(Closed) How to work out at home

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would get the 30 day Shred DVD by Jillian Micheals that everyone keeps going on about. I hear its super cheap ($10) and everyone on the boards says it gets great results.

I had really good results from the P90X home workout program, but it is much more expensive to buy ($100) and you need to have equipment such as bands, weights, and a chin-up bar.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

We have been doing workout videos since we’re snowbound.  Although it’s pretty old now, we decided to do  Taebo…and it kicked our butts! πŸ™‚ 

I downloaded Zumba a few days ago, so we are going to try it next after we get the foot work down a little. Videos seem to be the easiest (when I don’t feel like doing the treadmill) and it allows all of us to do it together which is always fun. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Zumba is great in a class, I think the video game/tv workout looks great, too! Morning workouts suck, but that’s the easiest way I’ve found to work out at home. Otherwise I get home tuckered out and I just can’t find it in me. 

Other easy things- sit on an exercise ball to watch tv, type at your desk, etc. Then you’re using core muscles all the time, and during tv commercials you can do crunches or planks, etc. My sister does squats…she looks odd but her legs are rocking πŸ™‚ If you ‘reward’ yourself with your favorite tv show, commit to doing pushups for one commercial, sit ups for another, squats another, etc etc, rinse and repeat. You’ll be even more happy when the show’s back on! Good job on quitting smoking!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love the 30 Day Shred! I dropped a dress size using it πŸ™‚ I gained it back after the wedding (out of my own sheer laziness) but whatever, I looked hot in a bikini on our honeymoon πŸ˜‰  DH got me the Jillian Michaels Extreme Workout or something for Wii for Christmas. I haven’t opened it yet….. I’ll get to it… LOL!

ETA – For the 30 Day Shred all you need is a couple of hand weights and a yoga mat. I loved that it didn’t require tons of fancy equipment. You’ll get out what you put into it, that’s on your shoulders. Also, word of warning, there are TONS of push ups. I went down a cupsize in my bra which I was not happy about πŸ˜‰

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I didnt get good results from the  30 day shred. FI and I are doing insanity right now. I bought it off amazon for $50. Still a little pricey but you dont need equiptment and you get 13 workouts. Also, the workouts keep you occupied so you arent thinking about how much time is left.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I usually go out to the gym (but luckily I live in a climate that doesn’t get that cold).  Once a week, I do workout at home with Tracy Anderson videos, which I watch off YouTube because I didn’t want to buy an actual DVD… You just need a yoga mat, no other equipment required.  =)

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@LindsayMaree: I hate push ups too. I did them on my knees and if my wrists were hurting or my arms just plain gave out, I would switch to sit ups/crunches instead. I figure so long as you’re moving it’s a good thing. In the second or third level she’s big on planks which I just could not do. Again, I tried, and then improvised a plan B πŸ˜‰

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

in addition to all these ideas ive found that if you sit on an exercise ball when you’re watching tv or on the computer instead of just sitting–you’ll get the urge to bounce which burns calories plus its fun lol at least i think so. one day i bounced on that ball for 3 hours & didn’t even realize it! 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Another fun thing to do would be to get a few ‘home workout buddies’ so you can recommend videos to one another, or set up a swap every month so you’re doing new workouts and using different muscles. Cheap/free, you get a variety of videos, a mini-support group (who can help keep you accountable), and encouragement!

Another ‘little sneaky workout’ to do is calf raises while you’re standing (doing dishes, folding laundry, etc). Ten left, ten right, ten together, up on toes and hold for ten….can you tell I’m all about doing ‘sneaky workouts’ so I trick myself into doing them? πŸ™‚

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