Thursday, February 28, 2008

Work It Out

Okay, so lately I've been reading my friends' blogs and they are all about working out and/or wishing for a treadmill or an elliptical machine.

If you've only got about 12.99 to spend, I have a recommendation for you. I got this DVD a few weeks ago and it was a great investment.

There's nothing like walking in your own living room or bedroom. I know it sounds geriatric, but it actually works up a sweat and gets you going.

The best part is that you can do it anywhere and anytime. It's 9pm and you get the urge, whip out the DVD. Or, if you have a laptop, you can watch the DVD on the laptop while watching TV or your DVR (once you get the hang of it). Anyways, it's a 2 mile walk in 30 minutes that is actually fun.

If you really want a full body work out, try this. It's the same two mile walk, with weights. You can use a band, a medicine ball, cans of soup, whatever. I got that DVD as well to really mix things up.

Let me know if you try them and what you think.


A.D. said...

I need deets. Do you just walk in place or do you walk around the room? I kind of picture it is just me marching in one spot, but maybe I'm confused.

Ashley said...

Yes, you do walk in space. The most room you need is about a 3ft by 3ft area. You do do other things though like knee lifts, leg lifts etc. Nothing crazy.

However, the music and the speed that you walk in place is what is high impact. The speed is not what someone could walk outside taking long strides. Instead, it's actually more of a jogging pace (but it doesn't feel like it).

Ashley said...

sorry that was walk in place not walk in space.