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October 4, 2012 10:02 AM
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October 4, 2012 10:09 AM
I like to walk around in the mall for exercise whether the weather is too hot or cold to enjoy. Or Barnes and Noble. Something big.

I also like to play just dance 3 and other dancing games on my kinect and wii. It's fun and it makes you sweat!

I'm looking forward to purchasing a wii u so I can get wii fit u.

Just some ideas.
October 4, 2012 10:10 AM
DDPYoga! All you need is a mat and a TV, it combines cardio, intensity, resistance, strength, & flexibility, and its easier on the joints than walking. I've been doing it since July and I LOVE IT! You can get more info here , and for some inspiration, check out Arthur's story here:

You can also see all the great things people are saying about it on facebook here:
October 4, 2012 10:10 AM
WoW Wow WOW!! You all are amazing! I'm feeling more motivated just by reading everyone's ideas! I feel stupid for not posting on here sooner!!! I'm totally gonna do this now. I just need to get over the thinking that I need an hour straight to work out. I can give it 10 minutes several times a day and be way ahead.

Also, thanks for the You Tube video ideas. I never thought of that! Look what I've been missing!!!

Thanks all you wonderful peeps!!!!! :)
Edited by Denise1102 On October 4, 2012 10:12 AM
October 4, 2012 10:12 AM
I have done this before:

Using a step or some other item that would support my weight, while watching TV (sit-com or drama or what have you). Simply watch the show while doing steps at a comfortable yet challenging pace. When a commercial comes on, change it to something faster or more intense (jumping jacks, mountain climbers, pushups, etc.) until the commercial break is over, then back to stepping. Helped me not feel as guilty about watching TV because I was multi-tasking.

I also bought one of those bicycle stands where you can mount your street bike and 'ride' indoors so I could change things up a bit. Again, watched TV at a decent pace, but pushed it into overdrive during commercial breaks for interval training.
October 4, 2012 10:13 AM
Congrats on your weight loss, thanks for the info will look into it. Have a wonderful day!
October 4, 2012 10:14 AM

Wow! Thanks for all the ideas! I can exercise during lunch when I don't have things to do. My job often requires a bunch of errand running during my lunch. I'll try some of the video ideas. I know a lot of my problem is will power too. Just so tired some times all I want to do is lay down. I'm just gonna have to fight through that and do something!

Thanks again all!!

I change into my workout gear before I leave work, this way I am already dressed and more likely to go ahead and do it.
October 4, 2012 10:15 AM
If you want to make the treadmill less boring (I have this problem too) the only real method I've found lately that helps keep my mind preoccupied is audio books. I have an iPod Touch so I downloaded some free app with books "on tape" and listening to someone read seems to engage my brain more so that I'm paying less attention to the treadmill display and whatever stuff is on the in-home "to do" list around the treadmill. It's strange but listening to someone else read really makes you use your imagination and pay attention where you wouldn't be distracted as well with a favorite song or something.
October 4, 2012 10:15 AM
My house is freezing just now, and instead of putting the heating on, I did this;

Now I'm sweating xD
October 4, 2012 10:15 AM
Dancing, exercise videos, jogging in place, Wii fit, extreme cleaning (scrubbing floors and baseboards)...
October 4, 2012 10:16 AM
Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds DVDs. 4 basic moves, can be done in your living room, no jumping or hopping, low impact, good burn!
October 4, 2012 10:16 AM
I know the feeling. I hate the treadmill. I have a son that has to be at school early too. I get up at 5:00 am & walk 2 miles which takes about 45 minutes, get back in time to get him off to school and feed everybody else and get to work by 8:30 am. I am to tired after work and football schedules, so that is why I do my walking in the morning. I wear reflecters & some with flashing lights on my shoes when it's dark and bundle up. Oklahoma has squirrely weather so some morning's it already 80 degrees and winter we get down below zero sometimes. Is this something you can do, to change up the dreaded treadmill?
October 4, 2012 10:17 AM


Leslie Sansone walking tapes are really good for inside walking. There are different distances on the tapes fo you can do it as long as you want or as little as you want. I put it on music only because sometimes her constant talking drives me nuts! LOL Good Luck.

