I hope everyone is having a great Saturday so far!
I thought I would share a few of my favorite essentials for getting a little at-home fitness in when you're around the house watching television or just don't feel like heading to the gym.
1. Yoga Mat- I am sure you are all familiar with these! I like to have this around for obvious reasons. I have hardwoods, so it's great to have a softer surface for stretching, abs, etc. I like to roll it out to stretch on while I'm watching television or talking on the phone. Yes, I've been known to put my friends on speaker while I stretch on the floor. Of course, the mat is also great for a yoga workout! One of my favs is the "Yoga Meltdown" dvd, with Jillian Michaels.
2. Light Hand Weights- I picked this set up for about $6.00 total at Target. Mine are only 5lbs because I'm a weakling! But the point is, whatever the weight you choose, these are great to have around the house. Once again, I love to pull them out to use during times that would otherwise be lazy, such as while the television is on. You can use them for arms of course, or to add extra resistance for leg exercises such as lunges or squats.
3. Balance Ball- I LOVE my balance ball!!! Mine actually came with a dvd that had some great moves that I even I hadn't previously tried. I didn't buy mine at Target, but I recently saw this same one there. I bought it for around $30.00 and have had it for about two years. It came with a pump, resistance band and a dvd. I use it all the time, so I would say it has certainly paid for itself! I primarily use mine for abs. I demonstrated one of my favorite ab moves in this post, and it's also great to do simple crunches on.
|sorry about the glare- i took this with my Blackberry|
What equipment do you like to use at home?
*an update on the blood pressure situation is, unfortunately it has not improved at this point. I'm definitely not happy about this! I'm following doctor's orders 100% and just praying things get better!
Be active this weekend!!