Thoughts on fitness

Monday, January 21, 2013

I bought a few fitness tools for Christmas: a ball, a cushy mat, and a resistance band. I want to use Spark videos to help me with form so I get the most out of my efforts. I can't seem to get them easily on my TV with my Wii accessing youtube, and the ones on the site need a download to work which I can't get on my Wii/TV. So....must I work out in front of my computer? The space is so confined!

Enter the IPad! If you have been thinking of getting one, it's a pretty cool little gadget. Mine was used when I got it but still very functional. The videos at the SparkPeople site will play on my IPad yippee! I bet they will also play on the IPod Touch. They might even play on Kindle Fire. My mom has a Kindle Fire...I'll have to ask her once she figures out how to get it to work. She's not that computer savvy! If you have an IPhone or some other smart phone, it's possible that the videos will play on that! With all these gadgets at hand, we can look at them just about anywhere and get our fitness on! When I get off this blog, I'm going to pull out that mat and ball and finally do some of these workouts!

Am I the only one whose fitness tracking page has changed substantially? Is it because I joined the January Jumpstart Challenge? Is it happening for everyone? I don't usually do all those calisthenics that I'm seeing on my tracker now, but maybe I should. Again, I can watch the demonstration on my IPad and might be able to expand my fitness horizons without leaving my home!

Do you use your computer to work out with Coach Nicole? Some of the things she does seem pretty hard to me like jumping and lunging and lots of squat moves. My poor knees can't handle it and my jiggle is a little too uncomfortable when I jump around, but she does other things that I can do if I try. I really want to build muscle and melt fat. I do stuff on the Wii Fit every day but maybe it's getting too easy and I'm not that challenged anymore. Maybe I should shake it up.

Tell me how you are getting your fitness done.
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    I use my ipod for on the go music and my laptop when I'm using a dvd. I also have a Gazelle but I prefer to walk outside. It's just been so darn cold lately! The dog and I have cabin fever! LOL emoticon
    2211 days ago
    I'm boring. I walk. I hope when I get my weight down I can find something a little more exciting that will make me forget it is exercise!
    2211 days ago
  • KAREN608
    I hope when I am 25 lbs lighter I can do some of the things you are trying. Really physically phffft and feeling blah this winter.
    2213 days ago
    I'm rather old school and don't use ipods, smart phones, etc. My go-to exercise would be in a group setting at a fitness class at the gym, or getting a great weight lifting workout on the machines or free weights.

    However, if I were to do a higher tech fitness routine I would do the Wii Fit or one of the fitness programs, like Wii Zumba. I did the latter at a friends house the other week and had so much fun while sweating buckets! I'm pretty athletic but I certainly felt challenged. I agree with NIELSENSLADY... there's bound to be a Wii Fit program to properly challenge you. Good luck :)
    2214 days ago
    I still find the Wii Fit ST program pretty tough. Especially the push ups with the side planks.
    2214 days ago
    Our computer is finally fast enough to be able to use the exercises here. I love the variety and the wonderful explanations. emoticon
    2216 days ago
    I did a stability ball workout today. I uses the iPad and it was very challenging! I have no abs it seems! Glad igot through it.
    2217 days ago
    I have to use a computer.
    2217 days ago
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