At home workouts?

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Okay, so I know everywhere everyone says "no excuses" as to why you can't get to the gym, but I can't. I am a full-time student by day and have a part time job by night. I'm also a mother of a 2 year old. When I'm not working or studying, I NEED to spend my down time with my son so as not to neglect our relationship. This is very important to me.

However, the stress of working and going to school, sleep deprivation, and trying to mom all at once has produced some unsatisfactory results: I've gained 33 pounds since my son was born in February of 2013. I need to lose weight - NEED to. It's unhealthy, and honestly making me feel like crap about myself.

I know that diet is 80% of the process and I have been working hard at turning my diet around for the better. I've been doing my research and I think I'm good there for now. My main concern is: at home workouts. What can I do at home to help me get back into shape? I don't have access to any workout equipment and I definitely can't afford to purchase any at the moment. Anyone have any recommendations on a good system - maybe a workout video that worked for you?

Thanks!

-Colleen

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  • Freyja2023
    Freyja2023 Posts: 158 Member
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    I started with Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. It is still a very affordable DVD and if you don't have a couple of light hand weights you can also use a couple of cans of soup. It is also just 20 minutes to do. Youtube also has a lot of free workout videos you can try. Tiffany Rothe has a lot of vids on youtube and most are only 10 to fifteen minutes. You can also find Pauline Nordin Butt Bible on youtube. Killer workout for you butt and you get quick results.
  • beachhouse758
    beachhouse758 Posts: 371 Member
    edited June 2015
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    Fitness Blender!
    https://www.fitnessblender.com/

    Also look up the following on YouTube,
    blogilates
    ZuzkaLight

    The public library also has a selection of workout DVDs:
    • Jillian Michael's Beginner Shred
    • JM 30 day Shred
    • 10 Minute Solution Workout Series

    Skipping rope (they are cheap) and you can also do the skipping without an actual rope.

    Also, look for this (or this type of book at the library) Mine has it as a digital loan:
    http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Your-Own-Gym/dp/0345528581
    or
    http://www.amazon.com/100-No-Equipment-Workouts-Neila-Rey/dp/1844819809/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=12VT2S114JDCN4PRXBZG

    All body weight exercises. You can also get DVDs and little weights at Good Will for little money and sometimes Craigslist for free
  • 20Grit
    20Grit Posts: 752 Member
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    lunges, squats, pushups, planks,mountain climbers, jumping jacks, I used to do dips and step ups on my coffee table during commercials...
    I've done 30 day shred, turbo fire, p90x, p90x2, rushfit, body beast, Insanity, all great programs that work.
  • SherryTeach
    SherryTeach Posts: 2,836 Member
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    I do not go to a gym. As a teacher, I am away from home all day long. I like spending time at home. I have a high quality treadmill, a mini-trampoline (rebounder), a bike, a hula hoop, and a fitness ball. I use quite a few youtube routines for the fitness ball and trampoline. And I walk my dog every day. And I clean my own house. Gym membership is certainly not required to maintain fitness.
  • OldAssDude
    OldAssDude Posts: 1,436 Member
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    Throw your son in the stroller and take a 2 to 3 mile walk at a fast pace.
  • SunflowerSandra
    SunflowerSandra Posts: 70 Member
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    Don't forget the free YouTube videos! Blogilates leaves me sore every time. Fitnessblender also has free no equipment work outs on YouTube!
    I do fine working out at home and a few walks during the week