Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
Calories in, Calories out
I keep resistance bands, light hand weights, and a balance board in my office. Whenever my job starts to stress me or I have a few minutes to fill, I utilize one of these items.
I had forgotten how much I used to enjoy walking. I used to walk everywhere, just because I could. I purposely parked in the most inconvenient parking deck on campus the other day, and walked everywhere, just enjoying the beautiful day. Rediscover the joy of walking!
Use your full water bottle as a free weight if you have none on hand!
The hardest days for me are days when I'm home alone all day. I get bored and tempted to eat.
I like to leave a dumbell out between where I'm sitting and the fridge.
On good days, I pick up the dumbell instead of the chips.
I find that if I work-out for just a few minutes, the cravings go ...
Even if you can't exercise a lot one day do some. Be consistant.
Don't let it slip
If you start missing it will be easy to miss more and more and you lose a lot of what you had gained in strength.
I finally after two weeks have made it to the top! I climbed 22 flights of stairs and it feels great! I asked the security guard to let me out on the roof and he did. I felt like I was in a Rocky movie.
Spring has sprung in Iowa. This is my favorite time of year. This means I can get out my new pink and white bike. I love to cycle. With RA, i feel less stress and impact on my joints, and I can get in several miles in just one ride. I have also started walking to most of my errands in town.
My secret to fitting in exercise has been to walk after ending my overnight shift at the sleep lab I work at. There are many scenic trails near my place of employment and most mornings I explore a different location on my way home from work. A great way to wind down and enjoy some "me" time.
sneak some exercise in wherever you can. do some bicep curls with your waterbottle before you drink the water, stand on your toes for a few seconds at a time when you are standing, jog in place while you watch tv, etc.