Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
When I don't feel like exercising, I tell myself I'll just do 10 minutes of whatever. Then, after 10 minutes, I say 5 or 10 more. Then, before I know it 30 or 60 minutes have passed, and I am so glad I did it. I always feel so much better after exercise than before, plus I am proud of myself.
As in The Spark, starting your day out with 10 minutes of exercise will put you on the right track for the day, wake you up and energize you!
This may sound narcissistic, but I find video taping myself exercising is a great way to see how I am improving, and what I can do to improve. Since adding in strength training to my workout routine, I want to make sure I am doing them accurately, and not any harm. Video taping allows me to review.
Get a pedometer and get walking! Try to get that minimum 10,000 steps per day, and you will find yourself wondering what extra walking around you can do to make it to your daily goal.
Want to try something different? Put your timer on for 30 minutes, and put some great Salsa music on. It is amazing how quickly you get yourself sweating, and it is so much fun!!
I started spark 7 weeks ago and have lost 15 lbs and 10" overall. I started with just 10 mins of cadio and have worked up to 30 mins. I plan on staying there untill I hit a plateau , then I'll increse 3 of the 6 days. to 40 mins, by increasing in small amounts I hope to continue losing steady
What worked best for me is having a walking buddy! We hold each other accountable and when one doesn't want to go the other encourages it! The time goes by so quickly when you are walking with someone.
When I don't want to workout, I tell myself that I'll only do 10 minutes that day. Once I get started, I always do my full workout.
I find I feel less tired and sore if I eat protein and carbs after my work-out, especially if I've done work with weights. My favorite is 1/2 c lo fat cottage cheese, snack bag Pop Chips and a LifeTime Fitness Club, Whey of Life smoothie with raspberries. Very satisfying and filling.
Lie on your side, resting on your elbow with legs together and bent and kid lying beside you. Keeping your feet together, slowly open the knees and tighten the glutes.
Return back to starting position, keeping tension in those glutes. Return back to starting position, keeping tension in those gl...