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4/15/13 11:25 P

The only exercise I have done is DVD's. I've been doing about 150 minutes per week for a few years now - 30 to 40 minutes per day, 5 days per week. As the previous posters have said, I also like/need to mix it up. So I have a collection of DVD's and never do the same DVD twice in a week.

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4/15/13 8:09 A

Consistency is the key. 45 min every day with your heart beat up. Walk, run, video, gym.. doesn't matter. Keep the calories down and your movement up.

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4/14/13 11:18 P

Well, I did while cutting back on my calories. I used The Firm videos and Body Electric. Now I'm using Cathe Friedrich, yoga, and Body Electric. emoticon

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4/14/13 10:56 P

In the beginning I concentrated more of food than exercise but as I lost weight I started incorporating exercise and have seen great results with DVD's. I have done several different things, elliptical, treadmill, walking and I honestly see the best results when I use Jillian Michael DVDs. I now have a six pack thanks to her!! I have tried some of the SP videos and enjoyed them just too difficult for me to watch on the TV. I have noticed I may not lose weight but definitely inches. Good luck!

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4/14/13 10:44 P

I have been very successful using DVD's. Leslie Sansone puts out walking ones and I really like her. You can find them free on youtube. I have a couple of Spark People ones, some dance ones and then I check out different ones from the library. I live in the PacificNW so exercise I can do indoors is a must!!! just keep switching them up so your body doesn't get "used to it". Good Luck!!!

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4/14/13 8:35 P

I've lost nearly twenty pounds using DVDs and the Wii Fit (although I haven't used that in awhile). A few times I've gone walking, but our weather has been so unpleasant that that hasn't happened much.

I think honestly that I am more toned now than when I lost weight several years ago just by walking (and eating right, of course). The DVD instructors change it up so they use more muscle groups and stuff. In 2007 I lost 45 pounds; I was 188 when I started and I was in an 18; now I'm 193 and in a 14/16. And really I think is that the different types of workouts are what have made the difference.

Edited by: ERINTFG at: 4/14/2013 (20:40)

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4/14/13 7:49 P

That is mostly what I use except for the stationary bike I recently purchased. You lose weight mostly through diet so any exercise should help, you don't need the gym.

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4/14/13 4:48 P

I have lost all of mine so far using at home workouts, as previously stated I also mix them up every 6 weeks or so.

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4/14/13 4:40 P

Thanks for the input. I have a few Jillian Michaels, and coach Nichole videos, and I stick better with these than anything else.

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4/14/13 1:56 P

Yes!! That is all I have done in the last 2 1/2 years is Different at home DVD's. I do have to make sure to mix them up each month or so. Just to do something different and so I don't get stuck for too long.
I started out with Jillian Michaels, then added some of Bob harpers (10 times harder than Jillians) I think his site has them at $3.99 each right now - Now I have about 6 or so of Jillians, and 6 of Bobs. In January I ended up ordering Tapout XT and LOVE it. JUst finished the 90 day program and plan on doing it again starting in June. I will be adding heavier bands, and weighted gloves.
Check out the spark team workout at home.


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4/14/13 1:50 P

I wish I could say that I use the dvds enough to have an answer. I use a dvd every once a week to every other week or less (and the length varies each time). This is a good question though.

Have you been including strength training in your workouts?

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4/14/13 12:49 P

I like using exercise DVDs and the SP videos the most, and I am just not into walking outdoors, going to a gym, etc. Has anyone lost all of their weight and toned their bodies just using the DVDs and videos? Thanks!

Edited by: DOVE1010 at: 4/14/2013 (13:09)

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