Yep, as long as you're keeping your intensity up, you should continue to see great results. I love TBT! :)
And it's incredibly hard with great results - without needing to buy ANYTHING!
Yes it is a pain! This might sound silly, but I usually find and select the workout I want to do on my laptop/device, and then when you log into dailyburn on your roku, it comes up as "today's workout." My computer is usually on and accessible, so it saves me time, but it probably wouldn't save you any... :-/
Good idea, though! I hope they add this feature, too!
Tactical Bodyweight Training (ie, no equipment but your body necessary to get great results!). There's a month long program with Cody Storey as trainer (or you can just do the videos at your own pace without doing the program). There are 6 TBT videos, and I believe the program also includes a few yoga and release videos for off-days.
Also, there is a TBT/Tabata 15 minute video with Judi available (never done it, just seen it). And Cody's video called "metabolic maximizer" is basically just an older TBT video that isn't labeled such.
Also, keep in mind that these workouts are designed to boost your metabolism (all strength training does this, but interval training is a bonus!) so that you are burning more fat and calories throughout the day. So in the end, you will actually burn more calories as a result of the workout than you do in the workout itself.
Probably intermediate, but to be honest, I ended up doing several of the exercises at level 1. Especially when you get later in the workouts, some of those suckers are hard! And I also found myself developing a 0.5 level once or twice. My goal was just to keep on going, even if I was at a slow pace or low level. Good luck to you all!
TBT! Hard, time efficient, and thorough workouts.
For the most part, I hear 2-3 times, depending on your soreness and strength abilities. My general rule, though, is that I wait for soreness to subside (Sometimes one day, sometimes several!) . But if my workout the day before didn't leave me sore, I figure my muscles can handle another good beating!
Try some of the TBT workouts. Cody does a good job working in mobility, which will help protect those weak joints. Also, the majority of the exercises have modifications that aren't high impact. Just make sure you pay attention to your own body, though! If you need to trade out an exercise to protect yourself, do it! There is absolutely no use sacrificing your body and its health for a particular exercise.
I had to quit running a few years back after several ankle sprains and knee problems. It was tough to let it go, but now I am thoroughly enjoying the benefits of walking and low-impact strength training. (Yoga has become a dear friend as well!) Hope you find something that works well for you!
TBT!!! They require no weights or extra equipment, and they work you safely and intensely. You have plenty of time to get in shape, so I'd say start up that TBT program, enjoy it, and you can repeat it, upping your intensity as you're able! I've only been doing those particular workouts for a little over a month, and I must say, my arms look better than they ever have!
CLEAN!!! Depending on how big your place is, I bet you could find at least an hour or two of deep cleaning to do every day of the week. And then you can start over the next week! Turn on fun music or silly movies to keep you motivated.
And yes, I love what juju said- rearranging furniture is an AWESOME way to be active, work on your muscular strength and toning, and have some fun! You can mix up the organization of the rooms as often as you want. I've done it many times - moving bookshelves is quite the experience, removing and replacing all those books every time...plus some furniture is so big and heavy it takes a single person a long time!
Pick up some seeds at the store for cheap and try to grow some flowers, vegetables, or herbs. Where you live, you probably get plenty of bright sun for a successful window garden! That'll keep you busy and potentially help you eat healthy once you get a crop!
One more suggestion - get sweet, fruity, sugar-free gum! Pop a piece in as soon as you get home (or when you're craving sweets) and keep it in until it's time to eat or your craving has passed! It really works!
I'd recommend doing the TBT workouts. They can all be done without ANY weights or helps, just your own body weight for resistance. Also, they are all pretty heavily focused on shoulders/upper arms and legs, which should help when you return to kb.
Plus, you'd stick with Cody as your trainer! ;)
Hopefully this link works for you! It's a chart that tells you what our bodies typically need in reality when we crave certain "junk foods." In other words, craving something sweet usually indicates a lack of various minerals in our body. This chart shows you how to feed your body more of what it is ACTUALLY craving.
Also, on a more "practical" note, try mixing up your schedule at the time where you usually crave sweets. Try not going straight home after work - go to the park first, relax on a bench, and read or journal. Or, proactively fill that time with something like 30 minutes of stretching (you could use dailyburn recover videos!). Actively choose something else to fill that time and take your mind and body out of the situation.
Another idea is to make that time your meal or snack time. Are you actually hungry? If so, don't fight it, just move up your healthy snack/meal to that time. I've found that I can fight off cravings by simply eating a healthy meal instead. Even if you end up eating dinner an hour or two earlier than you're used to, it might stop you from consuming all those unwanted and useless calories!
Good luck and you're not alone!
Sometimes bodies freak out, going into a "starvation" mode, where they're trying to protect us from losing too much too fast, especially when you throw new intense exercise and diet restriction. You might want to try to talk to a nutritionist; a lot of the time, although it is counter-intuitive, boosting your caloric intake for a while helps your body let go of the starvation, protection mode, and begin to burn the calories and fat it's meant to. Making that kind of diet change un-guided can be scary, though.
I would definitely suggest making sure you are feeding your body PLENTY of protein and healthy carbs. Gotta feed those muscles to help them work right!