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Bellydance Cardio Workout DVD

Saturday, April 06, 2013

I've been a gym slacker again. I guess it's just been so hard for me to get the kids out the door that I only do it if I have to, like taking them to a playdate or grocery shopping. Plus they don't seem to like going to the daycare at the gym. They whine and cry and don't want to be left there.

So I've been making an effort to work out at home in the mornings again, like I used to, what seems like so many years ago, but really probably 2-1/2. I've broken out all my old workout DVDs, and found that I might have to add to that collection. I love Karen Voight Workout DVDs and have been them for years. Most of my DVD workouts are by Karen Voight, but a few of them are different instructors.

Today I tried a new workout that I bought a while back. After a few strength training workouts and then a stretching one, I figured I was ready for a cardio workout. It is called Bellydance Fitness for Beginners: Slim Down. I have to say, I really liked it a lot. It was not too hard but did make me sweat. And I love doing bellydance. It makes me feel feminine and stretches out my hips and torso like nothing else. I've taken some bellydance classes in the past and always enjoyed them.

This cardio workout DVD is something fun and different than most cardio workouts. It is mostly low impact with a few higher impact hops that they add in. It is perfect for me starting to get back into working out. The moves are pretty simple and approprite for a beginner or someone like me who has done some bellydance in the past. As I get better, I might try other bellydance workout DVDs, too.

If I can keep up working out at home, I think I'm going to cancel my gym membership. The gym seems to have decreased their benefits and increased their fees. It is just hard to wake up before the kids in order to do my workouts. I still sleep with them, so I have to quietly sneak out of the bed. And one or both of them wakes up shortly thereafter when they realize I'm not there. And doing a workout with a toddler around is nearly impossible. I become their jungle gym, where they climb and jump all over me. 

This bellydance workout DVD is about 30 minutes long, which is the maxiumum amount of time I usually have for a workout before the kids wake up. I also have a few of those 10 Minute Solution workout DVDs that would work for my time constraint, too. They usually have a few 10 minute sessions on the DVD that you can do in sequence, depending on how much time and energy you have.

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