Why I No Longer Go to the Gym & A Few of My Favorite Beachbody Products

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Why I No Longer Go To The Gym & Favorite Beachbody Products

Life before Beachbody

For many years I was a member of a gym, like ever since high school.  And while I’ve always known the importance of exercising and staying fit, going to the gym wasn’t something I particularly enjoyed doing.

As a wife and now mom there are just so many other things (laundry, meal planninggrocery shopping, etc.) that need to get done.  My husband on the other hand could spend hours at the gym.  He loves to workout.  Our approaches to the gym were very different.  I wanted to get in and out as quickly as possible. Before we had our son, spending an entire Saturday morning at the gym was my husband’s idea of a good time, not mine.  I would anxiously watch the clock and think about all the things I needed to get done before I could do some actual weekend relaxing.  

Home Gym

It happened to work out perfectly that I was 8 months pregnant when we moved and talked about switching gyms. One of the things we wanted in a new house was a “home gym”- among other things.  Luckily, we were able to find a home that met those needs.

I prefer working out first thing in the morning so I get it done and over with.  Otherwise, I’m tired by the end of the day and full of excuses.  With a new baby and an area to workout in at home I told my husband that I didn’t need a gym membership anymore- I think I’m going to try one of those Beachbody programs from the infomercials.  You know the ones you get sucked into watching. Whoever produces those does such a great job! I mean why do they draw you in so much?

BeachbodyAnyway, I started out with P90X and have since done a number of different Beachbody workout programs.  I really believe working out from home helps me save time and actually get my workout done.  Here are a few of my favorite Beachbody products.

Favorite Beachbody Products



I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve done this program.  I LOVE that it’s only 25 minutes AND you still get excellent results!   The recipes that come with the meal plan are also really good and easy to make.  Learn more about this program from my full Review of T25.

21 Day Fix- What You Get


This program is great for developing good eating and exercise habits.  It includes 30 minute daily workouts and a meal plan focused on portions.  The program includes colored containers to help you correctly plan and portion your meals.  Learn more about this program from my full 21DayFix Review.

Shakeology Flavors


We’ve been drinking Shakeology for years now and really do believe in it’s many benefits.  It’s packed with nutrients and superfoods and actually tastes really good.  If you’re looking for something to help you with digestion and regularity, let’s just say it will get you going.  Learn more about Shakeology from my full Shakeology Review.

Beachbody Recover Formula

Beachbody Performance Recover Formula

I originally used the P90X Results and Recovery Formula to prevent muscle soreness.  Beachbody now has  the Performance line, which promises to be better than the previous offering.  Recover uses proteins and phytonutrients to help facilitate muscle recovery and reduce muscle breakdown. It helps combat exercise-induced muscle soreness, speeds muscle recovery, and restores strength. The Recover Formula is available in both Orange and Chocolate flavors.  You can mix it with water or add it to your Shakeology.  It does make your smoothies much thicker so you’ll want to add extra water, juice or milk.  See more tips on How to Make The Best Smoothies. 

Workout At Home

Some people are gym people (my husband does Beachbody workouts at home and still goes to the gym)  and others just aren’t.  If you’re not but still want to exercise and stay fit, I’d highly suggest giving one of my favorite Beachbody products a try.  You don’t need a home gym, just push the coffee table out of the way and you’re all set.  Many Beachbody programs don’t require equipment.  Check out my Fitness Page for more program reviews.

I am a Beachbody coach which means I can answer questions about programs and do earn a small commission if you purchase something through my site or link.  I’m not an in your face coach-type.  I first signed up to be a coach for the discount (if you regularly use Shakeology it might save you some money) and since I enjoy the products so much I’m happy talk about them with people who might be interested and share them through my blog.  If you have any questions I’d be happy to answer them.  If you’d like to give Shakeology a try let me know and I’ll send you a sample.

I’m linking up over at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up hosted by IlkasBlog and Marathons & MotivationSunday Fitness & Food Link-Up


4 thoughts on “Why I No Longer Go to the Gym & A Few of My Favorite Beachbody Products”

  1. Hi Leslie! Good for you for finding a routine you love and one you can stick to. So important! I personally don’t like going to the gym as much as I love exercising outdoors, but sometimes I have no other choice. Palm Beach can be really hot and humid! Having a great home routine is definitely super helpful and convenient!

    1. Exercising outside in Palm Beach sounds nice Ilka! Except for those hot, humid days. The heat & humidity doesn’t play around here in Houston either. You’re right, it’s all about finding an exercise routine you like and can stick to. Thanks for stopping by & hosting the link-up!

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