Free "Kettlebell" for ExerciseInstead of purchasing a kettlebell, use a large empty plastic laundry bottle filled with water. Tighten the cap before each use to be sure it is on tight.
Little Bits of Exercise Add UpExercise each time you use the microwave. If it is going for 3 minutes, do leaning push ups against the counters. For 2 minutes, do squats. For 5 minutes, you won't believe how long 5 minutes can seem, try alternating lunges or tree pose from yoga.
Motivating Your WalksI find that I am more motivated to walk for exercise when I have something to look at! So I like to window shop up and down shopping areas. This is also true of casual sightseeing.
Spring Neck ExercisersIn order to keep my growing double chin under control, I bought a spring neck exerciser online. It does work, you place it under your chin and push against the spring.
Using KettlebellsWith its center of gravity located directly below the handle, it forces you to engage your core and leg muscles when doing even the most basic of exercises with a kettlebell.
Wake Up Early To ExerciseI have found that the best time to exercise is first thing in the morning, that way, I don't have to find time throughout the day to try to get some exercise. I set my alarm to get up 30 minutes earlier each day.
Cheap Exercise BallMake your own weighted exercise balls by slitting opening 2 tennis balls and filling with pennies. Once full, cover the slit with duct tape! Voila! An exercise helper for "pennies" a day!
Check Craigslist for Used Fitness EquipmentWant the fitness benefits of gym membership but not the cost? Check Craigslist for a second hand version of the equipment you want. Sooner or later it will likely show up.
Use Mall Freebies as Walking MotivationUse your freebie mall coupons as an incentive to get out and mall walk! I am motivating myself by getting freebies, and then I stay to walk and window shop.
You Don't Have to Spend $20 for Your Dog's NailsSeeing the Pediaws on TV made me want to have one for my Chinese pug. She has very sharp claws and for some reason it is her joy to scratch the living day lights out my legs. But it is just my laziness that causes the sharp nails.
Keeping Your Yoga Mat CleanThere are a few ways you can clean your yoga mat, here are a couple of ideas:
Run Stairs During Commercial BreaksI get at least 10 minutes of workout during commercial breaks when I watch my favorite TV shows that span for an hour or more. All I do is run up and down the stairs till the commercial is over.
Free Exercise EquipmentSome folks think that you have to have a bunch of expensive exercise equipment to get a good workout. Walking is completely free, just start doing so. A comfortable pair of shoes does help out tremendously.
"Keep Moving" To Exercise DailyExercise without really trying. I hate exercising. To stay in shape I "keep moving". This means chores (they are a great source of calorie burning), playing physical games with my toddler (games running through the house), dancing to my favorite tunes and best of all: talk while you walk!
Excuse Proof Your Exercise Plan!We all do, even me. We blow off working out. We
don't have time. (That's my big excuse since having
a baby.) We don't like doing it. We're intimidated.
Or, it just doesn't seem worth all the effort.