Do I Need A Trainer or Can I Do It Myself?

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Our home gym is open for business and my new trainer is eagerly awaiting to torture me.

Yay! We’ve expanded the gear for our tiny home gym.  Now we can work out with actual free weights. The space is still too small for barbells, my husband’s preferred equipment. Thankfully a little creativity was all we needed.

Our New Home Equipment
I already had the resistance bands and yoga mat. We didn’t want to spend too much, and when you are dealing with free weights, that is a challenge. So we added 3 things that collectively cost us less than $440. Not too shabby.

1. Adjustable Weights
Unfortunately we don’t have the space to use barbells. While my resistance bands are a great tool, my husband was a bit leery about using them. If he can’t use barbells, his fall back is dumbbells. But again, space is the issue. Thankfully we saw a solution at our local sporting goods store — adjustable weights. Read More


An Old Fashion Workout

A glorious morning chilling with my favorite Old English Sheepdog. Today is shaping up to be an awesome day!

A glorious morning chilling with my favorite Old English Sheepdog. Today is shaping up to be an awesome day!

It’s such a beautiful day. I spent this morning lounging on our deck, sipping coffee, writing and hanging with the dogs. These mornings are rare in Virginia. Usually it’s hot and steamy. Not today. Just beautiful.

I know I should go run or workout at the gym. But I’ve changed my priorities today which affords me a chance for an old fashion workout.

Cleaning Out My Office

Yep, it's time to organize my office while turning it into a temporary bedroom for Dr. Mom! Lots of lifting heavy things. Plenty of squats, deadlifts and presses today!

Yep, it’s time to organize my office while turning it into a temporary bedroom for Dr. Mom! Lots of lifting heavy things. Plenty of squats, deadlifts and presses today!

Dr. Mom is making the move from Texas to Virginia and I’m helping out. She’ll stay with us for a few weeks until we find her a rocking new home. So my office is transitioning into a bedroom for her. That means lots of packing up books, cleaning out of the closet and doing a little painting (which I’ve put off for far too long).

So I’m throwing open the windows to let in the amazing breeze, listening and dancing to awesome 80s music from my high school years, and packing.

That means lots of lifting heavy things. Or more specifically a chance to practice squats, deadlifts and presses. A perfect weight training workout in the making…and no dumbbells required!

Who says you need a gym to get in a great workout!