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Is there any use watching DVDs at all?

My spouse ridicules my looking out for DVDs on yoga, pilates, tai-chi and other exercise-related stuff. "Just walk, do your yoga regularly and eat sensibly instead of wasting your time, energy and money looking around for all sorts of magic pills. Today it's tai chi. Tomorrow pilates. Day after tomorrow something else. Don't get sucked into this mania about physical well being and overdo things. These are also part of your scheme to avoid working out," she says. Is she right?

Sat. Mar 4, 4:16am

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No, I mean, are you doing the exercise while watching them, or just watching? I think variety is great in any plan, and if you're doing each different exercise (say, Tai Chi 2x, Pilates 2x, Yoga 2x) per week, I think it's great.
Consistency is key- so if you keep at all these different forms of exercise I'm sure you'll do very well.

Saturday, March 04, 2006, 9:42 AM

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I think maybe she has a somewhat valid point. I have spent so much money on weightloss things in the past - books, dvd's, equipment, etc. and I am sick to death of how much I have bought and never really put into practice. I have come to a point where I am motivated to lose the weight without having to buy any gimmicks. I already have plenty! :<) I think it's good to try new things to keep yourself motivated, but why not plan them instead of being impulsive. Get yourself a new item once a month. I don't see how she could find that unreasonable.

Saturday, March 04, 2006, 10:20 AM

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I'm in the same boat as the above poster... I've bought a ton of "stuff" thinking this will be the thing to get me going... this is going to work... etc... I use them for a short time, then lose interest.
I agree with your wife.... if you just walk and eat healthy, you can and will lose weight
Now, if you're actually using some of these dvds, that's another story. I would say find the one(s) that you like best... is it yoga? pilates? tai chi? what do you most enjoy? narrow it down and focus on that for a while. If you're buying and not using, then you are wasting money.
My humble suggestion... watch what you eat, and walk. try to get a couple hours of walking in a day. drink lots of water. do this for a couple wks and I bet you'll see results. Ask your wife to join you on walks. do you have kids? take them. Do you have a dog? take the dog for walks. walking truly is one of the best exercises you can do. and best of all, it doesn't require any special training, or any expensive equipment, or dvds. LOL

Saturday, March 04, 2006, 10:28 AM

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I think the "stuff" can be good, if it helps make it FUN. You shouldn't have to get your exercise by gritting your teeth and being bored.
Also, I had accumulated stuff I never used -- weights, a ball, a yoga mat, dvds, those stretchy bands. Then I finally started using them -- the trick I think is after I'd been to enough classes at the gym that used them, I felt more comfortable knowing what to do. Things like Tai Chi I think would be hard to learn from a video (it's supposed to be more focused and intense than what it looks like from a naive viewer) -- take a few classes and then you'll use your stuff more at home.

Saturday, March 04, 2006, 12:02 PM

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i use my videos for the winter time when i can't get outside to walk. make sure not to go crazy w/ each new gimmic that comes around . getting the most basic one that you can do at your own fitness level will be enough to keep the bordom at bay. ie.. weights-use cans/ resistance bands- panty hose most everything that is out there you can use your imagination to find a substitute. so dust off the products you have already have and give them another shot before turning to the next item.

Saturday, March 04, 2006, 12:07 PM

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