help me to find to find some exercise I can build into my life - max 20-30 mins from home

(14 Posts)
coffeeaddictedandfat Sat 04-Jun-16 01:47:18

I have not done sport for years and want to change that. I am pretty unfit, almost 40 but no health restrictions otherwise

I have max 30 mins a day, 20 mins more realistic. due to circumstances, I can only exercise whilst being at home - so no running, swimming, gym classes or so possible.

I want to get fitter, tone up. Where do I start? pretty clueless. confused

Loulou0 Sat 04-Jun-16 01:56:21

Try HIIT (high intensity interval training) there's loads of them on YouTube . Joe Wicks' videos are some of tihe best and are around 25 min .good luck x

coffeeaddictedandfat Sat 04-Jun-16 01:58:45

thanks. just googled it, that is the kind of stuff I am looking for smile

Johno85 Sun 05-Jun-16 08:00:58

I really like Jillian Michaels DVDs. I've got both "the 30 day shred" and "6 week six pack". I did the shred DVD three times a week before I got married and noticed a massive difference. As a Physio I thought it would be manageable for people of all sizes and abilities. It's very deceptive though; you'll be sweating pretty quick! Good luck smile

SoupDragon Sun 05-Jun-16 08:03:11

Yes, Jiillian Michaels 30 day shred fits nicely into your time requirements - its on You Tube so easy to do.

SoupDragon Sun 05-Jun-16 08:03:57

I did it religiously a couple of years ago and it made a big difference. Then I lapsed and am getting back into it.

GeorgeTheThird Sun 05-Jun-16 08:04:46

Run! 20-30 minutes start to finish. Have a look at couch to 5k - it really does start very gently. Loads of "graduates" on here.

RudyMentary Sun 05-Jun-16 08:07:03

Combining 30 day shred with running is perfect imo

Umblubblub Sun 05-Jun-16 08:16:23

I second Joe Wicks, The Body Coach. I've been doing the food from his book and a combination of his HIIT workouts on YouTube and Davina's Fit in 15 for a month. I've dropped a dress size and am a lot more toned already, plus I enjoy it which is an unexpected bonus!

coffeeaddictedandfat Sun 05-Jun-16 16:49:12

started the shred. day 2 complete. I hope the pain is worth it. aching all over so something must be happening. smile

PeppermintPasty Mon 06-Jun-16 11:39:33

I third Joe Wicks. He's hardcore and it's like torture for 20 mins, but of all the things I've tried, his HIITs have had the most radical effect on my health and how I look. I complement the HIITs with weights a few times a week. I do these at home. It's worth looking into getting yourself a good cheap set of weights and a couple of kettle bells. Little and often and you will see results.

I don't mind Jillian Michaels' exercises but her style really grates on me 'don't phone it in', oh shut up!

SoupDragon Mon 06-Jun-16 12:55:21

I think I might alternate Shred with Joe Wicks for a bit of variety.

Johno85 Sat 11-Jun-16 07:18:29

Hey coffee keep going girl! It starts to feel "easier" from about day 6!

coffeeaddictedandfat Sat 11-Jun-16 08:56:39

I hope so!!

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