I have an exercise bike in the basement in front of the TV.
When my Nascar races are on (which are typically 3 hrs long), I will get on my bike and ride at a moderate level, nothing too fast, something sustainable for the entire race. Then during the commercials, I will bike as fast as I can for those 1-2 mins. Over the course of the entire race, I can easily rack up 20 miles, and still get in some interval training while doing it!
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I find a sport (basketball) and / or class (kickboxing). Advantages over the gym... -team mates counting on you to be there (forfeit) -meet new people who are also healthy -potential for life long sport friends -connections for fun sport events word of month (obstacle runs) you can do together -feels great to be part of a group - Pick somthing FUN and it wont feel like ur heading to a workout...more a fun social event. -stress reliever
If its not fun sign up for somthing else there are a ton of options out there...find some that are fun for you.
I purchased new workout DVD's on the TV and it has really helped kickstart my new workout regiment! 198
The routine came with 5 DVD's and food guide options for 28 days (3 meals a day play 2 snacks.) The best part: It tells how many calories, protein, carbs and grams of fat each meal or snack is.
I've figured out a way to make going to the gym not only required but desired!!! I load my iphone with a great TV series (one with a few seasons that build on the last i.e. the Sopranos) and am only allowed to watch it while on the stairmaster. I tend to end my workout at a very suspenseful moment, insuring I will return the next day to watch the conclusion. I'll also download great songs/podcasts I'm only allowed to listen to while lifting weights.
Recommended TV shows during cardio: Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad - you can buy them all on itunes.
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