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Friday, June 27, 2014

Why I Workout at Home

Why I Workout at Home Focus T25 Shaun T www.shannongillilan.blogspot.com

I had a gym membership and I very rarely used it. Every time I went, it was crowded. I had to wait for a treadmill or elliptical when I first got in. The weight machines weren't any better. I felt like I wasted so much time. I HATE not being productive! The hours also didn't always work for me. I have a crazy busy schedule with work and other activities. Sometimes late at night is the first bit of free time I have...and the gym isn't open.  It was something that just was not working for me but I kept my membership just in case the opportunity ever came up (and I didn't talk myself out of going). I don't even want to think about all of the money I wasted.

These days I have a more steady work schedule (thanks to leaving retail) and a workout routine that has gotten me back on track. I'm so much more comfortable popping in a DVD and working out in my living room. Guess what?! I can do that anytime I want; bright and early in the morning or super late at night. I'm on my own schedule.  When I'm ready to go, I don't have to wait for a piece of equipment. I will own these workout DVDs forever, so a small investment now makes sense.

After a long day on the road for work, I just want to get home. I don't want to come home, finish up my work, get changed for the gym, drive across town, workout, drive back across town, and then shower and FINALLY relax for the evening. I can come home, change into some workout clothes, even start a load of laundry, and get in a quick 30 minute workout. Done!  The celebrity trainers on the DVDs are so motivating! No need to pay big bucks for a personal trainer when you can have one in your living room at your convenience. Believe me, it's easy to come up with excuses to not push play. You have to be willing to shift your way of thinking for it to work. It's all about your mindset. I know I'll feel happier after a workout. I will be more productive and I will be proud of myself for staying committed. Whatever works for you, tell yourself that, when you lack motivation!

If your interested in finding out more about some at-home workouts, check these out:  Team Beachbody 

Questions about fitting in workouts with your busy schedule? Never worked out at home and want to know more?  I'm here to help!

xoxo Shannon


  1. I have this conversation with myself weekly. I prefer working out at home bc it's convenient and effective. I'd love to get on the machines at the gym but getting TO the gym is always problematic for me.

    1. I would come up with every excuse in the book not to get to the gym. I'm so glad I've found something that works for me!

  2. Such a great post! I struggle with being self-concious at the gym. I've considered trying a Beachbody workout DVD before and may get one now!

    1. Thank you! Yes, it is awkward to use some of the machines at the gym, especially with a ton of people around. I have gotten better results at home too!