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01-01-2006, 03:20 AM
I am starting my diet today and I was wondering what I could do for exercise... in doors. Its Winter and Wisconsin and I am afraid to walk outside alone (I was held up at gun point and some guy tried to mug me... I say tried because my best friend and I had no money whatsoever. Its was 2 blocks from my house) So I don't know what I can do to exercise and such. Any Ideas?

01-01-2006, 09:52 AM
Dance! Put on your funkiest cd, or even the radio, and just dance!

If you have stairs, run up and down them. Or walk in my case, I don't do running!

Lunges, squats, sit ups, none of which need any equipment.

Try reading through the Exercise threads in that part of the forums, there's some great ideas there.

01-01-2006, 09:58 AM
There's a great site by Krista Scott Dixon that is stumptuous.com . She even has a weight lifting routine you can do with household items

01-01-2006, 11:34 AM
I agree with kykaree. Before I joined the gym I used to do everything she mentioned -and it was fun! The important thing is to incorporate as much more movement as you can, especially in the beginning. I'd do jumping jacks while I was waiting on the coffee to brew. Or, if I was cooking and waiting on a pot of water to boil I'd run in place. I think sometimes we get caught up in the idea of "formal" exercise when, really, ANYTHING that gets you moving and gets your heart pumping is good for you.

01-01-2006, 12:19 PM
What a great site! Thanks for the tip, SusanB :)

01-01-2006, 01:58 PM
Thank Ya'll. I looked for an exersice thread and I couldnt find it... Ill look harder I guess :P

01-01-2006, 02:12 PM
Ask and you shall recieve :)

01-01-2006, 11:50 PM
I used Denise Austin's tv show on Lifetime - I would tape it (and then both shows when she added the second one) and do them when it was convenient. There are those that find her annoying but I can tune things out - what I liked it each day was a different workout as I get bored quickly. I still use her when I have an injury.


PS - we lived in the La Crosse area for 7 years & miss it very much! If you have a mall nearby - that is a good place to walk also although it is much harder to make yourself go but if you meet a friend there - it helps!

01-02-2006, 02:05 AM
Another low cost option might be to look into community programs - maybe your city or your local YWCA/YMCA has jazzercise or aerobics or something.

The malls often open early for walkers - a safe warm place to walk is very important. (I'm so sorry that happened to you! :hug:)