Help Wanted

I've belonged to a local gym for the two years we've lived here. I was fairly faithful to go in there three times each week to torture my body. But I'm tired of dragging three little boys up there, because really, that's a workout in itself. And that doesn't count the energy I must draw up from some deep recesses of my body to wind those boys down after having complete and free reign for 1 1/2 hours in the gym's childcare. Oh, and don't even get me started on how many times I've walked in there to find my toddlers running around with lollipops in their mouths. (No problem with lollipops, but please, for crying out loud, have the children sit down! Have you ever heard of choking hazards?!)

Ahem. I'll climb off my soap box now.

I've decided that I'm not going to renew my membership this year. Instead, I'm going to workout at home before the roosters crow and before my alarm (a.k.a. Garrett) starts singing.

This is where you come in. Because it's been a long time since I've been in the market for workout videos, who/what do you recommend? I'm looking to be challenged, but I need to be able to climb stairs and lift children when it's all said and done. Please leave a comment with any ideas. Thanks!


Mama Duck said...

The ones I like are "Walk away the Pounds" Series and Pilates for Dummies.


Anonymous said...

I love the Taebo series. There's a 4 video (yes, video - no DVDs - sorry) set of introduction, basics, advanced, and 8 minute workout. The basics and advanced are awesome!

JB said...

Why workout before the roosters crow? It's great for your kids to see you exercising. My kids try to do the videos with me. It's hilarious and they're seeing that exercise is an important part of daily life.

Margaret said...

I just found a great some guy who sounds like "Ah-nald"... I forget his name...I will go and look it up. If you get past the accent - it's great. I also like Kathy Smith

Jenny in Ca said...

I had to drop my membership at a club too, after we had our second. It was just too much work to get down there, and messed up our morning routine. We have 4 kids now. I get my exercise from just walking (running when I am being good) around the neighborhood briskly. (by myself-when hubby is home) I also do some yoga, that is easy to do at home. Sometimes I take a dance class once a week in the evening-a fun way to burn calories.