Thursday, October 24, 2013

Teacher Fitness...What motivates you?

I'm so excited to link up with my new blogging buddy Melissa over at Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late.  Her monthly teacher fitness link-up was just the motivation I needed to focus on one of my very important goals for 2013....Losing baby weight!!

There was a time when fitness was a number one priority in my life.  Ha! Just the sound of that sentence seems ridiculous to me right now, but it's true.  Before a career, before graduate school, before late night lesson plans, and most recently before having two kids...there was a time when I was a fitness goddess! Now...I know I will never be that six-pack strutting 21 year-old again, and to be quite honest I'm not willing to sacrifice countless hours away from my family in order to achieve some "perfect" body image, all the whilst missing out on things that really matter.

However....this chick needs to find a happy medium because after having a second baby 4 months ago NONE... of my old clothes fit.'s either lose the weight or lose the wardrobe (Hmmmm...this does present a good argument for a major shopping spree....ha!).

So...What motivates me?  (Other than a closet full of clothes that I REALLY want to wear again.) Well, I have recently been using an app on my phone that is perfect for my super-busy, working-nursing-mom-lifestyle.   Enter...Gorilla Workout.

Gorilla Workout : Fitness Aerobic and Strength Trainer on a Budget

Three reasons why this motivates me:

1) No equipment needed!  It is hard enough to find time to workout let alone having the right equipment on hand.  I can do these anywhere in my house and my son can even join in and do the exercises with me.

2) Short and to the point.  Since the workouts are in small chunks, you feel accomplished even if you only do one.  I try to do three, but still feel good if I am only able to squeeze one into a busy day.  It is motivating to think "I worked out today." (So what if it only took 10 minutes!)

3) It works for people of ALL fitness levels.  (It customizes a workout for you based on the level you choose to start at.)  How do I know?  Well I've been sporadically using the app for about 3 weeks and I am feeling slimmer, tighter and have lost 3-4 pounds.  Let's face it, nothing is more motivating than PROGRESS!

So, if you need some fitness motivation and have very little time to dedicate, give this app a shot.   It's an affordable 99 cents and with a motto of "No monkey business" could you go wrong?

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  1. What a great app! Can I ask what types of workouts it does? I probably do need something I can do without a video or anything. This sounds like it could be worthy of becoming my only paid app. Thank you for linking up! It's hard getting back in shape after baby.

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  2. Haha, I just realized there was a video I could watch to answer my question. Oops! I love that it gives demonstrations.

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