I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for my daily exercise routine. I joined the YMCA, but if you don’t have the budget for a gym membership there are things you can do in your own home that will help you get in shape. This weekend I filmed several exercises you can do in your living room, but it is still in production (my son hasn’t spliced it all together yet) so I wanted to tell you about another very inexpensive exercise plan.
Last week I started the Couch to 5k running program. While I love going to the gym, there are some days I can’t make it there. I wanted to find something I could do that didn’t require anything but tennis shoes. My friend Lynn told me about the Couch to 5k app a while back so I thought I would try it.
This app is $1.99, but worth it! In nine weeks you go from couch potato to 5k runner in just 30 minutes a day, three times a week. The app allows you to track your progress time and distance. Lynn has written a great article on why the Couch to 5k works, so head over there and read all about it.
I’ve never been a runner, and so far I don’t love it, but I know it will help improve my overall fitness and it is an inexpensive way to stay in shape.
If running isn’t your thing, check back next week for my video tutorial of 5 simple exercises you can do in your living room.