Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Unplug Your Exercise Routine [#CTWW Challenge Results]

As part of the Unplug Your Exercise Challenge, I have made a few changes to my exercise over the past few days. My goal was not to use any electricity, which meant: no gym, no DVDs/TV, no music, no lights.

Sunday
The only time I could fit in a workout was while I was cooking. Assuming that the lights were on for my cooking part (hehe), the exercise part was power-free. I brought dumbells down to the kitchen and used the kitchen mat for cushion. I threw in a few squats and push-ups.

Monday
I confess that I would have gone to the gym had I not been at work so late. However, I thought this would be a great opportunity to continue with the challenge. I bundled up and went on a brisk walk outside. My lungs loved the fresh, crisp air, and I felt so much better afterwards.

I highly recommend that you try a few workouts unplugged. There is nothing better than using your own body weight or walking/running outside. Your body will thank you!



6 comments:

Amy said...

I've been running every other day. My husband and i swap off. we get up at 5:30 and head out so that we are home and finished hopefully before the kids get up. No gym membership, no driving to get to the gym. We did spent a decent about of money to get running clothes, but you kind of have to with winters here in MA. I love it!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I run for most of my workouts, but I do typically have music. However, when hiking I don't and I love to just hear the birds and the crunch of the leaves :-)

Carolyn Colley said...

funny, but you are exercising, it's too cold here to walk outside, but when it starts warming up I'm going to get back into my walking

Jacqueline said...

I like my ballet workouts. I can do them with absolutely nothing and even sometimes do them in candlelight. Good for you that you are exercising!

Lisa Brown said...

I never would have thought to do this, but it does seem like a great idea!

Rachel R. said...

At first I was going to consider my running outdoors unplugged, but I do listen to music with my cellphone so I'm still somewhat 'plugged in'.

Way to multi-task with working out while cooking!

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