- Fall mornings and evenings are perfect for outdoor walks and outdoor exercising in general. Invest in a good pair of walking/training shoes and get moving! I have been using Reebok’s Easy Tone shoes and I absolutely love them! They advertise that they will strengthen and tone your legs and butt and they really do! The other day I was looking in the mirror and I got a glimpse of my behind and BA-BY that thang is looking nice! #truestory Make sure you are fully committed because these shoes are about $100.00. You may be able to find some cheaper online or at the outlet stores.
- Use 2lb walking dumbbells when you walk. Hand weights are a great way to pump up your cardio work-out and help strengthen your upper body at the same time. Again, I can speak from personal experience. I use the Gold’s Gym brand of walking dumbbells and I can tell the difference in my arms. They are more toned than they were before. The dumbbells have a strap on them, so it really isn’t a hassle to hold them while I am doing my cardio. Also, they were very inexpensive. I got mine from Wal-Mart for $8.00 (total for two)
- When working on your core section (abdominal muscles) use a 5-10lb soft-weight ball to put a little more strain on your stomach muscles. When doing sit-ups hold the ball as you come up and down. Trust me, you will feel the burn! I use the Gold’s Gym brand as well and it was relatively inexpensive. I got it from Wal-Mart for $10.00
- Some days there may be factors that try to prevent you from exercising that is where exercise videos come in. They are a great way to get an effective workout without leaving the comfort of your home. The soft weight ball I purchased from Wal-Mart had an accompanying video that included 30 minutes of exercises to do with the ball. It was very helpful and I do the workouts in the video from time to time. You can also purchase videos for little to nothing. Wal-Mart has some as cheap as $6.00
*Disclaimer* I am not a medical doctor thus I do not have the authority to prescribe you a dietary or exercise plan. I am simply sharing things that have worked for me.
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