Upcoming post; Exercises you can do at home

Posted by on July 29, 2010 at 9:10 am.

In the post Getting motivated, What’s your inspiration? I mentioned that you don’t have to go to a gym to good workout. You can get just as good of a workout at home.

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Fit Gamer

This above cartoon made me laugh out loud. I titled it “Fit Gamer.” A few of my real life buddies fall into this category. They love video games, so do I. (I just don’t get to play them too often.) Anyway a few of them, aren’t as enthused about exercise like myself, however, they do like the benefits that come along with exercise. To make their workouts more entertaining they have managed to successfully make connections to games. I think they reward each other with in-game items too. It keeps them motivated. I discovered this cartoon earlier today, and naturally I sent it to them.

Yesterday was extremely busy, I had hopes of squeezing in a gym workout, but that wasn’t in the cards and so I worked out at home. I did a combination of cardio exercises and free weight activity. My heart rate increased, and the sweat was flowing, so yes yesterday was a great fitness day. I enjoy listening to music while working out, so I had my iPod on and listened to my “workout music”.

I received a few emails from people, via the Celebrate Life contact form, asking me about the different workouts that can be done at home. Although I had been working on posts that covered home fitness workouts, I had put them aside. However, because of the recent emails. I’ll be working on completing one of those articles by the end of this week.

Question: Leg raises, squat jumps, V situps, and walking lunges are a few of the exercises I do at home. What are some of your favorite workout at home exercises?

Photosource: xkcd

16 Comments

  • kaozz says:

    Hehe cute cartoon. I use to like to jump rope but it gives me headaches more often than not. I suppose, when it’s not hot as hades here, I like to walk.

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    Moondancer Reply:

    LOL @kaozz, I thought about you when I posted this picture.

    I like walking too, don’t relish doing it in the Hades heat though, but occasionally I’ll do it, heh. I tend to garden when it’s early I’m usually still doing it when it’s hot outside, lol.

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  • Maira Grove says:

    Believe it or not I used to box! Oh how I loved it! only Girl in the club. YEAH!!! Sadly can’t handle that much strain on the wrists some days. Still do the boxing on my own that way I can say when I had enough and it is something I can do at home. I like to jog, and I love yoga.

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    Moondancer Reply:

    @Maira Grove, I wish they offered boxing at my gym; I would definitely join a class. They do have a boxing place not too far from the gym where I workout. I’m just not sure if I want to pay yet another yearly fee, lol.

    I was the type that never liked running (although I was good at it) I just did it because it was a great all body workout. I’m still not overjoyed about running, but I do it a lot because I like the benefits. ;) I love yoga too.

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  • Bob says:

    A bar in a doorway just like in the picture is my favorite home exercise. It can be pretty tough at first, but it is really good for building strength. Lift yourself with your palms towards you to work on your biceps, and away from you to put your upper back through it’s paces.

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    Moondancer Reply:

    @Bob, Oh that’s a good one, I don’t have the bar in the doorway, but I do have a ledge in the garage that I use. It’s great at building strength. I remember when I first started doing them at 18 years old, I had great lower body strength but needed to focus more on upper body strength. I couldn’t do one pullup on the bar. A cinder block helped me, and eventually I was able to do them without any assistance..

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  • Gabrielle says:

    I love doing P90X! I have lost more than twenty pounds in the past 3 months. It’s completely an at-home workout and gets results. Plus, Tony Horton is fun and makes it easy to “do your best and forget the rest.”

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    Moondancer Reply:

    Oh that’s impressive @Gabrielle, Congrats on the weight loss that has to feel great! You got to love the at home workouts. I’m seeing more people do them. It’s a nice change from going to the gym. :) I definitely like Tony Horton’s mantra. ;)

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  • Love the cartoon! I too enjoy gaming and the leveling up idea made me giggle! I’ve been real slack about my fitness lately and I’m probably gonna have to deal with that issue sooner rather than later, LOL!
    Kimberly

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    Moondancer Reply:

    Hey @Kimberly, Thanks for stopping by. :) I’m really enjoying the wealth of information on your website. I’m glad I stumbled upon it.

    I’ve loved games; board games, physical games, video games, etc., they are all fun to me. Over the past few months, I haven’t played too many video games. I wish I could; I simply haven’t had the time.

    It can be challenging keeping everything in the loop. At times something has to suffer, and of course when we get the something back on track it usually bites us in the rear for a bit. ;)

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  • Rose says:

    Please tell that to my son who keeps bugging me that he wants to join a gym.

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    Moondancer Reply:

    Hello @Rose, Thanks for stopping by. I’m really liking your site. I’m still chuckling over the wine and beer for dogs.

    Re: Your son & fitness at home…
    I’ll be sure to let him know, when I post that article, It should be up sometime tomorrow

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  • Melinda says:

    LOL Cute article. I know I would workout more if I got xbox achievements for it. :P

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    Moondancer Reply:

    I think a lot of people would like that incentive @Melinda. There’s definitely nothing wrong with that, if it gets a person exercising, I’m all for that. ;)

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  • ashok says:

    When I work out at home, the usual routine is some push-ups, crunches, and running in place or taking a long walk. I’m not too interested in building up a sweat, but increasing oxygen flow is good enough.

    I am looking for appropriate leg exercises – your list brings up some nice possibilities.

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    Moondancer Reply:

    @ashok, I like running in place too, in fact, my daughter, and I did that yesterday. We also played tag. There are so many different exercises you can do at home, which reminds me that I need to actually post the exercises I do.

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