So today I went to the doctor to get checked out for a possible thyroid issue, and I found out that *gulp* I weigh about twelve pounds more than I did last summer. I hardly ever weigh myself, so it came as a bit of a shock to me. But then I realized that with all the stress eating I've been doing this year (think candy, lots of it) and the fact that I've cut waaay back on running (from almost every day to...maybe once a week) I guess I shouldn't have been so surprised. I'm not too worried, since I'm still within a healthy BMI range. Still, it made me realize that I really need to get back on track health-wise.
And that put me in the mood for a little workout discussion:
When I'm not being a lazy-butt like I am now, I generally do a little running several times a week and some yoga poses (planks, in pariticular) for stretching and strength. Sometimes I'll use free weights I have at home, but I'm pretty casual about it. I live right next to a university gym for which I have free admission, but I don't like working out in a crowded gym all that much, probably because I'm way too self-conscious around all the buff gym junkies.
Your turn: how do you work out? Are you more casual or structured? Do you prefer the gym or your home/outside? And what types of workouts do you do (yoga, pilates, strength, running)? I'd love to hear if anyone has tried an "alternative" type of workout like bellydancing- those classes sound so cool!
PS: Has anyone tried programs like Body by Glamour or the Self Challenge? I'm curious about these, but I don't know how well they might work since I'm less worried about weight loss and more worried about getting back on track.
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