|Staying fit despite the cold, winter weather!|
While I don't avoid running altogether, I do usually only run one or two days a week. Instead, I opt for indoor workouts that will both challenge me and keep me in shape. Unfortunately, I don't have a treadmill so I turn to workout videos for my daily workouts. Depending on the time I have for a workout that day and how I feel, I usually choose one of three DVDs.
When I feel like a lighter workout, I pop in a walking DVD. For those of you that are serious runners, this probably seems like a terrible option. But, those of you who follow along with me on a regular basis know I run and workout for fun, not speed. For that reason, the walking DVD is a great option for me as it keeps me moving and provides a good cardio workout without adding a lot of stress at the end of the day. I use Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds 7 Day Calorie Blast. My favorite walk is the 2 mile fitness walk if you're looking for a great thirty minute workout.
|Anyone for a little downward dog?|
My third go to DVD is Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown. This is not your typical yoga video, which is good for me because I'm not a big fan of yoga. What I like about this video though is Jillian Michaels brings her intensity to everything in the workout - the moves and her instruction. This is also a workout that can be completed quickly in the evening. And sometimes, I even have a yoga buddy in my son!
I'd love to hear any great ideas you have for working out indoors during cold and / or messy winter weather! I like to have some variety in my workout plan and am always looking to see what I can add to keep up my motivation and my training.