January is coming to a close and we’ve been doing pretty good sticking with our New Year’s goals. If you missed it (or forgot) our family’s goals were:
- Make healthier lifestyle choices
- Analyze how much money is coming in and going out & get on a tighter budget
We ordered our elliptical from Walmart.com using the site to store feature. I had it shipped to my local Walmart and my dad and I picked it up (since DJ was at work). The whole site to store experience went well, as usual. I have used this feature on several occasions in the past and have always been happy with how quickly things arrive and that the items are always in perfect condition.
DJ had Sunday off so he and my dad unloaded it into the house and it took DJ about 2 hours to put it together and clean all the packaging up. It is fabulous! Just like the one I used to work out on in the gym when we lived closer to town. =)
It is BIG, but we keep it in the living room where it will get used! However, since it isn’t really “working” with my decor, I am loving that it has wheels on the front so that if we are having company we can roll it back to one of the bedrooms and hide it away.
The thing I love about an elliptical is that I get a great cardio workout but it isn’t hard on my knees or hips like a treadmill is. It is a much easier motion that I could do forever… okay maybe not forever. But, it is very comfortable.
Living out in the country means no gym membership for me, but there are lots of things we can do (and are doing) at home. Besides being able to use the elliptical while watching television we also work out to workout routines. I DVR’d several different ones from the Fitness channel to do, with or without the neoprene dumbbells that I purchased from Walmart for about $5 each.
We also have a Wii and thanks to Microsoft and Walmart, now I have an Xbox Kinnect too! We use both to mix up our exercise routines. It makes exercising a lot more fun! It makes it seem more like entertainment than work! Plus it has been fabulous for us while the weather is cold and exercising outside seems like torture! We have several great games that we use – I’ll share more on them in my next update! So, stay tuned!
Our budget is going well too! Check out my post here to read more about it. I am LOVING mint.com for my budget software. It is free and fabulous! If you don’t have a budget or budgeting software yet, I highly recommend this. It is so user friendly!
Disclosure: Walmart has provided compensation for my time & efforts to create this post. I was quick to join this campaign because our family really DOES want to live better. Our health & our finances are greatly important to us. We want to be good stewards of them both, as we feel God intends for us to do. Walmart just gave me the platform to share our journey to make these goals happen with you! As always opinions are my own, always have been, always will be – you should know you can trust me by now!