I think this is the perfect theme for a post right before all the chocolate eggs:
I won a free virtual 8 week boot camp on Penang Momma’s blog. Penang Momma, that is Laurel, an expat to Penang, introduces the culture and gives loads of useful tips for those travelling to the area or to people like me, who find different cultures fascinating and enjoy an entertaining read.
Ever since the give-away Karen at OnBalance has been sending me the exercise programme three times a week to my email. I was a bit skeptical about this virtual boot camp thing, I am good at being lazy at home so I thought it wouldn’t be that efficient for me. But I decided to give it a go.
Then, as soon as I started, I came down with a cold. This time I didn’t do the same as my years of sweat, I felt so tired that I actually rested. That probably was a good thing, as it started to annoy me that I was given this chance and I wasn’t even trying it (=building up a fierce motivation).
So, after I’ve gotten better, I have started to follow the routines. I find the programme easy to follow, already the written instructions are very clear but Karen also links to videos where she shows what to do. Also, she, at least so far, has only used equipment most people would have at home. She has also sent some extras that one can easily fit in a busy schedule like an extra 10 minute cardio training. All in all, I find these exercise routines easy to do at home and they really make my muscles ache!
I still have some catching up to do but that is something I like about this: I can actually do exercise when it suits me, the programme sustains in my email. I didn’t loose the giveaway even though I was sick. I’m gotten so motivated that I’m thinking of repeating this 8 week programme as I wonder if I can notice a change.
I wouldn’t swap exercising completely to virtual programmes, I like having an instructor encourage me to do even more, but this experience has made me think that this is a good complement. It’s so easy to find the time for it too when I can do it always when our kids are in bed regardless of my husbands programme. Maybe, when I’m done with this programme, I need to take another look on what is available online.
Have you exercised to online routines? How did you find them? Anything you can recommend?
P.S. Nobody has asked me to write this post, the give-away just opened a new range of free but fun activities for me which I wanted to write about.