^ This is what I have started doing with the weather changing. So far I really like it. Most are available on youtube to take a look at before you decide to buy them.

^^This and this. LOVE Leslie Sansone. Lost 50 pounds with her and kept it off! Now even though I do other things, I still go back to her DVDs a few days a week. I started doing them for a similar reason. Young kids, couldn't get outside. To start, I would wear my workout gear to bed so I could get up early (while they were sleeping), put on my sneakers and go to it. Most of them are anywhere from 30 minutes to 75 minutes, depending on intensity and miles. Good luck!
October 4, 2012 10:22 AM
lol no suggestions to add, but when I read "winter is coming" I immediately thought of "Game of Thrones" Love the book series!
October 4, 2012 10:24 AM
If you have a wii, you should try Wii Fit and Zumba. I love them both :) And they really work, especially Zumba.
October 4, 2012 10:26 AM
There are actually alot of really great, and quick, workout videos on YouTube, OnDemand and Netflix. They have the walking ones. I've done those on days when I can't get to the gym and it's nasty outside. I also was able to get a Wii Balance Board....that thing is my GoTo in the winter!
October 4, 2012 10:27 AM

I'm 35 and in need of some weight loss! I did pretty good in the summer time because it's light late and I could walk after the kids were taken care of and in bed. I have 2 very busy kids that have activities most every day of the week. I have to have my son to school at 6:30am and I don't get off work until 6pm. By the time I pick everyone up, feed them, and get them in bed, it's usually 9pm. By then it's too late to go out walking, plus it's starting to get cold out.
I need some ideas on activities I can do to lose some weight. If I'm not exercising, I tend to slack on the eating right too. I'm not very athletic, but I do have a treadmill, which gets sooooo boring!!!

Any ideas?

Hey! You should look into getting a workout DVD. It wasn't my cup of tea at first either, but now I love it.

I'm doing TurboFire.
October 4, 2012 10:27 AM
Stairs!!! Up one down one, up two down two, up three down three, and so on. It can take you up to 10 minutes to get up your stairs at night to go to bed. Do that a few times and you have a work out.
October 4, 2012 10:28 AM
Insanity or P90X in the garage !!
October 4, 2012 10:31 AM
Why is walking out of the question in the winter??? I go running in the winter and it is actually better than running in the summer. All you have to do is dress appropriately...

And if it is walking in the dark that bothers you then wear some light reflectors and get a walking partner. :)

Although...there are some great at-home workouts you can online!
Zuzana Light (on youtube)
October 4, 2012 10:32 AM

Leslie Sansone walking tapes are really good for inside walking. There are different distances on the tapes fo you can do it as long as you want or as little as you want. I put it on music only because sometimes her constant talking drives me nuts! LOL Good Luck.

I really like the Leslie Sansone DVDs! My new fav is her 5 Really Big Miles...each mile is separate and you can stop after one, three or do them all...or...skip ahead to the one you want to do. I didn't think her talking was bad...but good idea to turn on the music if it is!

Good Luck!!

October 4, 2012 10:33 AM
Yep, treadmill can be boring. I MUST watch TV or a movie when I tm. Friend of mine uses treadmill to catch up on phone calls to friends and family. Thought that was a pretty good idea, except I hate the phone more than the treadmill. LOL
October 4, 2012 10:33 AM
Set something up in front of your treadmill to "entertain" you, and keep your thoughts off how boring it may be... I've set up a video game system and TV in front of mine that plays DVD's too. I hardly use it, but it is at least there as an option. Or if you have a good cell phone, there are a number of options/apps you can utilize. I have HBO through my cable service, and downloaded the "HBO GO" app for my phone, and it is a lifesaver!!! It's funny because I do not like HBO as a channel, but the app is amazing. You can watch ALL shows they have made in their entirety on it.
October 4, 2012 10:41 AM
I'm thinking I might invest in some weights to use at home (using any sort of cardio machine at home wouldn't work for me, I just don't get motivated by it). There are certain radio programmes and TV programmes I routinely tune into, so I thnk if I link some weightlifting to those I'll get some extra working out
October 4, 2012 10:50 AM
Lot of ideas... winter is certainly coming )

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