Tuesday, 6 March 2012
"LET ME HEAR YOUR BODY TALK . . ."
I'm not too good at the whole exercise thing. In fact, I pretty much hate it. But needs must, unfortunately, if I want to drop a dress size and feel in good shape.
I walk a lot anyway, but I think my body has got used to that and the amount of walking I do is basically just stopping me from putting on too much extra weight; it's not actually helping me lose any. Like, if I stopped walking everywhere I would probably instantly inflate. I'm not even kidding. That is my fear!
I hate the gym. I tried it for a year or two. I didn't make it there very often.
I quite like running, but I can only run for about five minutes before I want to die, and I don't have the patience to work at it. I love swimming but I don't like having to swim in lanes . . . or getting wet. (Which is a rather large obstacle when it comes to swimming, I'm sure you'll agree...)
I've tried many fitness dvds. Tae Bo, I quite enjoy. (I like pretending to punch people.) The 30 Day Shred . . well, everyone in the blogosphere RAVED about that. I LOATHED it. My favourite fitness dvd is Hannah Waterman's . . . she's a former soap actress. It's the only dvd I've stuck to for any amount of time . . . but living in a first floor flat, all the jumping about makes me paranoid I'm disturbing my downstairs neighbours, especially considering how squeaky my floorboards are. I don't feel like I can give it my all!
I am still going to my pole fitness class, although recently I feel like I'm getting worse instead of better. I have now been on the same moves for the past thirteen classes - you're meant to move on every four and my instructor hasn't even suggested that. Oops. And I have recently became quite taken with Tracey Anderson's arm and abs webisodes. Because they last less than ten minutes each and i can do them without feeling like a baby elephant, or worrying I might plunge through the floorboards to the flat below. Oh, and not to mention they bloody KILL. I'll report back with how effective they are after a couple of weeks - I've done them nearly every day for about a week so far, so I'm hoping I can stick to them.
But I'm curious - what is YOUR exercise method of choice? Are you a gym bunny? A fitness dvd afficianado? Exercise class junkie? Runner? Something else? Or are you even lazier than I am???
Please feel free to share . . . :-)