Thursday, August 15, 2013

Exercise Wish List

My birthday is coming up in the next month and I've got family and friends asking me what I want.  I seriously want for nothing major and have no room for things even if I did.  But I am feeling like I'm in a bit of an exer-rut so I decided to peruse some sites and I've added these to my wish list for people to hopefully get for birthday or Christmas.

Leslie Sansone: Walk It Off in 30 Days

Flow Yoga: Elements of Yoga: Air & Water with Tara Lee

Kettlebell Kombos with Paul Katami DVD

Element: Targeted Toning Pilates for Beginners

We've been doing yoga this week and while I'm not a big fan yet, I know it's good for us and something we should put into rotation.  I found a few good ones at doyogawithme.com as well but I like to be able to throw in a DVD at will instead of dragging the laptop downstairs.  I'll have to bump up the two workout DVD's on there already.  I swear it's like people are afraid to buy workout DVD's for people even though the recipient really wants them.  Weird.

Do you feel weird buying someone fitness related items even though they've expressed the interest?

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14 comments:

  1. Yeah what is it with fitness items on my wish list never getting purchased by family members? I guess I have gotten a couple of things in the past but I have had a pair of 40 lb weights on my wish list for a long time now and they just sit there waiting.

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    1. I know! It's like HELLO, we obviously use them, we just don't always want to shell out the money for them!

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  2. I don't have a problem getting someone something that they expressly asked for. Getting them a fitness dvd without being asked for it though is not something I would do.

    Hubby got me a fancy scale for my birthday one year (because that's what I specifically asked for) and people were horrified. They thought it was akin to getting the wife a vacuum for Christmas.

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    1. Oh no, I would never get someone a fitness item if they didn't ask for it. Might as well say "hey chunky, maybe give this a try?"

      I had to laugh because the Mr got me a vacuum for my 21st birthday because I BEGGED for it. We were getting married a few months later and I noticed it wasn't getting purchased on the registry and I was afraid no one would get it and I knew we'd need it the first day at our new home. His mom was horrified and he had to explain I REALLY wanted it.

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  3. Whats wrong with that..I would lvoe someone ti give me something I want..esp when I specifically mentioned it...

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    1. Me too. People are weird...or maybe it's just my family and friends? LOL

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  4. I have purchased fitness items for others when they have asked for them and I know they would use them. I've also deviated from the list and purchased other items that I would think would work well with what they have asked for.

    My mother asked for a yoga DVD one year for Christmas. I knew she would use it, but didn't have a great yoga mat. So I bought her a Pilates mat, which still has the grippy power but is much thicker and I thougth would be more comfortable for her. I was right and she loves that mat but wouldn't have known to even look to buy a thicker mat.

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    1. That's a great idea! I'm not a fan of straying from the list for me but if you knew she needed an upgrade to her yoga mat and got a more comfy one, score!

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  5. That's so funny, I don't, neither does my husband. I request workout stuff each year. But one year he was buying a yoga mat, some weights, etc. for me and the cashier was just making chit chat. When she found out these were gifts for his wife she just felt like she needed to tell him "oh, that's probably not a good idea". He proceeded to let her know that I had requested, specifically, these items from this store, but she insisted on gently letting him know that he's going to be in trouble giving them to me. People are funny.

    Hope you get what you asked for:) Happy upcoming Bday!

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  6. I wouldn't have a problem buying it if it was requested.

    I have a hang up with putting it on my list. I just have a hang up with people (even family members) buying me "personal" stuff and I realized exercise equipment falls under "personal" for me. My hubby doesn't have that hang up. He loves getting stuff for his bike as gifts.

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  7. If they have expressed an interest ... no. I bought a Fitbit for my mom, she bought one for my dad. I received a small weight set several years ago.

    As for not dragging your laptop downstairs ... I have invested in a Roku and PlayOn/PlayLater. This combo allows me to watch anything I can watch on my computer, on my TV. From network offerings to YouTube (there is a TON of free exercise stuff on YouTube) ... or the Roku also plays Amazon (I bought 30DS, many things are available to stream). I do still have a DVD player too, but the streaming is SO easy (and instant). Anyway, just thought I'd throw that out there too. It's been a great addition to my home gym (I do watch a lot of TV series while I elliptical/treadmill too, it is also great for that).

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  8. I tend to take people at their word...if they ask for something specific, I don't doubt that they want it and will appreciate getting it.

    Thanks to JenB for explanation of Roku, my hubby has been talking about this but I still couldn't understand what it was for.

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  9. Let me know how the DVD is. I really WANT to get into yoga, but it's so boring to me. And I know I should do it! But: boring.

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  10. I looked up the Leslie Sansone one on Amazon and it got really good reviews (and good details). I'd be interested in trying that one. My only concern is having to be on my knees on the floor because mine are so jacked up it hurts like heck to be on them. But I bet I could modify in some way and still do the moves. Thanks for the great list!!!

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