. My intention was to work out after work too, but that is REALLY hard to do. I have two kids at home and already have a 35 minute commute, so getting home at 5:35-5:40 ish is already a challenge with preparing 2 different dinners, homework with kids, showers, laundry, etc, The couple of times I have stayed over to workout, I'm getting home near 7 and I feel like I can't catch up. Also, no one in my house but me will eat leftovers and they are sick of cold meat sandwiches. lol.

So anyway, my oldest moved out a couple of months ago (not on good terms, but that's another story) which freed up a bedroom. Not a bedroom so much as a huge open room. My son took my daughters room and I'm going to turn his in to a home gym. I started cleaning last weekend to get rid of all my son's things in the room, and I'm hoping to finish up this weekend. Thank goodness big trash pickup is next month!!

I don't have any exercise equipment except for a couple of yoga mats, some weights and a couple of kettlebells, so this 12X25 room was going to be looking pretty bare. After saying something to my mom and sister about my plans, they offered up some of the equipment they don't use. This brought me up to a gazelle, another type of resistance glider and an ab lounge. ALL FREE! My favorite! As many of you know I'm obsessed with deals and bargains, and I have purchased some other equipment on some pretty good deals I'm excited about too. I got a great deal on a twist stepper and a rowing machine on amazon, and today I got a REALLY great deal on a Proform elliptical on Groupon!! I seriously can't wait to get everything set up and going. This will allow me to get my kids/hubby's stuff done when I get home and still have some time for me but be available if they need me. It will also solve my weekend problem, as my work is too far away to go to the gym on my days off. As long as the weather stays so crappy, this creates a huge burden, as I never want to go outside.

That's it for now sparkies! Keep pushing!
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    Oooh you're so lucky! I wish I had a home gym, getting my rear out to the public one is hard sometimes!
    Enjoy that gym!
    2229 days ago
    WOW! That's a huge room. Our house is older and the bedrooms are so small! Sounds like you've got an amazing setup. You should post some pics when it's all done! I hear what you mean about making separate dinners too. UGH. My hubs is a wings-and-beer guy and never gains a pound, and he's the pickiest eater ever (which my son is on track to be, as well), so I'm constantly struggling to come up with dinner ideas. I know working out at home will give you so much more time to sweat move that ticker, baby! :) Have a great weekend!!!!
    2231 days ago
    I want your room. it would be so nice to have. I haven't started exercising other than moving around a lot more but I would just love to have a room just for me. Sounds like you're doing so well. Thanks for the blog.
    2231 days ago
    Sounds perfect to me what you are doing! The gym at lunch and then setting up a home gym to use!
    2231 days ago
    That sounds amazing! I really want to get a new treadmill but don't want to spend a bunch of money so I have been scouring the second hand sites on Facebook lately. When you get it all put together you should take a pic! I'd love to see it!
    2231 days ago
    Awesome! Sounds like it is all coming together perfectly!
    2232 days ago
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