My Workout Journey

Earlier this year I made a conscious  decision to incorporate fitness into my lifestyle. For most of my life, I was one of those girls that could literally eat whatever I wanted without any consequences. To be honest  I always hated being skinny, I tried everything to gain weight from fried chicken to protein shakes lol.  When I reached my thirties and I started finally gaining weight I was ecstatic, but soon enough the weight started going to the wrong places and I wasn’t prepared for the changes that were happening to my body. Last October I became a full time blogger, winter hit and I wasn’t as active as I was when I was working, when spring hit I was 20 lbs heavier. I never weighed more than 130 lbs for most of my life so I was dumbfounded and felt so defeated.

I started spin class, changed my diet and lost majority of the weight but I now needed to tone. I signed up for a gym membership, but was having issues finding time to make it to the gym. My building has a gym downstairs but, who am I kidding, it’s not like I know what I’m doing so I need to find a trainer. When I heard about Ladder, it sounded like the solution to my problem, it’s a mobile app that connects me with my own personal trainer.  Seeing my building’s gym is open 24 hours, I was now able to work out on time schedule that was convenient to me.

Upon signing up for Ladder I was asked a series of questions to gauge my level of experience and what goals/results I was looking for. Based on my results I was given 3 trainers to choose from and I selected Mike who I felt was the right fit. Mike messaged and asked me a few more questions and tailored a workout program to suit my needs since I’m just getting my feet wet, we settled on a schedule of 3 days a week. My favorite thing about the app is the example videos that each workout has. I had no idea what an inchworm was but I was able to watch the video provided to see how it’s done, this was extremely helpful for a beginner such as myself.

Now I know everyone’s wants and needs differ, while this service may be ideal for me, some may still prefer the traditional gym/ hands on personal trainer method to be more suitable for them. But if you’re like me and don’t have a conventional schedule, then I suggest you give Ladder a try. I’ve partnered with Ladder to offer my readers 10% off their subscription as well as a one week free trial,  I find the app to be reasonably priced with subscriptions costing as low as $16 per month. You can chose either a monthly subscription for $49, 3 months for $89 or a year for $191.You guys can sign up here and use the code DARLING. Have you guys tried Ladder or any mobile style workout program before? Comment below!






  1. Jennifer Pickering
    November 21, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    Thank you for sharing!! I need to get back to the gym. It's been a month!JenniferEffortlessly Sophisticated

  2. Unknown
    November 21, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    Sounds like a great app for workout! Will check it out x

  3. Unknown
    November 21, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    You look great! Sounds like a great workout app! Will check it out.Ritu RoyFashion Meets Ritu

  4. Tiffany D. Brown
    November 21, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    What a cool app! I definitely need something to get me line line for 2019! You look amazing!

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