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.