Share the exercise tips and workout ideas that have worked for you.
Change up your workouts frequently to keep things fresh & fun. Try something new!
Jumping Jacks .. Jump Rope .. Running In Place ... Exercise ball ... Walking ... Hiking ... Riding My Bike ... Dancing ... Kick-Boxing ... Yoga ... Swimming ... Strength-Training ... Step-Ups ... Stair-Climbing ... Wii-Fit ..
Pick up a jug of protein (100% Whey) and chug a shake first thing in the morning and when your done at the gym.
Mixing vanilla with chocolate milk is my fav, water is just nasty with any flavor though.
The easiest way to kickstart yourself is to join a sport team, practices and games will get you back into shape and motivate you on your off days!
After a quick warm up go to the weights (2-3x per week), make sure to start with the bigger muscles. This gets your body in great fat burning shape so hit the spin bike next! Don't forget the carbs after!
In the past few years I've found out the working-out first thing in the morning works best for me. I don't have to come up with excuses later in the day for not keeping myself fit and healthy.
I wear a pedometer every day and for each 1000 steps, I give myself a dime out of our coin jar and put it in a special piggy bank. It's only one dime at a time but I've got almost $30 saved toward my walking reward - a pedicure! On good days I earn over a dollar! $$$ - it adds up!
I set a reminder in my calendar to workout. It pops up a reminder to go. I have to consciously dismiss it and usually don't do that until I have returned from the gym.
Maybe you say you can't do exercise. I couldn't for a long time but after losing weight I enrolled in a gym and although I don't keep up with the young ones this 81 year old does what she can and it does make a difference in inches, bmi, strength, etc.
So I plan to keep going.
This might sound weird, but it works! If you work in an office setting that has individual bathrooms, sneak in a few extra exercise minutes throughout the day. Every time I visit the powder room, I sneak in 30 wall pushups. Since I've increased my water intake, this often means 90-120 pushups/day!