Exercising from my home saves me the travel time of going somewhere else; as well it allows me a lot of flexibility to do it around what works best for the family. Like most of us I go in and out of staying motivated to exercise. In order to keep my motivation long term I need to change things up.
This is the rainy time of year right now, so exercise that can be done indoors is especially appealing. I actually enjoy my moments inside looking out at the rain a lot. It makes my home feel cozy.
Sometimes changing things up means getting a new exercise DVD that sparks my interest. Other times it can be using a different exercise tool. When I don’t have to spend very much in order to change up the exercise that is even better, mainly because I know it won’t last forever, and eventually I will need another change up to keep me going.
We are fortunate to have good weights in our home that I can use. My husband owns the weights that you can turn the dial to adjust to the weight amount you need. This is great for increasing the weight as you become stronger without having to buy more. Plus it makes for easier storage. In addition, I have a few lightweight dumbbells I can use as well.
The other day I came across a twist stepper for $69. Probably less than the cost of 2 months gym membership, or a couple of exercise DVDs. I thought it was worth it, and fortunately my husband did too J!
When Hubby got home from work yesterday I hopped on it. I loved that it was quiet. It allowed me to listen to my husband tell me about his day which we normally do then, only this time I was moving. For part of the time Oprah was on and I enjoyed that too.
Parked next to the window with the rain pouring down, I got to enjoy the view from the comfort of my own living room. It may not be the nicest looking thing in our living room, but it is tucked in the corner and suits mine and my family’s needs. So for right now at this moment it is perfect. Plus the kids got a kick out of watching, until Big Brother got bored and went back to his play-doh.
If leaving your house is not always a good option because of kids or weather, what do you like to do to exercise indoors?