Home Gym

Thoughts at 37.5 Weeks 1

So, here we are.  I’m “full-term” according to some doctors and websites.  I could give birth any day over the next several weeks!  Here are some updates in bullet format: One of our dear friends lost their baby late last week.  She was 36 weeks pregnant – due just 3 days after I’m due.  This would have been their fifth child.  The news was a shock to everyone, obviously, and it made me appreciate the aches and pains of pregnancy a little bit more.  I can’t imagine what they must be going through but they seem to be taking it better than I would.  Life is precious. I’ve felt more at peace with this major life change over the past couple of days.  Maybe that […]


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Best Floor Mats For A Home Gym + Basement Gym Updates 29

(Update! It’s now been 2 years since writing this post and we are still using the horse stall mats in our home gym daily and they look brand-new.  They have stood up to jumping, sweat, dog hair, weights being dropped on them repeatedly and more and are still like new!  Can’t recommend these horse stall mats as the best home gym flooring enough…they are half the cost, sturdy, DO NOT slide around and are large (cover more space with less money).  Please let me know if you have any questions!  On to the original post…) I’m not sure if I’ve ever shown a picture of our basement/home gym on the blog before, so today is your lucky day.  Not only will I show you our […]

The Start of a Home Gym 8

When we bought our house last March, we hadn’t planned on building a home gym.  We were in love with the huge fitness center we were members of and had no plans of leaving.  Of course, when we lived in our apartment our gym was literally 2 or 3 minutes away (driving).  I often ran to the gym (it was a quick mile), lifted weights, and ran home, which ended up being an awesome strength/cardio workout. And even though we didn’t move THAT far way, it now takes about 15 minutes to drive to the gym (damn stoplights).  That’s just long enough for me to dread going to the gym.  The round-trip drive plus the whole hassle of actually getting inside and settled added almost […]