What has your workout experience been in the past?
I've been off and on diets since the 6th grade, but my main workout experiences have come in the last 2-3 years. I've come to realize I can cut back on eating, but unless I add exercise I'll never lose more than 5-10lbs. I build a mental block against exercise and I tell myself I hate it. As a result, I tend to like exercising without feeling like exercising, like working out with friends, dancing, or walking.
I would say walking is my favorite form of working out. I love walking with friends, it makes the time go by faster. Once I walk for about 2-3 weeks, I like to sporadically add jogging spurts. And this usually leads into the Couch to 5k program (C25k).
Another workout I've recently stumbled upon is zumba. I love zumba! The best way I believe to do zumba is in a class setting with an instructor. I'm not saying the cd's or the Wii game aren't great too, but especially for beginners, classes are the way to go. I usually burn about 500-600 calories a class, and feel like I was dancing the whole time!
Another workout I came across around the same time as zumba is spinning/cycling. Wow. Where to start? A great workout, great music, but painful. I'll leave it at that. If you've done spinning, you know what I'm talking about.
Have you had a workout Plan before? If so, how long ago was it, and were there any difficulties you had with it?
I've never had a set workout plan before per se, but I would look at a month at a time and map out which classes I would go to versus when to do c25k.
How do you feel after working out? (physically, emotionally, ect)
It's funny. I say I hate working out, but that's always me just being lazy. After I work out I am exhilarated! Between the feelings of accomplishment and the endorphins flowing, I feel like I could conquer the world!
I vow this week to workout a minimum of 3 times. This will include a 50 minute zumba class, an hour walk with my friend, and a walking/elliptical combo. I will report back my progress next week?
What are your workout plans this week? How about committing to something like this:
Or a little more advanced:
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