Weight Loss

Lose Weight Without a Gym Membership

February 25, 2014

I  lost 45 lbs in 8.5 months and I didn’t once step foot in a gym. I don’t say this to brag by any means I mean this as encouragement! A lot of people do not have the extra funds to go towards a gym membership nor do they need one to accomplish weight loss. I completely understand the desire of working out with a community of others set out wanting the same goal. It’s not a bad thing by any means and can certainly contribute to weight loss but it IS absolutely possible to dramatically change your weight all from home.

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Weight loss from my experience is completely behavioral and emotional. I have lived on the roller coaster ride of emotions that come with “wanting” to lose weight. I wanted to be thinner and healthier but my behavior wanted a burger and a coke. It takes self-will, determination and all the self-control you can muster up. It starts with your diet before anything else. Controlling and disciplining your eating habits first will enable you to commit to consistent exercising. I give 90% credit of my weight loss to my diet. It wasn’t until I was already losing weight that I began exercising. Disciplining my diet made working out a natural next step.

We live in a world where so much is available to us at our fingertips. YouTube alone has thousands of workout videos available to you right now implementing some of the same exercise routines in gyms. You can find dance, cardio & aerobic, HIIT, tababta, yoga, pilates, barre and so on. Pinterest takes the guess work out of searching YouTube and allows you to start pining your favorite workout videos where you could potentially build your own exercise program. You can get killer workouts and amazing results from FREE workouts like FitnessBlenderBody Rock TV, and even an awesome new app called Hot5 Fitness that are fast and effective workouts for people on the go.

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If your still not convinced check out this awesome list I found from a blogger names Beautifully Bella Faith

ABS

Abs All Night Challenge

Abtacular Pilates Workout

As Long As You Love Me Love Handles Challenge

Best Lower Ab Workout Ever

Bikini Blaster 5: MUFFINTOPLESS!

Corset Workout for a Slim Waist

Fabulous Flat Abs for Beginners

Good Time Abs Challenge

Kill That Muffintop for Beginners

Love Your Abs Routine

POP Pilates: Abominable Abdominals

POP Pilates: Hot Abs!

POP Pilates: Intense Ab Workout

POP Pilates: Miley Cyrus Ab Workout

POP Pilates: Muffintop Meltdown

POP Pilates: TOUGH LOVE Handles Workout

Sleek & Slender Abs

Superstar Abs Workout

Targeting Love Handles

Victoria Secret Model Ab Workout

VSX Sport Presents the Sexiest Workout Ever: Core

Waist Slimming POP Pilates to Wings by Little Mix

You’ve Got Abs! Flat Abs Pilates Workout

 ARMS

5 Minute Arms

Fine Toning Arm Routine

Get Madonna’s Arms

Love Your Arms Routine

Makeover Workout: Toned Arms in 2013

Plank Workout for Flat Abs and Toned Arms

Sleek and Sexy Arms for Beginners

Tank Top Arms Workout

Victoria Secret Angel Arm Slimming Workout

VSX Sport Presents the Sexiest Workout Ever: Arms

Want U Back Arms Challenge

BUTT

Beautiful Booty Workout

Bikini Blaster 6: Booty Booty Booty

Brooke Burke’s Butt Workout

Bubble Butt (Clenching my Booty) Workout

Butt Lift Pilates Workout for Beginners

Lift & Tone Booty Routine

Love Your Booty Routine

POP Pilates: Bikini Booty Thong Workout

POP Pilates: Pippa’s Butt Workout

Quiet Cardio Shhh! with Coach Nicole & Casey Ho

Scarlett Johannson Best Butt Workout

Victoria Secret Bombshell Butt Workout

VSX Sport Presents the Sexiest Workout Ever: Butt

What Makes You Bootyful Butt Challenge

CARDIO

Fat Burning Cardio Warm Up (POP Cardio)

Food Baby HIIT Workout (POP Cardio)

Full Body Cardio Core 20 Min Workout

Heartbeat Heaven HIIT Workout

Insanity 20 Min Workout

Like Money Apartment Friendly POP Cardio

One More Night Cardio Challenge

POP Cardio Carnage! – Invade London

POP CARDIO: Fat Melting Routine

POP Kicks: Total Body Cardio Kickboxing

Victoria’s Secret Model Workout: 10-Minute Fat Blasting Circuit

CHEST

Chest Exercises to Bust Bra Fat

LEGS

Bikini Blaster 2: Sexy Legs Workout Part 1

Call Me Maybe Mighty Squat Challenge

Drive By Inner Thighs Challenge

HIITilates: My Thighs are Dying!

Live While We’re Young Inner Thigh Workout

Lolo Jones Legs ‘n Lunges Challenge

Long, Lean Dancer’s Legs Pilates Workout

Love Your Legs Workout

POP Pilates: Beginner Inner Thighs: Invade London

POP Pilates: Inner Thigh Insanity

POP Pilates: Perky Butt ‘n Long Lean Legs

Victoria Secret Supermodel Stilleto Legs Workout

VSX Sport Presents the Sexiest Workout Ever: Legs

YOGA

5 Minute Workout

Core Strength

Full Body Yoga Routine

Hard Poses Made Easy

Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown Level 1

Morning Energy Yoga

Morning Routine

Routine for Stress Relief

Strong Abs Routine

Yoga for Relaxation

Another way to get the best bang for your buck is to to see which workout videos your buddies have. Maybe even have a get together with a few friends and bring all your exercise videos and swap for a few months. There are always ways to start implementing healthy habits into your life.

If your on a tight budget or trying to become debt free use the money you have been using on a gym and put it towards debt. Workout from home, clean up your diet and achieve weight loss without ever leaving home or spending unnecessary money. Becoming healthy doesn’t have to start with a gym membership it begins with a personal decision of commitment, discipline and self-control. If you have a will to change your life and you want it bad enough, you will find a way.

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