I have been trying to work out consistently the past couple of months. I'm not super fond of working out. Before now, the last time I actively worked out was...back in college. It was required so I did it. My aerobics instructor let me know that the reason I probably could never tone my butt, belly and thighs was genetic. Both sides of my family have both of those in abundance. yay me (droll laugh)
Somehow, I'm trying to ignore what she told me and I'm exercising following a routine set up by my Active 2 for the Wii. I've been doing it faithfully. The last couple weeks were a bit screwy because of my work schedule, but I made sure I wasn't more than a day behind. Yesterday, to make sure I stayed caught up I exercised in the morning and in the evening.
Yah, I'm losing my mind. I got up in the morning just to see if I might enjoy it more than the evening. I've heard people say they love working out to start their day. I enjoy starting my day by hitting the snooze button.
I tried it, I won't do it again. All I wanted to do was lay down and go back to sleep. Clearly I'll be sticking with nighttime workouts!
Today was my workout day off. I didn't do much because I didn't work either. So here's how I feel:
When I don't work out...I feel SO chubby. Feel like my gut's got "dunlop" syndrome. My thighs feel like they keep flopping against each other. It's just no good. I'm not supposed to workout, but man I want to. I realize it's important for our bodies to recover and have a few days off during the week. This is how I want to feel at the end of every day:
It seems these days, with the changes I've been making if I don't drink water through the day, or if I eat a bowl of ice cream, or have some chocolate, I feel so "BLAH". I mean that physically. I don't care that I ate any of that, but my body, a different story. It doesn't seem to like any of that stuff anymore.
If you work out, have you ever dealt with that? I could eat carrots until the bunnies come home, but half a chocolate bar and I feel like the lower half of my body just bloated! I certainly won't cut that stuff out of my diet, but moderation is definitely the key!
Ok, I won't actually go work out, but I'm going to go try my new Black Eyed Peas Experience. I've got to figure those dances out!!! I'll be doing a review of it soon and I'll let you know what I think. It's waaay harder than Just Dance 3! LOL And that took me a few times to get the hang of it.
How do you balance exercising, days off, and eating healthy?