No Gym? No Problem!

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-02-19 04:32:06 -0600
Started 2012-01-03 19:02:26 -0600

With many of us resolving to exercise more, here are some great ones you can do at home so you can skip the "no gym" excuses.


19 replies

runthe 2012-02-18 18:59:34 -0600 Report

I have tried to do some exercise but with RA, Arthritis, and Fibromyaglia it leaves me in great deal of pain. I like to walk and I try to walk at least 5 blocks a day. Sometimes on bad days when I have flare ups walking can be hard on me. My doctors suggest water excercise and llimted walking. I have actually lost some weight. I am not making excuses I'm just doing what is right for me. I hate the fact that I can't do some of the things that I used to do. I worked with toddlers and preschoolers for over 20 years and I was so active then…

JSJB 2012-02-19 04:32:06 -0600 Report

You do not need a gym for exercise. When I feel resltess I go to a mall and walk. Not at a fast pace but a casual one. Every type movement is exercise to me. I do have a stationary bike that I use but I like walking. My wife and I belong to a health club and she uses the pool for her knees and hip and she feels fine after a session.

Caroltoo 2012-02-18 19:03:10 -0600 Report

Doing what is best for you is sooooo important. Taking it slow and making sure the process fits is so important for you. Congratulations on your weight loss. Even a little helps you loose a little more.

runthe 2012-02-18 19:29:31 -0600 Report

Thank you..

Caroltoo 2012-02-18 19:53:05 -0600 Report

Thinking about the slow and easy comment made me recall a time when I was NOT having an easy time exercising so I made a pact with myself to get on my treadmill every day Monday through Saturday, but didn't set a distance. My thought was that I would do as much as I could and that would be ok. One morning I found myself standing on the treadmill and just looking at the on switch. I was so down and so sore, I didn't want to turn it on. I decided to honor the linguistic out presented in my contract: I had said I would "get on my treadmill every day". The next day, I was back on and walking without feeling like a failure because I hadn't turned it on the day before.

Only you know what you can do each day. Treat yourself with kindness, love, and patience as that's what brings out the best in each of us.

Young1s 2012-01-13 12:59:04 -0600 Report

My computer stopped being stuck on stupid. I can get picture on every page now. Maybe the kids or my hubby fixed it without my knowledge. They all know about computers far more than I do.

Caroltoo 2012-01-13 13:23:58 -0600 Report

I just bookmarked that page. I've been a little at a loss as to how to most effectively use my fitness ball. A physical therapist showed me how to use it for stretches (works well), but I knew it had to good for more than that. Interesting variation on the planks and pushups I do regularly.

Young1s 2012-02-18 19:37:25 -0600 Report

I'm glad this discussion came around again because I had forgotten you mentioned having a fitness ball. I've been looking into getting one for myself but I'm at a loss as to what size or brand is good. Any ideas? I'm thinking 65mm might be the way to go.

Caroltoo 2012-02-18 19:46:40 -0600 Report

Yes, the 65 inch size is recommended for women 5'3" to 5'11". I just got a new one, so I checked the information on the box for you.

My old one fell apart while sitting on the bedroom floor (thinkfully while I was down having breakfast). When I came back upstairs it was in the same place, but in pieces. Can't really figure that out .. I'd blame the cat and his claws, but he was with me .. guess he could have put a nail in it earlier, but I'd expect a leak, not pieces. Don't know. I do use the time of stretching as a way of testing the ball's viability now also…made me a little more careful.

Caroltoo 2012-02-18 20:04:18 -0600 Report

I blow mine up and I don't do balloons very well, so I've learned to do this in installments rather than begin to feel dizzy.

RAYT721 2012-01-04 02:41:29 -0600 Report

Just a note that YouTube has a lot of exercise videos. I love the old Black and White Jack Lalanne TV episodes for easy at-home exercises. Thanks, Gabby, for sharing the WebMD link with us.

Young1s 2012-01-04 07:47:07 -0600 Report

I've tried to find videos on YouTube but only found snippets of videos, nothing in its entirety.

Young1s 2012-01-03 19:59:51 -0600 Report

I liked what I read. Unfortunately, the only picture that would come in is the first one. Beyond that, I couldn't get a pic on my computer. I got them all on my phone though. Weird. At any rate, I'm already doing some of these and others I will start to do. I'll have to modify them to but I'll work it out. Thanks Gabby.

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