My little guy turned 6 months yesterday and as I was gazing with adoring love at my little miracle, I caught a glimpse of my kangaroo pouch and groaned.
I’ve followed a primal lifestyle for 3 years and I love it. When I started following the diet, I lost 50 pounds, pretty effortlessly to be honest, and then I got pregnant.
I had all these crazy ideas that 3 months postpartum I would be sporting a six-pack from my diet and the extra calories my body is burning to breastfeed. Wrong. Of course, if I had actually been eating on plan instead of eating candy everyday and going through corn like a silkworm, I might be a little closer to my pre-pregnancy clothes.
Anyhow, I’m back on track. I cleaned my diet up and I’ve convinced a couple of family members and friends to participate in a challenge where the winner gets the cash of pot of $175 (hello Ipod I’ve fantasizing about for the last 3 months).
Now on to workouts. I don’t have a gym membership in the budget and my husband still looks like a deer in headlights when I suggest leaving him alone with our progeny, so this means stroller walks or work out videos. Having lived in the Pacific Northwest for 10+ years, yes, you get used to the rain but I hate walking in it. Walking in the mall is a great option but more than likely I would end up spending money I don’t have at the Gap or Starbucks. So I did some searching and found some great free workouts online . Here’s a list of my favorite spots.
Youtube is the Mecca of free workout videos. You can literally type in a search for any type of workout and find it. Some of my favorite channels are:
BlogilatesTV - Free pilates classes. I think I already mentioned my belly right?
Kettlebell Queen – I love my kettlebell. Again, I love my kettle bell and while I can afford Lauren’s dvds, she does have a couple of quick workouts on her page. My favorite one is the Quick Fat Burning Kettlebell Workout.
BodyRock.Tv – Charlie James is the fittest woman I’ve seen online. Yes,every video has some snap shot of her butt or her boobs and abs but the work outs are killer. If you can finish one of these and not be almost ready to fall over I salute you!
Jenny Ford Fitness – She’s got some awesome step and cardio workouts.
After you’ve exhausted Youtube here are a couple of sites that also offer full length free workouts online :
Also, let’s not forget the humble library. My library has an assortment of workout videos I can check out and they also have a service that lets you watch online.