Friday, February 28, 2014

Trying out Daily Burn

Working out at home isn't my favorite, but sometimes it's the most convenient option.  I own a Nintendo Wii (with the Fit board), a few Jillian Michaels DVDs, hand weights, and a kettlebell workout.  I enjoy them all, but they're not anything I can stick with long-term. I need variety.  You would think rotating those options would be enough but ... they're not.  If I'm feeling bored, I will quit, and because I'm at home, it's super easy to quit.  I live alone, and my cats don't judge me if I quit. At least not that I know of.

I've seen a few other bloggers (namely Manda) talk about The Daily Burn, so I decided to check it out.  Signing up was easy -- name, age, weight, and goal weight.  Then I answered a few questions about my workout background and preferences.  To reach my goal, it told me I needed to work out six days a week for three months.  I can do that.  Especially since the workouts are fairly short -- I chose 30 minutes, but there are also options for 15 minutes and one hour.  Seriously, if I can't find 30 minutes in my day, I should probably ask my couch and Netflix for a break.

Here's my upcoming month of workouts:

I've only done a few days, but so far, this program seems to be a win!  I figure I can even add these onto my gym sessions for a little extra burn. It was certainly a great option this week when other plans kept me from my favorite classes but didn't occupy my whole evening.

And here's the equipment you need. I have most of it and can improvise with the ones I don't have.


Oh, and cost? The first month is free and after that it's only $10 a month, which I don't think is too bad.

What are your favorite at-home workout tools and guides?


Last week's workouts
Friday: Off.
Saturday: Zumba (60 mins.)
Sunday: Off.
Monday: Kickboxing (45 mins.)
Tuesday: The Daily Burn -- Hips, Butt, and Thighs (32 mins.)
Wednesday: The Daily Burn -- Cardio Sculpt (31 mins.)
Thursday: Yoga at home (30 mins.)

I was a little bit lighter on workouts this week thanks to some social engagements. I just can't say "no" to hanging out with friends in favor of working out. Sorry I'm not sorry about that.


  1. I love Daily Burn!! So glad you joined the DB club! ;o)

  2. I'm checking this out. Thanks for the info! I used to swear by my ab roller. It's actually a great shoulder workout!

  3. Oh this looks fun and I have most of that equipment! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  4. i love working out at home! i dont have to deal with all the weirdos at the gym and i can shower in the comfort of my own bathroom.

    i love body beast, p90x, insanity/aslyum. GSP rushfit and TapOut are also great workouts.

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda


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