Wow I had no idea there were so many responses I was waiting for some alerts! OOPS
@geekspice: I have been doing the workouts at lunch with a coworker, our routine right now is m-w-f focusing on circuits that involve weights, weight bearing exercise, and at least 10 mins of some sort of interval cardio. We try to keep going the whole time and keep our heart rates up. Tues-Thurs we do 30 mins of cardio. For example Monday we did 30 mins of a rotation of burpees, pushups, mountain climbers, one of those planks where you roll the ball up under you with your feet and back out, bicep curls, and some other stuff. Yesterday we did 30 mins of treadmill intervals at 6.0 and 7.0-7.3 paces.
@oracle: No doubt, when I first started getting into fitness, learned to how to use the gym and learned to run I was in my mid 20s and my body responded WAY differently than it does now being 31. It’s so frustrating! I should remind myself though that I ate boring meals like chicken and broccoli, and worked out longer each session than I do now. Still, my body is not the same.
@FauxBoho: Yes Poor fauxboho! That would be awful!
@RoyalLime: I need to get me some sketti squash, they were all about that on biggest loser this season and I got interested
@sweetchiquita12: Same, I feel large and everyone thinks I’m small. You know those “buy this pant or coat etc if your body shape is round, pear shaped, petite etc” articles in magazines? I never knew how to classify myself and one day a friend told me I’m petite. i was like what? No I definitely am not! But it was crazy to know that is how others perceive me. For reference I am 5’5″ and currently bordering on 139. Now 139 doesn’t seem like a lot to most people, but my CONFIDENT weight is more like 130. Also 139 would be ok with me if it was mostly muscle and less body fat. I won’t even go there though I’m sure its at least 30%. GAK
@BlondeBee: I guess I struggle with feleing like on weekends I HAVE to go for a run, so I spend all saturday wondering to myself when I’m going to go and usually I won’t because I’m busy working on things around the house or what have you.
You all have great thoughts! I guess at this point, my goal is to bring my weight down a bit, or at least lose some body fat in leiu of some muscle and get to a place where I am confident, and then be able to maintain that without thinking about it all the time. I just get so sick of this push and pull of “I just undid everything i did all week by going out for beer and burgers”. It sucks!
I also don’t want to do my 30 minute work out and come home and workout MORE every day. I don’t get home until 6 which is why I try to work out on my lunch and get it over with. I don’t mind going for a run after work with my hubs, and maybe I should do that more often (I used to at least 3 times a week). But living in Seattle, it’s hard to get a winter/spring day that isn’t raining.