I've decided to make better use of my time and money and NOT sign up for a gym membership except for those months when I'm purposely swim training.
However, since I don't want to forgo weight training, this requires a small investment in some additional home fitness equipment. Most of my weight training can be done with light weights (5lb, 8lb, 10lb) so I was very interested when I found this product: Weider PowerSwitch Dumbells
Product Description - Put an entire set of weights at your fingertips without investing in several different pairs of dumbbells with the Weider Speed Pac hand weights. The Speed Pac weights work like a weight stack at the gym. When you want to change weights, simply move the selector pin to the desired weight range--the storage tray includes a color-coded weight guide--and you're set. Each Speed Pac weight varies from 2 to 12.5 pounds (in 2.5-pound increments) and includes a cushioned hand grip
First Impression - Score! A practical addition to my home fitness equipment.
It is very easy to switch between weights and the set doesn't take up much space. The weight options for this set are perfect for me and I like the fact that a 12.5lb option is available - they don't have those at the gym.
Note - They make a heavier set that varies from 10-50lbs each which would probably be better for men, but these weights are perfect for me.
I'd definately recommend this set to someone who wants to train at home with light dumbbells.
Today's workout - lower body strength