Daily Burn vs Beachbody on Demand


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With summer just around the corner many of us are thinking about getting back in shape after a winter of hibernation and holiday feasts. If you are looking to drop some pounds or tone up your body before summer then you are probably wondering what kind of workout program is best and which are worth spending money on (if any.) As someone that has tried just about everything imaginable, you can take it from me that having some sort of organized program(s) to follow, along with a support system and nutrition plan, is key to being able to track and follow through with your goals. No matter what program you ultimately choose my advice is to take it very seriously and give it 110% for the first two weeks. In my experience, if you can bust you butt hard for two weeks you will see some really positive results which will encourage and motivate you to keep on pushing hard. You will get the excitement from seeing real results and will want more. If you start out half heartedly trying, not fully committed, and not pushing yourself hard, then the results will not come fast enough and you will loose focus and drive. So more important then any plan you chose is to first decide that no matter what you are going to give it everything you’ve got, and if you can find time to push an extra 15 minutes or do a second workout in the day that’s even better.

With that said I’ll break down both these workout programs. Both are great programs. Even though I prefer the treadmill and weights I like to mix it up and have been using both Beachbody on Demand and Daily Burn off and on for years. My wife loves the different aerobic workouts and also yoga and piyo, and she prefers to workout in the comfort of home so she loves these type of video workout programs. Both programs offer streaming of high quality workout programs on any device. There are a few differences though.

Trial period:

Daily Burn offers 30 day free trial then a month to month subscription, while Beachbody offers a 14 day risk-free trial for a 3 month membership or 30 days risk-free for 6 or 12 month memberships. Both give you adequate time to try out their program and decide if you like it and are getting results.


While Daily Burn offers the longer trial period and a month to month subscription Beachbody has a better price and a discount for longer memberships. Daily Burn cost $19.95 a month and you can cancel anytime. Beachbody has three memberships, a 3 month, 6 month, and 12 month. The 3 month membership gives you 14 day risk-free trial before you will be charged $39 ($13 a month). The 6 month gives you 30 days risk-free then $59 ($9.84 a month). The 12 month also gives you 30 day risk-free then only $99 ($8.25 a month).

Program Highlights:

Daily Burn –

  • Stream over 1000 workouts from your laptop, TV, tablet, or smartphone
  • Expert and certified trainers
  • Personalized plans based on your goals and fitness level
  • Programs tailored to your own needs
  • Incredible community. Share your fitness journey through live chat and more
  • A new Live workout every day
  • Audio workouts
  • Workouts include Cardio, Yoga, Dance, Pilates, and more!

Beachbody on Demand-

  • Access to all workouts (600+) and all future releases
  • Exclusive Super Trainer workouts
  • Fitness guides and workout calendars
  • Stream from your laptop, TV, tablet, or smartphone
  • Daily Calendars and progress Tracker
  • Message boards and chatrooms for answers to all your questions
  • Cardio, Dance, Yoga, Weights, Low Impact, and more!
  • Meal plans customized for your unique lifestyle and goals & recipes, Fixate® cooking show

And the Winner is…

Because I don’t exclusively do the video workouts on a daily basis I prefer to have a cheaper, longer membership so I have access when I do feel like doing an aerobic program or feel like I’m getting tight and want to do some yoga to stretch my muscles out. For that reason and the fact that they offer some of the top workout programs on the market and nutrition plans, I’m going with Beachbody for the winner of this matchup. That’s not to say Daily Burn wouldn’t be a better choice for someone else. If you plan to make these home workouts your main source for your exercise, you prefer having the choice to start and stop the program on a month to month basis, and would enjoy doing live daily workouts, then Daily Burn might be worth the extra money. Either way you can’t go wrong. If you are still undecided just give them both a try for free and see which is right for you.

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Easiest way to start investing


If you are not saving money for your future, or even just a little something in case of an emergency, you will have stress and worry about your future and what you would do if you got hit with an unexpected expense. That stress can effect your emotional happiness, and even your health over time. That’s why I would encourage people to focus on and improve every aspect of your life, including your financial wellness.

This is my review of the app Acorns. You might have heard about this app, but maybe you are unsure what it’s all about or how it works. I’ve been investing in the stock market for many years and recently started day trading, which is a subject I would like to talk about in a future blog post, but you don’t need any investing experience at all to use this app which is why I’m a huge fan of it for both beginners and long term traders that just want their money safely invested and want to keep an eye on how it’s growing. Continue reading “Easiest way to start investing”

How to go all in on All-Natural

melaleuca-product1I would like to tell you all about a company that my wife introduced me to almost 4 years ago when we got married. I don’t tell you about this to sell you a product, but because we truly love the products they sell. This was one of the single greatest wellness changes that my family of four made in our lives. After reading about a new study that came out I thought it was important to share this info with others. They studied people using harsh chemical cleaning products at home and work over a 20 year period. The study showed that the damage done to their lungs were equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 20 years. Just imagine how damaging that could be if you have young kids in the house like we do! And this study doesn’t even mention the chemicals in dish and clothing detergents, bathing and beauty products, etc. You can read more about this study here.

