4/30/09

FITNESS FRIDAY: VIRTUAL TOUR



This week Brenda asked us to "Pick an area of your home or life related to your fitness goals and give us a tour. Let us know what's working for you in this space and what's not working. What dreams do you have for this area of your life?"

I picked my work areas for the tour. I have an outdoor area and an indoor area, and since it's such a beautiful day today, let's start outdoors.

There's a little path leading directly from the parking lot to the bike trail, so we won't have any traffic to contend with, or anything like that. And as you can see from the picture, the path is quite lovely, so I am without excuse for not using it more consistently.

When I first moved here I would walk about two miles on it at least four or five times a week, listening to books on tape as I walked, which was a double blessing because I've always loved to read, but rarely have time to sit down with a book. This week I started walking again, and am hoping to keep it up from here on out.

Let's go inside now to my indoor fitness area, which is the carpet in front of my TV. If you want to see what the actual room looks like, just pop over to my Clean Home Carnival post where I gave it a bit of a makeover..

The picture on the left shows my videos and "equipment," as well as the door of my clothes closet. Nothing very fancy, as you can see. I use that door to do wall push-ups against. I try to do 100 wall push-ups three times a week, and lately I have been pretty consistent about that.

I also use the door to do resistance exercises, using a piece of tubing (that green thing you see dangling there in the top left corner of the picture). I close the door on it to hold it in place, and then I can do things like rowing or arm extensions (as in the picture to your left).

The white pole is actually a plastic broom handle that I use to do stretches that strengthen my shoulder and upper back muscles, as in the picture to your right. (That's not me in the picture though. LOL)

My main indoor workout consists of a routine from either the Sweatin' to the Oldies exercise video which, by the way, really does make me sweat, or from one of the DVDs, and I try to alternate between them for variety. Sad to say, this is another area where I have become totally inconsistent.
My goal is to do one of these workouts at least three times a week. This week I picked the Weight Watchers Walk at Home DVD, and so far so good.

If money were no object, I would love to have a Wii. That may not be my greatest need these days, but it is still at the top of my wish list. I would love to have a Wii with Wii Sports and Wii Fit.

My dream is be to be so commited to regular exercise that it becomes second nature, and as a result, I am fit, trim, full of energy, and look good in my clothes.

P.S. Hope you have enjoyed my tour, and if you're having trouble seeing the details in any of the pictures, just double click on them and they will be enlarged.

10 comments:

Brenda said...

Wow! You've got everything you need and it's still hard??? Don't tell me that! :)

You have a great set up! I got some good ideas from this. Instead of feeling sorry for myself that I can't go to a gym, I see there is lots I can do!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Luanne said...

This is a FANTASTIC post!! Your path is lovely! I think you have great ideas in here and actually think you are doing quite well! Your goals sound totaly realistic and acheivable. Keep working towards them and before you know it, you will be doing all of those things regularly. it takes awhile to build up habits...but if you keep working towards your goals little by little, they WILL become habits :) Have another great week!

Giovanna said...

What a beautiful trail to go walking on. I love being in nature and just forgetting about daily hectic life schedules. Maybe you'll be able to read ( listen ) to alot this coming summer.

Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

The trail outside looks so restful and serene.

This was a good post and I am inspired to set more concrete goals for myself.

JulieMom said...

100 wall pushups?!? Three times a week?!? I'm gonna try that one. They're not as easy as they look.

And if I lived closer to you, I would come and walk on that beautiful path every day! :0)

Denise said...

Such an awesome tour sweetie. I love being outdoors, love to walk.

karly said...

You win so far for the prettiest workout area (your outdoor path.) Beautiful!

And, you have quite the routine! Good for you! That's always the hardest part for me, planning what I will do!

Love your tour, thanks for sharing!

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Scribbit said...

My husband is like that--loves to exercise but I'm not quite that dedicated. I should be though.

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