Yes, I hate the very thought of having to "exercise" every day. After a day at my job, the last thing I want to do is exercise. But something I "hate" even more than exercise is wasting money. If you're like me, you have spent countless dollars on gym memberships, exercise equipment, exercise classes, exercise tapes, etc. etc. And are you still using/doing anything that you spent that hard-earned money for? Chances are, the answer is NO. But what if I told you that you could spend less than $100 on the perfect exercise for you and it would last you for the rest of your life? And you might not even spend that much if you already have some of this "equipment". You can use: hand weights - I like the Jillian Michaels set (Walmart) that includes a set of 3#, 5#, and 8#. You will also want MUSIC - an ipod shuffle (Walmart again) is $50. You may or may not want a pedometer - $20 on Amazon - to keep track of your steps. That is good motivation. You might also want a mat - $15 (Walmart; no I don't work there). And you will need a place - a bedroom, spare room, basement (that would be great). That's it !
Aim for once a day, but realistically you may just find you can do it every other day. It doesn't matter; whatever you do is more than you're doing now, right? With your favorite music on your ipod shuffle (some fast, some slow songs), and your weights and mat, just MOVE around the room. Admit it, you've been to enough classes and watched enough tapes to know what "moves" work your body the best. And just do your favorite ones, and as many reps as you want. Don't do those dang ones that hurt. You don't want to dread this time tomorrow. You can add in some jumping jacks or fast walking, or jogging if you have a basement. Whatever makes you FEEL GOOD! And do it for as long as you feel comfortable. Slow moves on the slow songs; fast moves on the fast songs. If the jumping jacks are too much, stop and do some overhead presses. If lunges are too much, get down on the floor and do some leg lifts. ANYTHING you want; you're the boss here! No one else is telling you what to move where and for how long. I personally guarantee you will feel great and the best thing is, you were in charge of your body and your health. Happy "not exercising" to you!