52 New Workouts Check-in
We are cruising through April at rocket speed and I thought today was a GREAT day to check in on one of my resolutions - to try 52 new workouts in 2017. Do you believe we are 15 weeks into the year? In some ways it feels like more time has passed than that but maybe it is because I have done....wait for it....24 new workouts so far!!!!
To be honest, I was a bit worried I was behind on this goal and am ecstatic that I am ahead of the ball. Thank goodness because I am behind the ball on my virtual run from Lands End to John O'Groats. Yes, I am running virtually from England to Scotland and I love this mission just as much as I love being able to do so many new and challenging workouts.
Y'all, one key to my workout success is that I have hundreds, I mean hundreds!, available at my fingertips for one annual fee that in all reality can be less than a gym memberships when you add in sign up fees, monthly fees, etc. Way back when in the days I signed up for a gym membership my sign up fee was waived (courtesy of where I worked at the time and a great company perk) but I was still paying $30 a month for the gym. This amounts to $360 a year to go to the gym.
For awhile it was worth the investment but then I got a treadmill at home which has paid itself off in terms of gym membership fees saved PLUS when I was at the gym no group classes were offered. They started later in the day when I was working AND on weekends I paid additional fees for childcare but only had an hour to get my workout done due to time restrictions. My annual fee I reported above did not include the $5 childcare fees that were almost weekly but for those financial masters....that is an additional $260 a year so for the sake of argument....let's say I just did that every other week....I was paying $490 a year for the gym. YIKES!!!!
Now imagine paying $99.95 a year for access to hundreds of workout programs that range from beginner to advanced, yoga to cardio to strength, dance and beyond. It is possible! But what's better is that for a limited time you can get this PLUS the shake I love for only $160. And did you know, the vegan shakes now come in vanilla and cafe latte in addition to chocolate and strawberry!
Coming May this pack will return to it's normal price of $199, which is still remarkable when you take into account the gym costs I reported above.
Why am I telling you this? Because it has made a remarkable difference in my life and I find doing new workouts on a regular basis doesn't just keep working out fun and refreshing but it is better for your body as you are not adapting to one workout and plateauing on results. Switching things up is good for your muscles and your brain!
So far the new workouts I have done have been from yoga classes, boot camp training, dance, additional programs to the basic 21 Day Fix program, and Core de Force (my latest love and core blasting fave!). For my new workout tally I am counting new routines NOT new programs.
To get the most of my workouts I have also purchased some additional gear --- weighted gloves for $19.95 and an agility ladder, also $19.95. As you can see, I am still saving lots of money by doing my workouts at home. If you add in the gear I purchased to my $99.95 annual fee, I am paying $139.85 a year, which means I am saving just over $350 a year.
So if you are trying to workout on a budget this may be the perfect fit for you and to be honest, I didn't realize just how much I was saving until I sat down and wrote this post. And to be completely transparent, this post contains affiliate links so I would be honored and blessed if you used them or shared them with someone who would love some of these programs and products. Mahalo for your support.
Daily Gratitude: I am beyond thankful to have so many amazing and challenging workouts to do at home.
Daily Bible Verse: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. ~ 1 Corinthians 9:24-27