Now don’t laugh - creating a home gym...

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Redpanda wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:43 am
For back is best to do Pilates and stretching . These are mainly strength exercises so might not be massively effective with weight loss, although would help with toning.
I love Pilates on big ball 😂
To add on- mobility exercises are great too. Look up Tom Merrick videos on YT.

I would suggest whatever you decide to do, make sure it’s not too much, you aren’t aching too much after, so it doesn’t put you off. Try and create really easy but REGULAR routines and see how you get on in couple of months to adjust. I would definitely involve regular runs (with dog) even something like every other day (15-30 min) - it will make massive difference.
I’m working from home with 2 little kids and struggling to have time and get out for a run or badminton session is one thing I’m missing the most
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These are all really helpful thanks folks! I need to loose about 2 stone. It’s doable isn’t it!?
It is. Ive lost a stone and a half between joining dokkan and the start of the Corona carry on. I cant wait to get back.
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Ruth wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:06 am
These are all really helpful thanks folks! I need to loose about 2 stone. It’s doable isn’t it!?
Go and buy yourself a dress that you really like, but 2 sizes too small.
Your target will be to fit in to that dress at Christmas.
Very doable. ;)
Now that's an incentive.
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Best thing I did last year was get myself a Fitbit. Pre-lockdown I was doing my 10,000 steps a day and over the space of 6 months I lost nearly a stone. I was still eating the same food (chocoholic), but just keeping myself moving regularly. And because of my anxiety etc, most of the steps were done at my kitchen counter with a book in front of me. Haven’t done anywhere near enough during lockdown because it’s 24/7 with an autistic 4 year old. But going to start working on it again now we’re into July (I tend to need a definite start date/resolution point).

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Andys temperate tank wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:03 am
How about karate? I joined my father in laws club in January.

It's great for your core and mobility. Even the first kata is enough to get you sweating after a couple of runs through.

I'll bet theres videos on you tube and you dont need any equipment.
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Stephen wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:12 am
Ruth wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:06 am
These are all really helpful thanks folks! I need to loose about 2 stone. It’s doable isn’t it!?
Go and buy yourself a dress that you really like, but 2 sizes too small.
Your target will be to fit in to that dress at Christmas.
Very doable. ;)
Now that's an incentive.
Lol Stephen! I have one of those - I got it about 6 months before my cousins wedding and they’ve been married for two years! I’ll use that one 🤣🤣🤣

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VikingMummy2015 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:45 am
Best thing I did last year was get myself a Fitbit. Pre-lockdown I was doing my 10,000 steps a day and over the space of 6 months I lost nearly a stone. I was still eating the same food (chocoholic), but just keeping myself moving regularly. And because of my anxiety etc, most of the steps were done at my kitchen counter with a book in front of me. Haven’t done anywhere near enough during lockdown because it’s 24/7 with an autistic 4 year old. But going to start working on it again now we’re into July (I tend to need a definite start date/resolution point).
Interesting - a Fitbit! And walking in the house with a book! Brill! That sounds like something I would enjoy! Thanks!

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https://youtu.be/0fsKoK9yLE0

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I do my 30 day challenges, fairly regularly but again im pretty active in work (i can walk 3-7mile a day, before any other work).
The ab challenge might help with the core strengthening ;)


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Forget the rowing machine... it'll just collect dust ! 😄

My better half has just joined LessMills. Its an a online subscription for exercise classes. I have to say they are brilliant ! There are so many different classes all at all ability levels. Yoga, pirates, body combat... loads. All you need is a step and some small dumbells. Its about £10 a month. You can do the classes at your own leisure. The classes are very motivating and good music.

The wife has lost a good few cm's in various places in the last 2 months of doing the classes. She really does love them too.

I think you can even get a month free to try it out !
https://www.lesmills.com/uk/

I think you have an app and stream it to your TV or something like that.
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