No Equipment, No Excuses: Workouts You Can Do With No Equipment
I get asked constantly what people can do if they can’t afford a gym membership and have no workout equipment. Holy guacamole, there are loads of things you can do because ANYTHING that gets your heart rate up is cardio and ANYTHING that puts you in muscular failure is strength training! So here’s a list of basically every physical activity I could think of! Enjoy!
- Push Ups
- Roller Blading
- Roller Skating
- Hula Hoop
- Jump Rope
- Workout DVDs
- Workout Youtube Videos (blogilates, tara stiles, toneitupcom)
- Capture the Flag
- Dance video games
- Wii Fit
- Jumping jacks
- Playing with your dog
- Wall Sits
- Calf Raises
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Rock Climbing
- Ice Skating
- Paint ball
- Ping Pong
- Pole Dancing
- Running up and down stairs
- Kick boxing
- Digging holes
- Beating up your little brother
- Wresting a sibling for the last toaster strudel
- Jumping on a trampoline
- Shake Weight
- Make out with someone
- Playing with your cats
- Body weight exercises
I lost my first 6lbs through nothing but roller blading around my neighborhood with my mom and my dog and had so much fun doing it.
So please, no more excuses.
Just answered this in a similar question!
Totally normal. You’re actually doing great! I lost 12 pounds in around three months too!
Slow and steady is the best way to lose weight. The longer it takes you to get it off (if you’re doing it the healthy way) means that it will stay off easier. I still eat like a monster during the holidays and consume treats daily, and I’ve never noticed myself losing progress because of how slowly I lost my weight.
You’ve probably noticed I don’t post much fitspo, and that’s for a reason. Being motivated by looking at someone else’s body isn’t going to do much for you and your own body. You need to imagine what YOUR body can look like and do when it’s healthy and fit.
I guess just prove them wrong! For me, I mostly had to prove myself wrong. I love challenging myself, which is why I participate in Lent every year even though I’m not religious ;) So I decided I wanted to get in shape, and boom, after seeing results and realizing how awesome it felt to get in shape, I was hooked. I was motivated to be the best I can be, and because of that I made it happen, and I’m still working towards it.
I guess I just realized that comparing yourself to others gets you no where. But looking at yourself and focusing on your own body and what it can do WILL get you somewhere.
Body love is not just accepting yourself at the weight/fitness level you’re currently at. Body love is also loving yourself enough to be as healthy as you can be.
There are a bajillion things you can do without workout equipment! Roller blading, jump rope, hula hoop, yoga, pilates, p90x, insanity, other workout dvds, dance, running, jogging, walking, skipping… I could go on forever. Just because you’re not in a gym setting while moving doesn’t mean it’s not exercise. ANYTHING that gets your heart rate up is cardio and ANYTHING that puts you in muscular failure is strength training.
Youtube is a golden source.
I have no idea! I’m not you, I’ve never seen a picture of you, measured your health, nor am I a doctor! It’s up to you to decide whether or not you think your weight is your body’s set point and where to go from there!
As long as you keep eating healthy and exercising a few times a week, you’ll be healthy!
2. Describe your dream/goal body.
MY body, but fitter. No point drooling over a body you can’t have! So for me, I’d like slightly more defined abs, a little off the hips/inner thighs, and the strength to get better at inversions :)
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Haha, most women aren’t physically capable of gaining six packs without going to extremes like body builders do (and I don’t mean steroids, I mean extreme low carb diets, extremely high protein, tons of supplements, twice a day training, etc). So no. :)
I’d just like to improve on my overall muscle tone! I’ve still got a bit of squish in my midsection/legs that I would like to lean out, if possible!
Sure it is. I’ve lost more weight this school year (I was 117 at the end of summer and at the beginning of this semester I was 112) and I literally do nothing but yoga and eat very healthy! And eat plenty of gelato ;)
Using cardio as a mental crutch is never a good idea. I used to do that too. Start focusing on building muscle with low cardio (20 min of HIIT of after weight training) and trust me, you will get the results you want, and they will stick. I eat plenty of treats and I’m maintaining my physic just fine.
I’m not trying to lose weight, but a lot of fitblrs are doing this, so I thought it’d be fun to do!
No idea, probably around 110-115!
I’m a fat loser, not a weight loser at this point! I’m looking for muscle definition and a healthy body!
I am seriously laughing so hard right now because I have no fucking idea. Either her or her “publisher” (or both) are extremely delusional.
I’ve decided that if people would like to follow my personal, I’ll have them ask off anon and I’ll give it to them. For personal reasons. :)
I’m going to suck up the fact that I’ll have to shower afterwards and go to hot yoga at 4! Then I’ll have about an hour to hurry my butt up and re-get-ready for work tonight.
This is my 5th time working this week, and I work again tomorrow. I’m exhausted, but at least $$$$$.
I need another pair of Lulu leggings. They are da best.