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?
There's always one reason
To feel not good enough
And it's hard at the end of the day
~Sarah Mclachlan, Angel~
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.
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!