A few months ago, my husband and I were once again into the Wii Fit – playing all the time and getting a good workout. My husband started doing this one exercise where you run in place and you can change your television to watch something else while the Wii keeps track of all your steps. I thought it was a great idea until it hit me – why was I limiting myself to just the Wii when really I could be running anywhere in the house and get the same benefits?
So now I run in the bedroom, in the living room, in the kitchen – wherever there is a computer and internet (to watch Hulu), I’m there running – but of course, only during my exercise time. Can you even imagine if I was always running under those conditions? I would probably be pretty fit.
Running in place definitely is not the same as running outside or on a track or even on a treadmill. It’s a lot less impact and I definitely don’t run at the same intensity. But it’s working. I am currently 7 pounds lighter than I was pre-pregnancy (had my baby 9 months ago). And I love it.
For those of you who don’t have the money for a Wii, Xbox Kinect, workout DVDs, or a gym membership, this is definitely the way to go.