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9/24/12 11:17 P

Totally agree with the suggestion of resistance bands. Extremely portable, versatile and cheap piece of strength training equipment,

Also, who needs a treadmill, especially at this time of year. Walk outside (most hotels wil lbe able to give you a sketch map showing a suggested route. Or climb the hotel stairs a few times.


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9/24/12 9:16 P

Do you have a laptop with internet access? If so, make some really fun playlists on Spotify or something else free and dance like crazy in your hotel room! That's one of the primary ways I lost the first 60 pounds of my 90+ pound weight loss so far.

Another thing that is a lifesaver for folks that are heavy into strength training like I am, is getting a set of resistance bands (which you can find in WalMart). The bands work your muscles in a different way than regular weights, so it's nice for a change of pace (mine are DEFINITELY going with me to New York when I visit my folks for Christmas).

Hope that helps!


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9/24/12 9:05 P

Hi Brenda,

I agree with some of the folks here, there are a lot of workouts you can do without a gym. In fact, I don't go to a gym at all. I do all my workouts at home. You can definitely do this in a hotel room. You have pushups, ab work, squats, lunges, high knees, butt kicks, and many more.

Also, remember this, this is a new lifestyle for you, not a diet or a short term thing you are doing so missing a few days should not affect you at all. You will get back on the horse and ride again. This is something you will continue forever so no worries about missing some time. Feel free to drop me a message if you need more advice. I'd love to help out.


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9/24/12 1:59 P

That links to some of the sparkpeople cardio videos..

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9/24/12 1:43 P


It shouldn't set you back as long as you recalculated your nutritional range for the week.

This is a good reminder for anyone to always give yourself backup options.
So, in any given situation, you don't find yourself having to scramble.

Good Luck!!

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9/24/12 1:32 P

thank you ladies,

if you can forward me some links i would feel so much better, your truly the best and i do appreciate what you all said to me )

Edited by: BRENFID1 at: 9/24/2012 (13:32)
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9/24/12 1:10 P

So true that you don't need a gym to get an effective workout. Walking is good cardio. If you have internet check out youtube for some workouts too as well as sparks.

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9/24/12 1:06 P

So you're gone right now? If your internet access in your room? If yes, then do some SP videos. Coach Nicole has some great 10 minute cardio videos, and there's a segment of a low impact video that I like. You can also do things like the crunchless core workout. You can also do some circuits or interval training like squats, push-ups, jumping jacks, burpess, etc. Run up and down the stairs, jog outside. In the year and a half I've been working out regularly, I've taken a class 1-2 times a week for a couple of months and gone to the gym with my husband twice. Other than that, I don't use the gym at all! You don't need a gym to have an effective workout.

Edited by: JENMC14 at: 9/24/2012 (13:07)
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9/24/12 12:56 P

I would suggest doing some other travel friendly/can do anywhere cardio/strength training/circuit exercises. Jumping jacks, walk/run, push ups, sit ups, crunches, you name it. The spark people videos too have great workouts you can find some that do not require that special equipment that you currently do not have access to.
Some exercise would be better than none, right? ;-)

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9/24/12 12:53 P

i had to go work out of town here for a week now, and looked for a pay per visit gym, where they have a treadmill and weights, as well as machines and it appears they do not have anything here but a walmart :(

i have recently started a working out at the gym utilizing both cardio and weights 5 X's a wk. with 2 days rest...i dont know if any of you are aware that it means alot to me not to miss working i feel that i set myself back....cause i missed 3 days workout :( willl it actually set me back if i dont workout the whole week while i am here?

please advice or suggestions is welcome, thanks for taking time to read this

Kind Regards,

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