dietexercisehealthy eating November 1, 2011

Challenge Week Nine Phase Two Update

Remaining the same for this week.  I pretty much expected that after my loss last week.  

I have had a lot of people ask me about my home gym (so to speak).  It is set up in my garage and consists of:  one incline bench with leg attachment, one flat bench, dumbbells (3 lb, 5 lb, 8 lb, 10 lb and 15 lb weights), resistance bands (we own 3 sets of these and use them in various combinations), an elliptical trainer and a stationary bike.  I have workout mats lining the workout area as well.  I also own a sauna and try to use it at least 2-3 times a week.  My husband put up two posts in our garage (attached to the garage floor and ceiling) and used eye-hooks to make different “stations” to do the resistance exercises.  It beats the pants out of having to move the bands around in a door jam every time you switch to a new set of exercises.  Each morning when I go out to workout, I look to see which exercises I will be doing, set each “station” up with the correct bands and off I go!  LOVE it!!!!  It is getting a bit cold in the mornings now and I am wearing a sweat jacket and gloves while I work out, but I will not be deterred!  Once you get moving it warms up pretty quickly.  We do have a space heater, but have not had to turn it on yet.  I had to sacrifice one-car of my two-car garage, but I am okay with that!  I think when there is a will, we will figure out a way to make it work.  I have found that you can work any muscle group with the resistance bands and there is a ton of video demonstration available online so you can make sure you are doing it properly.   This save us from having to have all kinds of machines.  Hope this helps those of you just getting started.  Here’s to good health!