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Sometimes I cut up on strength exercises for a while and do cardio only 2 times a week and not for very long. I get back into the training cycle by watching fitness videos and doing the exercises given there. I set up a schedule (one or two videos per day, different each day) and try to follow it at least 2 weeks. After this, I feel motivated enough to continue without them, or if I really like them, I use them as well.
Sparkpeople's fitness videos with coach Nicole are good start, but Youtube offers other interesting stuff, too.
My best friend who is a track and cross country runner told me about doing the Lying Abduction (or Adduction) exercise while you read. But you can do it while watching TV as well. I love doing this because then I feel more time-efficient!
Lying Abduction: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp?ID=149&from=fitness Lying Adduction: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp?ID=150&from=fitness
To save money while adding variety to your exercise program:
1. Borrow exercise videos from the library. 2. Trade videos with friends. 3. Check out flea markets for cheap videos. 4. Walk...........it's free. 5. Buy used videos. 6. Check out gyms in your area. Many offer free trial memberships.
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