Growing up I never worked out. Sure I played sports all year round but I don't ever remember standing in a room following an instructor or sitting in the workout room lifting weights. It was just never apart of my life. Then I went up to Wyoming and gained some "hibernation weight", got pregnant, had a baby, and realized I wanted my high school body back. So I started working out and running with help from my sister Paige. We would run as our cardio and she introduced me to weightlifting. I was really hoping to bulk up (I would love to have Dwight Howard shoulders--seriously) but it didn't happen. The weight just fell off. So then I was looking for something new and tried out P90X. I loved it. I hate it, but I love it. It was hard, new, and exciting. It was great because we were with my parents and they had a full gym in their basement. Then I got pregnant again, had to stop working out (not because you can't work out when you're pregnant--you can!--but because I get so sick.) After I had Weston and waited my 6 weeks I was back but this time did P90X2 and enjoyed it even more so I did it again. We finished right before I moved out to Colorado where I realized I didn't have any equipment. I do have bands, a pull up bar, and push up stands, but no heavy weights. It was a big bummer. So I focused on running. And I think I mentioned that I was doing a half marathon, but now I decided to just do a full marathon and convinced the rest of the fam to do it too. Look out Vegas Rock n Roll Marathon the Davidson Clan is coming for you!
But that means I have to get in shape. On top of running. Because if you're going to run 26.2 miles you need to prepare your whole body. So I'm adding in a plyometerics workout, a leg and back workout, and yoga. Those will be in addition to the run, but until it warms up some more and isn't so icy I want something that isn't so intense and that I can fit in during the kid's nap time which doesn't always last a hour for Addison :). My sister in law recommended these workout videos that are presented by CafeMom Studios. They have a whole bunch of 20-30 minute workouts that cover yoga, kickboxing, cardio, core, and weights. They are definitely not as intense as P90X, but they are great for beginners and people who don't have a lot of time--ie moms! And I love the selection because it's important to work on every part of your body. Not just the part you don't like.