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I turned a spare/storage bedroom into a home gym and play space a couple weeks ago. I also have a built-in desk corner for working, so it really is a happy place that is just mine. I still need to get rid of some extra furniture and things from that we are storing for no reason really, but that’s what spring is about right?
I was able to get some super affordable gym floors off Amazon, paint quick and clear it out in just a couple days. I want the space super open, so we can roll around, jump around and ultimately get lots of activity in. The super hot summer is coming here, so playing inside will be more of a norm for just a few months.
The mirrors were light-weight mirrors I grabbed at Walmart for about $5 a piece. I used the Command strips to hold the mirrors up. I lined the corners, middle and down the sides, and they are holding really well. I slammed some doors and jumped around just to make sure. They really aren’t heavy mirrors, so the Command strips worked great.
My favorite part is the flooring. You can get so many styles and patterns on Amazon, and they come in these big foam tiles that you put together like a puzzle. I got the cheaper and lighter foam tiles because I like to stay on budget. You can go for the more durable, thicker rubber options too, and they are just as easy to put together. I almost got this grey one, then I decided to go for a warmer wood color. There are tons of options on Amazon.
I also needed some space to store my workout equipment like headphones, old running shoes (why do I keep them??), weights, rollers, protein powder and some snacks like sparkling water and bananas. I have a calendar to attempt to plan workouts and a letter board for motivation. My favorite protein powder is the Ora Organics, though I have recently tried Shakeology, which I am now loving too. More on that in another post.
Here you can see some of the puzzle lines in the floor. I love how soft it is, so I can roll around with the boys and do workouts without needing extra padding!
I also made sure we have a nice and loud speaker for music and dance parties or workouts. My Aaptiv workouts are perfect for this.
The toy and kids corner is where I keep special toys, colors and books to keep them entertained.
There is also a built-in desk in the other corner that I am working on next for my office space. It is the typical 1970s desk that totally needs to be revamped, I’m just waiting for the inspiration to hit me! And the time and energy haha!
For now, we have a nice play room/gym where we can get all of our energy out together!
So many mamas are having such success with the program, and let me share what they’ve said:
“I’m on the 14 day clean eating part and already feel a change. I love that your program caters to nursing moms. These recipes are boosting my milk supply! Thanks again and can’t wait to use the new app!”
“As far as counting calories, yes that was so helpful!… it was an eye opener…But your concept of reducing ever so slightly and monitoring milk supply was so helpful! I have lost 6lbs-yay!- and have 12 more to go! I am encouraged for sure because it is usually not until I’m done nursing that I’m able to lose weight. So I’m all in for hopefully the rest of my life-on clean eating like this and exercise! Thanks so much for your help!!”
“Feeling GREAT on this program!!! It’s unbelievable how eating clean makes such a difference. Let me rephrase that…it’s amazing the difference eating nutrient dense foods makes! My skin is glowing and I’m already shedding pounds! I also tried the first workout today and did well although I had to modify a bit and omit the backwards burpee (I had cesarean just over a month ago and don’t quite feel ready for that exercise just yet but I will get there). Loving this plan! Thank you SO MUCH for tour help!”
“The few changes I’ve made to diet per your instructions is already helping lower my sweet cravings. I’m sure I’ll notice an even bigger difference when I get stricter. This week has been great as I feel better, have already lost 2#, and haven’t seen a drop in milk supply which was my biggest concern. I look forward to starting the workouts tonight!”
“The baby steps have been super helpful including writing down everything I ate…Another 5 days would be amazing, I was thinking yesterday what am I going to do after the 5 days are finished. You have been incredibly helpful!! I am so appreciative!!!”
My program focuses on specialized nutrition for breastfeeding moms, recipes, meal plans, grocery lists, a new Ab Rehab + Pelvic Floor Restore program, and a new section on going back to work after baby coming soon!
The price is increasing once my certification as a Pre/Postnatal Exercise Specialist and the iOS app is out! Make sure to grab it now, while it is super affordable!