leaving the gym…for now:)

scary title right?

well, it’s summer and i need to rejuvenate my fitness routine bought me some dumbbells and i already have a bunch of other equipment so im ready to take on a new workout challenge.  i have started to run outside regularly as well as do my own HIIT and strength training.  the summer is a good time to get outdoors and workout! ive seen boot camps done at parks with minimal equipment and participated in some of my own.  so i am taking a break from the gym! hopefully by saving a few bucks i can get into some more yoga classes and try new workout techniques.  i will miss my spin class tho! boo! maybe i just need to buy a bike??  i was lifting heavy weights for a while, especially during livefit, and i found that i build muscle fast, and pretty easy.  i want a more toned physique so i’ve made a goal to do more HIIT and get ready for tough mudder!

i am not a certified personal trainer, (yet) but i will be posting my workouts for any of you that want to join in!  i am going to take advantage of my exercise ball, pull up bar, dumbbells, get creative with paper plates (for sliding under my feet), and my jump rope! maybe attempt some ZWOW’S too!

cheers to something new! whose with me??




  • Ericka @ The Sweet Life
    July 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Me! I quit the gym to try Crossfit and don’t want to go back. Also, I’m giving up marathon training for the summer to focus on it. The change is refreshsing!

  • Meredith @ DareYouTo
    July 10, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Good for you, taking the plunge! I think it’s great to be able to work out on your own, not relying on gyms or classes. Sounds like you’ve already got a bunch of equipment and workouts in mind. For working out at home, I love using online videos and various DVDs, and definitely running outdoors, even though it’s tough in the heat. I’ll be following along; sure you’ll be loaded with great ideas.

    Good luck!

    • jessie.james
      July 14, 2012 at 3:17 am

      thanks! there are so many awesome resources out there that i think i can tap into!

  • Laura @ LauraLivesLife
    July 10, 2012 at 2:15 am

    I was just thinking today that I could actually go without a gym if I had to (but I don’t want to) – its a great feeling and full props to you for taking the plunge!

  • lynne @lgsmash
    July 10, 2012 at 3:36 am

    good for you!! i feel the same way about gyms and summertime. i’d much rather get active outside! definitely check out some of the outdoor bootcamps – i know my city has a lot that are free and a great butt kicker 🙂 enjoy the fresh air!

  • Purely Twins
    July 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

    you know we love this! we have been working out at home for about 3 years now. and love it. we love ZWOWs 😉

    • jessie.james
      July 14, 2012 at 3:17 am

      I long for your bodies so hopefully i made the right decision! here goes!


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