Feeling the Burn

I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that a 10 minute workout video made my legs feel like jello last night.

A good thing because it’s nice to know I can get in a good workout in just 10 minutes.

A bad thing because my legs were actually shaking about two minutes into the workout. I have some work to do.

My friend Theodora (we met at the Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend) emailed me the other day and asked me if I might be interested in trying Daily Burn. What is Daily Burn you ask?

Well, their motto is “Better Results. Less Time.”

Hmm. Sounds like something I could use. Simply put? Daily Burn is a fitness site that streams workout videos to you, and changes up the program based on your feedback. I haven’t figured out the site well enough yet to give it a full review, but I logged in last night for the first time and tried my first workout.

Ouch.

I selected the 10 minute “Bikini Butt” workout and I absolutely LOVED it. I especially loved the trainer. I wanted to write down everything she said during those ten minutes because I agreed with it all! She is actually a pediatric ICU nurse who often works 12 hours/day. She understands not having enough time to workout! And I love how she pointed out that this isn’t about skinny. This is about being STRONG. Yes!

As a working mom, it’s REALLY hard to find time to workout. You know that I try to get up and run twice during the week at 5:45am and once on the weekends but some mornings (like yesterday morning) it just doesn’t happen. And quite frankly, since my six week boot camp ended, I haven’t been doing any workouts other than those runs. When I get home from work between 5-6pm, I want to spend time with the Mini Athlete. I do nothing else but play with him until he goes to bed at 7:30-8:30pm. At that point, I either do some housework, spend time with my husband or blog. Or usually a little of each of those things. Bottom line? If I don’t get a workout in before I get to work at 8am, it just doesn’t happen.

One thing I already like about the Daily Burn? They have several options of videos under 20 minutes. Quite frankly? It’s hard to me to commit to a workout longer than that. But 10 minutes? 15 minutes? Even I can’t make excuses to skip that. Most of the time. :)

My goal for the week? To do at least one more Daily Burn workout at some point. I’ll let you know how it goes!

What is your favorite workout to do when you’re pressed for time?

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  1. Oh you know my answer is kettlebells. :) I totally hear you on it being tough to find time to train as a working mom. I basically have to get it in early in the am too!

  2. What a great suggestion! Can’t wait to check it out.

  3. I’m not a mom and fitting in extra workouts with my running schedule is still tough! Don’t know how you mamas do it! I really want to mix some HIIT stuff in because I know long, steady state cardio is not the best fat burning workout. I’ve been thinking about doing some bodyrock.tv workouts… they are short and intense as well. Or there’s a bunch of workouts on youtube lead by a previous bodyrocker named Zuzana that are supposed to be awesome too.

  4. I saw lots of people talking about Daily Burn yesterday – I might have to check that out! I do like short, killer workouts. :)

  5. I usually just get discouraged and do nothing. Not an excellent strategy. I’ll have to try dailyburn!

  6. Anna S.

    I’m terrible about skipping workouts if I am pressed for time, but I do like the 30 minute Jillian Michaels dvds for situations like that.

  7. Yes, love Daily Burn! My old spin instructor, Judi – the petite brunette trainer, is now one of their instructors. Her energy is infectious and her outlook on exercise changed mine forever.

  8. Jen

    I’m going to have to try that I need to fit more workouts in and it’s so hard with limited time and a little one. I always like a workout that gives me jello legs

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