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Making due

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I try to fit in exercise whenever I can. I need to build up endurance but life happens, having a toddler happens, spending most of my time in travel trailer with no floor space happens. So for now I am making due.

I ride an exercise bike 3+ times a week (speaking of which why is there no ifit training on Sparks fitness?) and try to get in 3+ days of walking but to get in a little sumthin extra I have had to think outside the box (haha, get the pun?). Walking takes place outside and the exercise bike is unfortunately also outside so if it is raining or windy (not sure anyone knows wind like an Oklahoman) I have a few go-to videos I can do in the *gasp* travel trailer.. think small bathroom worth of space.

For those with a gym membership or even just a house large enough to lay on the floor this might seem weird but I wanted to post for those who life has happened to and who have found themselves in less then perfect positions for "normal" exercise.

Stretching- I do this one on the bed right after I wake up. My laptop is to the left of where I sleep and the monitor for my desktop sits on a wall mounted table at the foot of the bed. I have hit both with random body parts on occasion but whatever... nothing was broken so no harm no foul.

10 Minute Basic Pilates
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If I feel tight I add this one in also..
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In a little plastic organizer that is squeezed in between the foot of the bed and the wall I keep some "Go Fit" resistance bands, a large tube resistance band and on top I keep a 10lbs kettle bell and 2 6.5lbs dumbbells. None of these take up much room and there are so many ways to use them.

Everything here can be done in a small space, you just need a resistance band a place to sit.
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If you prefer a video
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And a standing resistance band workout I love..
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There are so many options no matter your fitness level (I would rate myself as a 3, 1 being sloth and 10 being gym rat lol), space, money, time.. no excuses.

******Please note I am not recommending anyone work out in bed (I will leave the "adult" comments on this statement for my non-Spark blog lol). I just want people to see that even in the worst scenario you can still keep your goals.

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FREELADY 1/29/2013 10:58PM

    So practical. You are strong & resourceful!!

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WINDSONG26 1/29/2013 9:48PM

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*MAMA*2*BOYS* 1/29/2013 1:38PM

    emoticon Way to figure out something that works for you!! That is when you know that you really want something! When you find a way instead of finding an excuse! emoticon emoticon

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GRACIEC 1/29/2013 1:27PM

    Sunni, great blog! Since we travel in an RV, I find various ways to work out in the RV too! Your suggestions are great! It's fairly easy to continue to do ST type exercise, stretching and yoga, but I find the real challenge is cardio! Jumping jacks are out of the question! LOL I find that step-ups work the best as long as no one minds the whole RV rocking and rolling a bit!
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MEGMEG2216 1/29/2013 9:32AM

    Thanks for posting this! We live in an RV for the majority of the year because we travel with my husband and his job moves him around a lot!

Sometimes its a struggle to exercise especially now when its winter outside.

I figured I was the only one doing stretches on the bed! It sounds kinda crazy but you can get a good workout...I usually put on my ankle/wrist weights to amp it up.

Where there is a will, there is a way!
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