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Do you have a smart TV or a streaming device? There are work out videos for free of every kind on You Tube.

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I don't know your initial fitness level, but if that is part of the issue, look for "chair exercises" on youtube. You'll be amazed at what a good workout you can get while in a chair. The chair keeps you from exerting too much pressure on knees and hips.

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This is what I do:

1) At least 10,000 steps a day, tracked on my little wrist step tracker.

2) Wall pushups, followed by large arm circles and small arm circles, both directions, I do 3 sets. The number of reps depends on you and you gradually add reps to each set. I also do pelvic tilts in this session.

3) Leg routine: squats, front lunges, pliatte squats, side lunges, pistol squats, side leg raises and cross overs, and a couple of others I don't know the name of. (These are NOT deep squats - only do what is comfortable and gradually increase.) I found the leg exercises on line.

4) Upper body weight routine with only 3 and 5 pound weights (WalMart). 3 sets. I use the exercises given by my surgeon and also on line.

5) Stair climbing. (I am up to 25 flights/day, with goal of 75 as I train toward a Grand Canyon hike.) I started with just 1 flight.

6) Stretching.

7) Cardio (this can be hill hiking, biking, swimming, or elliptical machine which I have.)

I do these exercises every day - 6 days a week. Hill hiking is increasing until I can do 20 miles, again, prepping for the GC rim-to-rim.

So none of this is in a gym. No fancy equipment, except for the Elliptical which is just a back up when I can't get outside due to weather or darkness, I start in the morning before work with arms and legs. Stairs after work. Cardio, weights, after dinner. Stretching before bed. I'll walk around the living room if I have to to get my 10,000 steps in, but usually that is not an issue. My resting morning pulse is in the mid 40's and I feel like I am in the best shape of my life! I can eat anything I want, although I only choose healthy options - I don't want junk in my new body!

I used to be very active, but the fatter I got, the more immobile I got. Then my joints started to go. After surgery, I have gotten my life back, and physical activity is a big part of that. Start slow and build up. Be consistent and you will see some great results in so many ways, :)

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@AZhiker thanks for sharing. I’m going to have to google some of those and give them a try.

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I have Beach Body OD I'm not a seller but it does work for me when I use it. Cost 100$ a year for all the workouts you would ever want. I like the 21-day fix and just a few others.

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There are also a ton of free videos from your cable provider if you Fios or Xfinity. I have using the 10 minute workout videos and beginning weight lifting.

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21 hours ago, babysteps said:

I have Beach Body OD I'm not a seller but it does work for me when I use it. Cost 100$ a year for all the workouts you would ever want. I like the 21-day fix and just a few others.

I am not sure that I get it. Is it just like Netflix for workout videos?

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You could take out exercise DVD’s from the library, search YouTube or stream a program

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2 hours ago, Shparks said:

I am not sure that I get it. Is it just like Netflix for workout videos?

kind of, that's a good way to put it. I buy the Protein they have and the workouts are pretty fun. They go from beginner to gym rats.

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