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REDHATSHAPELY1 Posts: 2,763
5/16/12 9:17 A

I have developed a walking in place routine that I do for 30 min. while watching a favorite TV show.

CHEFMOM1199 SparkPoints: (12,045)
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5/16/12 9:17 A

I actually like Ellen Barret Power Fusion - it's gentle enough to do in the evening. I just bough the Ballet Body series and I'm going to start them.

INFINITEJESS84 SparkPoints: (7,010)
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5/16/12 9:14 A

Try coach Nicole's stuff. The Pilates are pretty gentle and don't require any equipment.

RUBOWLES24 Posts: 729
5/16/12 9:11 A

I've come to find this is my problem too, having an 8 month old, 2 dogs and a husband that goes to bed earlier than my child (because he gets up at 3:30-4am for work) and me not getting home from work until 6pm, doesn't give me a whole lot of time to exercise. But I do have Jillian Michaels 30 day shred that is only 20 minutes! And I love it. If my daughter decides to go to bed at a decent hour I can usually fit in a walk/jog with my 2 dogs before it gets too dark (I live in the country, gets a tad scary at night in the woods) lol so really, I have to try and find ways at work to incorporate exercise, always taking the stairs ( I work on the 5th floor) and taking the longest route to another office, etc. It's tough!

LORNAMARIE Posts: 36
5/16/12 8:56 A

I've been doing some jumping jacks and jump rope at home. The jump rope I have to do outside due to space limitations but the jumping jacks can be anywhere. The advantage of these 2 exercises is that I get worn out quickly so I figure they're time efficient lol. Another good one for at home is just going up and down the stairs repeatedly. This one I find harder on the knees so I do keep it limited.

Good luck!

JASTAMPER11 SparkPoints: (57,069)
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5/16/12 8:42 A

This happened to me last summer. I had a new schedule and somehow couldn't get my exercise in. I like the suggestions and will check back for some more. I did buy an exercise ball for my oldest to use. She needs to work on her core and is 13 and does not like to get off the couch

JENMC14 Posts: 2,707
5/16/12 8:04 A

Tyr a lower impact video. I don't know what it is you're doing that makes you sore, but perhaps something at a slower pace? I really love Coach Nicole's kickboxing video(s). Her 8 minute intervals one is good, too. You could also check out something like Walk Away the Pounds. Just try having fun with your kids. Put on some music and jump around. Time intervals and do jumping jacks or use the bottom stair on a flight (if you have some) as a stepper and do some intervals. Maybe something like 1 minute jumping jacks, one minute stairs, one minute high knee jogs, one minute squats, repeat 3 times or something.

MEGO0456 SparkPoints: (1,565)
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5/16/12 7:40 A

I'm worried about falling off the wagon in a couple weeks as school prepares to end. Im a stay at home mom, we have one vehicle my husband drives and we live out on country roads. Due to school activities I get the car twice a week and I'll drive to the park to walk a 2 mile trail. When the kids are out of school I don't know what I can do for cardio that would just as good as walking. I do exercise videos but I'm so sore the next day I don't think I could handle doing that 5 days a week. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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