For any of you that remember my post about bodyrock.tv, there are a lot of web resources that provide some good home workouts. Many of those require having a medicine ball, or kettle ball, or even a sandbag special for working out like bodyrock routines often call for. So, since all those things are really expensive out here and I already spend money on a gym membership - I thought I would just make my own! (and my gym doesn't even have a kettle ball and the medicine ball they have was leather bound and it is so old and nasty that when you touch it, your hand turns black and all this nasty dust and debris gets in your eyes and mouth..ugh)
So, to make my own sandbag/kettle ball/medicine ball - I went to the supermarket and looked at giant bags of grains. The cheapest was the Maize - corn meal. They had 5kg bags ($2.50) and 10 kg bags ($3.50). That's like 10 and 20 pounds (little more). So I bought one of each, and a roll of duct tape. Total bill - $9.You use any grain or rice or if you are somewhere where you can get bags of sand, soil or salt for cheap, you could use that too.You could even fill your own bag with dirt/pebbles from the backyard and just weigh it.
Okay so here's what ensued:
|What the bags of maize meal look like before - this is the 5kg one - the smaller one - I made sure to choose brands that have handles|
|baby and mama|
okay, so now you have no excuse for not getting your arse in shape!