I am still under the weather today, but I have been moving around blog land, while trying to shake my horrible cold, and I can see that loosing weight is one of the top New Years Resolutions (no surprise).Because there are a million diets, and ideas for loosing weight I decided to focus on the exercise instead of the food.
Not to mention, diets and healthy eating are not my forte, I personally could exist on macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese of any sort, pizza, salads and hot chocolate but I have yet to find these items on any “diets” or serious healthy eating plans. If you do find a plan with these food items pass it along, I would love to see it.
Pinterest (which I read is the new Facebook) proved to be a great source for workouts as well, as it is every other topic imaginable. I tried to focus on workouts that you could do at home and without a gym, because studies show that people who do not have to travel to workout are more successful staying on their program.
Do you workout? Do you like it or do you do it begrudgingly? I like to workout but am easily bored, so like most people I have tried pretty much everything; jogging, Pilate’s, yoga, aerobics, and many more. As I get older, I get lazier and find that I want to workout while doing something else, like talking to friends, or to be on the phone or whatever else I can do at the same time.
My “workout” of choice is walking. I personally LOVE to walk! I like to meander, to power walk, to amble and everything in between. I have been a jogger at times but I always go back to walking.
I have also tried a workout boot camp, and I loved it. The downside was that we met at 5:30 in the morning, and after the hour workout I was so tired I needed a nap because I am not an early bird. I am a night owl.
As for weights, I am not a huge fan, although I do use them. The only time I did a serious weight workout with my brother in law, I could not walk for a week and had to slide down the stairs on my butt because my legs hurt so bad.
I love yoga but I do not like to do any inversion poses. I am afraid I am going to snap my neck doing a handstand or a headstand. It is an unfounded fear, but mine none the less. Honestly, and I know there are others that agree with me, my favorite yoga pose is shavasana, and it is even better when the instructor comes around and gives you a neck rub with essential oils.
What sorts of exercise plans do you have for the New Year? Will you try something new or stick to a tried and true favorite?
I think that many of these ideas from Pinterest are easy, and fun, frankly you could do them while watching TV or between commercials. I might have to try the one above.
I will let you know how it goes, let me know what you try I would love to hear.