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October 4, 2012 10:53 AM
I had never heard of her (Leslie Sansone) before - just tried her demo tape online - fabulous! Thank you!
Edited by mynewdirection On October 4, 2012 10:54 AM
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October 4, 2012 10:56 AM
flowerforyou There are walking times in the malls usually, or you could start one up in your mall if not. Also the YMCA is a plethera of activity indoors on your own or classes, also fun for the kids. Good Luck!
Edited by mojojelo On October 4, 2012 10:57 AM
October 4, 2012 11:02 AM
Winters can be pretty wicked in Quebec so I've purchased a few Jillian Michael exercise dvds. You can view them on utube. The 30-Day Shred is especially good for under 30 minutes and there's always a Support Group on MFP going on; you may want to join! Good luck! :)
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October 4, 2012 11:07 AM
"Zombies, run!" You don't have to run, you can walk but quicken your pace when you are being chased. It's available for iPhone and Android and I run on my treadmill in the winter 3 days a week with it! You get a story line with currently 23 story missions and 7 supply missions. I LOVE it.

https://www.zombiesrungame.com/
Edited by redfroggie On October 4, 2012 11:07 AM
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October 4, 2012 11:08 AM
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October 4, 2012 11:11 AM
Last year prior to my surgery I played the Michael Jackson dance game on the Wii as well as the boxing game for 30 or so minutes a night. Fun and actually made me sweat.
October 4, 2012 11:11 AM
Its is an option! I really nice fleece thick hoody from old navy, a hat or earmuffs and some good gloves. By the time you start walking you will get hot anyway. Keep it moving and happy fitness!
October 4, 2012 11:13 AM
I also attend the YMCA with my children even during the summer. I do zumba, spinning even swimming indoors for pretty cheap. You can even find a basketball court a shoot some hoops. Anything to stay moving
October 4, 2012 11:18 AM
Why can't you walk outside during winter??? I live in Michigan and baby, it snows up here!!! I just walk on the road or I walk in the parking lot at work or in the park (they are always snow plowed) and I also found some snow shoes cheap on ebay. I also found this type of cleat you can put on your shoes or boots that will help you get a better grip on snow and ice covered surfaces. They are a little pricey (20 bucks) but I will pay that price to be healthier! Good luck
October 4, 2012 11:20 AM
Not sure what activities your children do but when my kids were young & in sports I use to walk the track while they practiced, run the bleachers, dips using the chairs, lunges, squats etc while I waited.

I'm with ya on the walking in winter. I HATE the cold. My boys played hockey in the winter so I was inside.
Edited by kimr41 On October 4, 2012 11:22 AM
October 4, 2012 11:37 AM
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October 4, 2012 11:41 AM
Hello,

I didn't read all of the replies, but I purchased a Treadmill off craigslist for $50. It's nothing fancy, but it gets the job done. Also my boss and I walk the garage in my office building. Or you could walk the stair well in your office, if the cold is the main issue. Hope that gives an idea.
October 4, 2012 11:41 AM
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Edited by VivaciousVic On October 4, 2012 11:42 AM
October 4, 2012 11:42 AM
How about walking during your lunch hour at work? Wear a jacket.
Edited by Jeanetta10 On October 4, 2012 11:46 AM
October 4, 2012 11:43 AM
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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^ HER WORKOUTS ARE GREAT!
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October 4, 2012 11:45 AM
I understand about the walking outside in winter. I have rhumatoid arthritis so the cold, damp air hurts in the winter. I am looking for something too. I do have an exercycle and fitness ball I am trying to work into a routine. In the last few days it has been damp and chilly here so I have walked all over my house to get some exercise. Keep up what you are doing and your spirits. You can do this.
October 4, 2012 11:47 AM
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October 4, 2012 11:51 AM
I grab a heavy coat, a flashlight and a reflective vest and walk my Chihuahua for 2 miles at 5 am when it's still dark out.
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October 4, 2012 12:10 PM
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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?


Its starting to get cold out and get dark? sounds like an excuse. Do you want this or not? Make it happen its your choice. I run in heat, cold, rain, snow, freezing temperatures, Morning noon night Midnight. If you want it you will find a way
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October 4, 2012 12:12 PM
Hmm, have you ever done a workout video from the comfort of your home?
that'll be my option #2 when the weather changes :)
October 4, 2012 12:34 PM
Kansas is the same! I don't think the morning workout would happen with me. I do well just to get out of bed and get everyone where they need to go, including me. I'm going to try some of the You Tube videos tho. And def some shorter times on the treadmill!
October 4, 2012 12:47 PM
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This is also the first thing that came to my mind.

More constructively, I have a suggestion for making the treadmill more bearable. I'm about to reveal the extreme level of my dorkiness here, but in addition to books on tape, I love listening to a free podcast called Stuff You Should Know while I'm on the treadmill. It's free on iTunes. Each episode, the two hosts pick a random topic (usually something from science or history) and just talk about it for 30-45 minutes. They're funny and you end up learning about something you never even thought to be interested in, so you can build up your arsenal of random topics for party conversation while distracting yourself from the boredom of the treadmill.
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October 4, 2012 12:49 PM
I walk before work and at lunch every day even in the winter...hiking boots and the right clothing when it is cold/snowy.
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October 4, 2012 7:28 PM
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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.


LOVE the step idea. Why didn't I think of that?
Thanks for sharing.
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October 4, 2012 7:34 PM
QUOTE:

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?


get up earlier and go walk/exercise outside BEFORE work?!?!? time change here in about a month and it will be NICe and bright EARLY!!!!.. i personally NEVER liked to exercise in the a.m. b4 mfp.. always a night person!.. but i wanted to start my day healthy/exercise.. and so I started little by little and now I love it and do it daily!!!! and even if you cant fit anymore exercise in you know you are good cuz you did it already! in the a.m. =) bigsmile
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