I’ve been asked this question a lot lately, “I want to workout at home but don’t know what to do? Where should I start?” I’ve been getting asked by a lot of new moms as well who are wanting to get in shape or lose weight. So here’s my opinion with a “starter set” of workout suggestions.
1. If you’re a mom then I HIGHLY recommend starting with this book. Amazon or buy it on your iPhone or whatever electronic device you read on. This is important for your tummy because most women have Diastasis Recti (splitting of the ab muscles) so you don’t want to go start with sit-ups if you have this. Go HERE to read more.
You can purchase a starter set HERE and it comes with the 2 pieces of equipment you need….yup, only 2. Plus it includes a few more workouts (I own all of them and love them). Brand new it’s $60….that’s a good deal. I would splurge on that instead of looking on ebay or amazon. Think about it…..a few hours of working out that you won’t have to think about once you stick it in the dvd player and you get to keep them the rest of your life!!!
4. From there I’d go with her ball workouts, which are still part of Turbo Jam. Kickin Core and Total Body Blast. These are amazing for burning calories and are so focused on your abdominals. They are tough but fun. They last 40 and 60 minutes. Fantastic and worth it. She does cardio with the balls and lots of ab work plus balance work.
5. NOW once you’ve done those for a while (a few months or even a year if you buy all the ones I’ve mentioned) then move on to CHALEAN EXTREME. Talk about fat burning and getting you in the best shape of your life….this will do it. It’s a 3 month program and everything is laid out for you with weight training 3 days a week plus cardio and ab training. Yoga and stretching are in it as well. It is very tough and does require a wide range of weights or bands. But remember, exercise is a journey so investing your money into equipment and dvd’s is necessary to keep increasing your fitness level. But once you have enough equipment (weights, ball, a couple bands) you don’t have to buy it again, unlike a gym membership you continually pay each month.