5 Home Improvement Projects That Make Great Workouts

If you’re trying to find creative ways to fit exercise into your life, you can give yourself a good workout by doing certain home improvement projects. Doing these projects will help you reach your fitness goals while improving the quality of your living space. Here are some clever ways to combine working out and fixing up your home into one. Clean Your Gutters Cleaning your gutters is a chore that should be done at least once a year and can help you tone your upper body. Your arm muscles will get a great workout while you remove the mud, debris and moss that can clog your gutters. You can expect to burn around 230 calories an hour doing this activity. It’s important that you use a ladder that is sturdy and allows you to reach your gutters without any excessive strain. Remodel Your Bathroom If you don’t want to do a complete overhaul on your bathroom, there are still some simple improvements that you can make to give you the results you want while getting in a good workout. … [Read more...]

Avoid The Gym By Working Out At Home

Many people are interested in working out, but they do not want to pay the high price of a gym membership. They also do not want to go through the trouble of battling traffic and driving to the gym every time they want to work out. For these people, the best option would be to buy their own exercise equipment. You can buy a piece of equipment to exercise every part of your body. So not matter what body part you are looking to tighten up or tone, there is a piece of exercise equipment that is specifically designed for that task. What exercise equipment should you buy? Here are some tips to help you during your decision process. 1. Decide your budget Exercise equipment is now more affordable than it has ever been. However, there are also very expensive models that contain all of the latest features. These can cost a pretty penny, so you need to figure out your budget before you start looking at equipment. 2. New or used? As you might imagine, used exercise equipment will cost you a … [Read more...]

It’s All About The Protein

With battling my weight most of my life, I decided to go talk to the Doctor about putting a plan into action. The struggles I have are not an overnight struggle, but a struggle that has been going on for as long as I can remember. I remember as soon as I hit about 13, the weight started coming on. I was very active as a child, we were always riding our bikes, and running around the neighborhood. When I hit 8th grade I was 180 pounds and wearing a size 18, after I got into high school things got worse, I jumped to 280. How this happened is really beyond me, we were walkers, we walked to and from school which was about 3/4 mile there and 3/4 mile back, we road bikes for miles a day, and we were always doing something. At a young age, I was never tested for a medical condition to see what the reasoning was for my weight gain. When I was 16 I was put on a pill to help aid me in my weight loss, shortly after the pill was pulled from the market. I did manage to get down to 205, but … [Read more...]

Break Time? I Think Not

I debated on taking a break today, my body is really feeling the workouts, but I decided against it. While, I know my body needs time to heal itself after workouts, I don't think right now is the time, I have my body in burn mode and I need to keep it there, at least for another few days. I would like to make it to day 14 with working out daily, then take a day break and start again. Or I may just not do as much in one day, so I am not completely stopping. After adding the numbers up yesterday and seeing what all I did in one week, I was on cloud nine. That is a lot, and I am so proud of myself for sticking to it. Today, we had some ice come in, thankfully it wasn't to bad and our power only flickered. I did get my workouts in early today, and I didn't do all of my kettle bell swings, but overall it was a good day. Today’s Workout #1 @ 12:10pm 20 over head presses with two 10 pound weights 30 curls with two 10 pound weights 5 miles on the exercise bike 30 kettle bell … [Read more...]