Workout DVDs

Caitlin - posted on 10/19/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Not really a debate, but you can debate them if you like. Are there any good ones you know? I've got one right now, but it woudl be nice to switch it up a bit, for instance, the first time I did mine, it focuses a lot on legs and squats and I could barely sit down on the can or do stairs for 5 days after, so I couldn't really do it again, but if I had a cardio DVD, I would have done that one, still gotten a workout.

I was looking at the biggest loser ones, I like anything kid of kick boxing style or maybe dance style, I like moving around, but since I can't get out that often and those fitness classes are super expensive, I figure if I can self motivate, these DVDs should be fine for a while.

So are there any good ones that really got you going? Did it work for you if you did it?

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Sarah - posted on 10/19/2010

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I got a good deal on the P90X DVDs from Ebay. There are 12 DVDs with a lot of variation (core, cardio, arms, legs, abs, yoga, kenpo, etc.) P90X is pretty tough & I just started it, so I'm having to modify it a little. I can't keep up with some of it lol. But, it's got some good workouts in it & I already have more energy! Good luck!

Charlie - posted on 10/19/2010

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The online weight watchers has a tool that totals the points for tricky things like that simply by putting the ingrediants into the tally also weight watchers fixes the points for breastfeeding mothers too ( i did it while breastfeeding ) it takes into account how much you need to be eating to keep a good supply of milk and as its not really a diet more guidance for lifestyle change , you can actually eat whatever you like as long as its in your independant points range :)

Oh i always wanted to try P90x DVDS or just a simple pilates DVD .

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Serena - posted on 10/20/2010

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I tried pilates before and it made me very flexible but didn't help me lose a lot of weight. But I didn't stick with it for longer than a month...

Caitlin - posted on 10/19/2010

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I may look into weight watchers in that case... I'm just concerned about the money it costs..

C. - posted on 10/19/2010

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Let's see.. I actually have a vast collection of workout DVDs. Most of which were bought and used before I got pregnant with my son. I only bought one collection recently and I have used it before, but I can't at the moment.



Out of all the ones I have, though, there's only a few that I absolutely love. The Goddess Workout collection is actually pretty good. It's a belly dancing collection (it's the most recent addition to my workout DVDs). Dolphina (weird stage name..) also throws in some tips on how to create your own outfits and tips on how to bellydance for your man. (oooOOOOOOoooooo :) )



The other ones are Shelly McDonald's Caribbean workout and pilates workouts. They are REALLY good for toning legs, butt, abs and arms.



I also have a power yoga DVD. I don't remember who it's by, but I've done it before and if you're into that, it's really, really good. And they mean power yoga.. It's definitely kicked up a few notches. It's not slow or anything, so you have to know yoga poses before you start. Definitely not for a beginner yogi.

Caitlin - posted on 10/19/2010

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I don't know about weight watchers because what I can bring into the house food wise is really restricted due to my daughters allergies and it would be really hard to judge point values for specially prepared foods (like muffins without egg or butter). I've always been concerned about that, and i'm still breastfeeding, they recommend not "dieting" while breastfeeding as far as i've heard. If I can get my metabolism back up, the weight should come off easily, but I need variety..

For instance, I saw on E-bay a 12 DVD set of the biggest loser workout dvds (good variety, from cardio kickboxing to weight loss yoga stuff, which is nice, and with 12 dvds, I can almost do a different workout every day for 2 weeks) and with shipping it's just over 100$ which is still a much better deal than the Wii.

I'm glad my husband is on board with this, and he's encouraging me, obviously he wants a sexy wife, so it's all for the best...

Charlie - posted on 10/19/2010

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Weight watchers is awesome !

Im about to go back on it after my last baby but the first time i did it after giving birth with my first born i lost 20 kilos (44lbs) in 6 months , it is so worth the money .

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I love how you can weigh your baby on the wii fit too and it makes them into a little cartoon baby mii rather than an adult looking one =] so cute!!!

Serena - posted on 10/19/2010

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If you like variety honestly the Wii is the way to go. It is a little pricey but I did like the fact that there are more kid friendly games than other consoles. My son loved MarioKart and it was easy concept for him to grasp. I did the Wii fitness for awhile til I sprained my ankle (just a note to add: just cause you're in the house doesn't mean you don't need to wear running shoes...I learned that the hard way) and I loved it cause there are so many different workout routines and you can even customize your own.
But I know this is a little off the subject but have you looked at Weight Watchers? I have been doing it since July and I have lost 45 lbs so far.

Charlie - posted on 10/19/2010

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Zumba is great fun and hard except i do classes and i hear from my friends who do the DVD its pretty hard to follow .

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Yeah the Wii Fit is pricey! I made a deal with the hubby that if he was buying the ps3 he could buy me the wii lol =]

Just keep up with the DVDs if that's what's best for you! I really need to lose weight but my husband and I have started cutting back on what we eat, and after Christmas we're going to tackle it even more exercise wise...hopefully we'll have lost a fair bit before my cousins wedding in September 2011.

Caitlin - posted on 10/19/2010

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I was looking into the Wii fit, but it's really expensive if all i'm going to use it for is those exercises. I don't have the time to play video games at the moment, so i'm not going to spend 220$ on a console, then 80$ for the wii fit and whatever else for more games..

I've got 40-50 pounds to lose, hopefully about 8-10 inches around the waist, and I need to get a good start before the spring where I can actually get outside an exercise. If I keep to it several times a week and eat well, I should be able to drop almost all of that by then (considering when I did Karate I dropped 40 pounds in 3 months - it was insane). Im hoping muscle memory kicks in.

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I've never been interested in workout DVDs at all - not even the dodgy 90s videos my mam had. I'd much rather do Wii Fit =]

Caitlin - posted on 10/19/2010

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I checked out a few clips of Zumba on Youtube.. Oh my god.. Well, maybe when I said dance I should have specified simple dance... Lol.. Let's just say I dance like a pathetic unpopular white girl (I trip over my own feet) so I don't forsee that Zumab thing going too well at all. I would be interesting if I found a dvd like that second hand or soemthing, but I wouldn't really buy that new..



***Edit to add*** I also do these exercises in front of my kids, and the amount of hip thrusting could be considered innapropriate since she's at the monkey see monkey do stage!

Kimberly - posted on 10/19/2010

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ZUMBA! I only did it once but it was fun and I was drenched and felt it working. I need to make some time to make a routine for it. It is good stuff.

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