I’ll tell you a little more about this company. I want to give you my straight forward review, not just the company talking points. You can decide for yourself if it’s worth trying for you and your family. Continue reading “How to go all in on All-Natural”

Home Chef Review

As I started to research this company I already had an opinion of any type of home meal delivery because I was thinking about using one of the other services in the past and after seeing the prices I decided against it. I’ve since become more open minded though, and here’s why. Up until last year we lived about 20 miles from the city so buying and having lots of groceries on hand was a must. We couldn’t just hop in the car and have 50 choices of restaurants within a few miles so we actually used what we bought, rarely did anything go to waste. Now, after living in the city for about 7 months, I realized how much of that food go’s to waste and how much easier it is to just order Food Dudes delivery or run to a restaurant of our choice. We are still buying a lot of groceries, but now at least half of it gets tossed because it doesn’t get used in time. Even our leftovers get tossed a lot of the time. Paying for a food delivery service does at least warrant a second look. Continue reading “Home Chef Review”

Best healthy crockpot meal ever!

…Ok, maybe a bit of exaggeration, but it’s for sure one of my top 3. What is it? That would be my split pea soup recipe! If you haven’t given split pea soup a chance or if you haven’t had real homemade split pea soup then you should really give this recipe a try. My wife is the pickiest eater I’ve ever met and I got her to try it, begrudgingly though, and to her own surprise she actually liked it! It only grew on her more and more with each time I made it. Now she’s actually excited when I make it.

So here is why homemade split pea soup is such a great wellness food. Continue reading “Best healthy crockpot meal ever!”

My 10 Favorite Billy Graham Quotes

With the passing this week of Billy Graham I just wanted to remember him with my 10 favorite quotes.

  1. “Some of you today are going through heartache and grief so intense that you wonder if it will ever go away. But I want to tell you that our God cares for you and for your family and for your city. For God loves you, and he shares in your suffering.”
  2. “There are three of you. There is the person you think you are. There is the person others think you are. There is the person God knows you are and can be through Christ.”
  3. “The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.”
  4. “My prayer today is that we will feel the loving arms of God wrapped around us, and will know in our hearts that He will never forsake us as we trust in Him.”
  5. “Don’t let failure or disappointment cut you off from God or make you think that the future is hopeless. When God closes one door, He often opens another door – if we seek it.”
  6. “God does not change – and neither does His love. He loved you before you were born… He loves you now… and He will love you forever.”
  7. “No matter who you are or what your life has been like so far, the rest of your life’s journey can be different. With God’s help you can begin again.”
  8. “You can’t control the length of your life. You can control the depth.”
  9. “There comes a moment when we all must realize that life is short, and in the end the only thing that really counts is not how others see us, but how God sees us.”
  10. “My home is in Heaven, I’m just traveling through this world.”

Welcome Home Billy Graham.

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Billy Graham: Nearing Home

Billy Graham: Where am I

Are you drinking your calories?

According to calorie intake data released by The Food and Agriculture Organization, Americans eat an average of over 3,600 calories a day! How many of these calories are you drinking? I know when I wasn’t as cautious about what I was putting into my body I could easily drink 3 or 4 cups of coffee (with sugar and creamer) per day and 5 or 6 soft drinks. If I do the math that it comes out to approximately 1400-1700 calories! That is a massive amount of calories. It’s actually pretty close to the total calories that are recommended daily, but these are calories that have no nutritional value what so ever. Do the math for yourself and see just how many calories you consume from drinks each day. If you are consuming over 200-300 then you have a great opportunity to cut back drastically on your calories without even having to make significant changes to your calorie intake from food. Continue reading “Are you drinking your calories?”

Diet for Wellness


There are so many diet plans out there it might seem impossible to choose one for you. To make things worse, it seems like many experts and popular diets programs contradict each other. The truth is that most plans will probably help you loose weight, but that doesn’t necessarily mean its healthy for you. Dieting for wellness is about changing your bad eating habits for life. You don’t want to change one bad eating habit for another with some goofy diet plan that doesn’t give your body the nourishment it needs. Whether your goal is to lose weight or just to maintain a healthy body I believe the key to a good diet plan should start with good nutrition and daily activity. The rest will take care of itself. Eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, chicken, fish, and even enjoy a steak on occasion rather then a hamburger. Avoid canned and processed foods, fried foods, and sugars as much as possible, and don’t drink your calories. These are simple common sense things that we all know, but we are looking for some kind of miracle diet. Most “miracle” diets don’t work because they are too expensive, too restrictive, or too complicated to maintain long term. Get yourself a few healthy cookbooks and go back to the basics. If you feel like you need to do more, which I don’t think you will, then see about cutting your portion size down a little. Continue reading “Diet for Wellness”