Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
I exercise every single day, planned and at gym or impromptu dance, it ALL counts!! Make a commitment to exercise every day, track on your fitness tracker, build the habit faster, take the guesswork/procrastination out of 'should I or not today' YES, you do it EVERY single blessed day :D
EXERCISE IS GREAT
I find something that really makes cardio exercise much more enjoyable is to first improve flexibility, then strength, and then increase cardio.
I do push ups on my desk during the day when I need a break or do tricep dips. Once you start seeing the difference in your arms you'll make sure you find time to do them.
I've been switching the same workout videos up for a while now, and have been getting pretty burnt out. So, today I put on a really upbeat record, muted the tv, and did the workout to the music that I had it. It was great. I felt like I had more energy!!
I save two empty plastic coffee canister with handles (Folgers). Then I put sand in them and had my husband secure the lids with small screws. VOILA! Kettlebells for free.
Doing simple exercises in a pool gives a great workout while being really easy on joints and you don't feel the soreness as much. Great way to start exercising if you haven't in a long time. You can build up to stronger movements and add styrofoam tools to increase intensity as you go along.
When I get in to work in the a.m., I take a trick from Neo's (the guy from The Matrix) playbook & tell myself "There is no elevator!' Just like the kid who helped Neo "free his mind" from the Matrix, I pretend my building doesn't have an elevator & happily take the stairs to my 4th-floor office!
Due to an ankle fusion done Dec. 1st, exercise as been difficult so I started playing music at my shop and dancing in my chair while working on the computer.
You can easily do crunches while driving...just be sure you're sitting correctly and pull your ab muscles in and release. I can easily fit in 100 on my way to work... Sometimes to challenge myself, I hold them in for an entire song - much harder than it sounds :)