I have committed myself to 20 minutes every day of cardio on my ellipical, treadmill, or bike. Usually if I go for 20 minutes then I end up wanting to do more, I would say I do about 3-4 days a week which are 40-60 minute sessions. I strength train two days a week for 15-20 minutes right now, I would like to do more but I injured my chest wall and the strength exercises I can do are limited.
The best thing I ever did was ditch the gym and invest in exercise equipment for my home. I got some awesome deals on craigslist, and now I can hop on the equipment for 20 minutes here, 20 minutes there...it's great. This is what I got, the deals are definitely out there:
Treadmill: free, because the cord was cut by a contractor (dh fixed in 15 minutes, it's a $4500 machine!)
recumbent bike: $25 (digital display but manual resistance)
elliptical: $60 (low end machine but it works great for me, console controlled resistance)
weider home gym: $50
free weights $35
resistance bands $20
yoga mat: $15
So all in, a complete gym for $205 thanks to craigslist. Our next expense is to add a TV to the garage (we put the equipment in our garage and park in the driveway). Right now I watch stuff on the computer while we are working out.
GOALS and REWARDS
235 DEC 2012(bubblebath)
225 JAN 2013 (makeup) wooot!
220 FEB 2013 bathing suit
215 FEB 2013 nail polishes
208 (OVERWEIGHT BMI) get ma hair did!
199 (ONEDERLAND) Lululemon workout clothes
189 (HIGHEST PRE-KIDS) New clothes
179 Demeter fragrance order
174 (HEALTHY BMI) Family photos
160 Top end of goal range
150 WEDDING WEIGHT - trash the dress photoshoot
| Pounds lost: 66.8