Back in July I realized that the baby weight from baby #2 was no longer coming off and that I’d hit a standstill. I couldn’t simply rely on breastfeeding to take it off and I needed to start exercising.
So after a LOOOOOONG hiatus from the gym, I went back. And it was a very good thing, indeed! I didn’t love every minute while I was there, but I always felt good afterward. I started to get in the habit of going and I was amazed to watch myself be able to run longer and longer distances on the treadmill. Just to give you an idea, when I was starting out, running for 30 seconds straight was KILLER for me. And pretty soon I was running 2 1/2 minute stretches with 90 second breaks in between. Hooray for progress!
And then the fall happened. No, not an injury. I’m talking about the season. Back to school. Back to Junior League responsibilities. Back to a more intense schedule at my husband’s work. Before I knew it getting to the gym felt like its own Olympic sport and for a variety of reasons, I just didn’t fight hard enough for myself and started going less and less. It was a discouraging situation, but it was also difficult to figure out a solution in light of all the constraints on my time.
Then I heard about an at-home workout system called Half Hour Power that received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award (this is a very difficult award to earn and in my opinion indicates that a product or service is truly amazing). It is a HIGHLY portable system that involves a set of resistance bands for one seriously intense workout right in your own home.
I do my Half Hour Power routines in my living room, usually with Layah watching me from her jumperoo. It makes her giggle to watch mommy moving. I absolutely adore that I can squeeze in a workout any time at all, day or night, without having to make arrangements to get to the gym.
Check out my video where you’ll learn more about why I believe this system is particularly good for new moms (although of course it can be used by anyone!) and see a few examples of exercises I do with the resistance bands.
The Half Hour Power Adult Package Plus is currently on sale for $99.95 and it comes with a complete set of bands, as well as the door anchor, two awesome DVDs to help you get started and to use during your workouts. Additionally, you get access to some wonderful streaming videos online for even more routines. I really love this as it keeps me from getting bored with any routines and gives me something new and fresh to try.
I have been really impressed with the quality of these workouts, the ease of setting up my “home gym” and the fact that every second really counts when I am doing the different exercises. I get a lot of bang for the buck, so to speak, with Half Hour Power. I will continue to use this system regularly. And that baby weight is coming off again, by the way! 🙂
I should also mention that my husband, who does not need to lose any weight but who has been looking for a way to do some strength training, is also enjoying Half Hour Power. These resistance bands can definitely help you tone your muscles!
If you are looking for an exercise program that doesn’t involve large pieces of equipment and that packs a serious punch with every move, Half Hour Power is what you are looking for. I highly recommend it!
I received complimentary products for review purposes. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own based on my experience using Half Hour Power.