Biking/balling/lifting for fat dummies like me.
February 27, 2007 8:02 PM Subscribe
Help me design a beginner's work-out routine using my exercise bike, a ball, and a few weights (using as many layman's terms as possible.)
posted by santojulieta to health & fitness (9 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, so I'm not in keeper shape. I'm about 5'10" and I wear a size 18. (I have no clue what my weight is though.) While I was on active assignment doing projects (with heavy lifting, long hours, etc.) for my company last year, I was down to almost a 14. Now, we're not on active duty again until April at the earliest, and I'm chubby again. And who likes being chubby?
So, having just passed my 26th birthday last week, I've decided that it's time to get some exercise, and I'd like some skinny/fit people input. I have neither the income nor the time to join a gym. (Once we go on assignment again, I'll be away from my home until November for work.) Thus, a gym is right out. I also cannot run. I hate it more than any other exercise imagined. I will not run. I'm up for just about anything else.
What I do have: an exercise bike, a ball, some light free weights, a Yoga Booty Ballet DVD, the Gunnar Peterson Ball Workout DVDs, New York Ballet Workout DVDs, and two or three Winsor Pilates DVDS.
Help me design a program of exercise using these things. I'd also appreciate some recommendations for exercise DVDs that I could get from Blockbuster Online.
Please use the simplest terms. (When I read other posts about exercise, responders seem to use jargon that I don't necessarily know.) Also, I'm specifically looking for exercise tips, not diet tips.