Posts Tagged ‘exercise’


Workout Program Rut

January 20, 2013

So I’m kinda stuck in a rut with my workout program. I’m still pretty regular with it and am seeing results but it is boring and repetitive and I just don’t love it like I feel like I should. Now if you recall dear readers, I have always hated exercise but I’m trying to really stay at it so that the 200 pounds I’ve lost don’t all become flab hanging off my arms and belly. What else is out there (please don’t say crossfit or p90x because the hipster-hater in me will come out and the results won’t be pretty. šŸ™‚ ). I’m thinking about taking up running (well taking it up more seriously than I am now) and possibly more biking in the Spring (love biking) but need something indoors that doesn’t make me want to yawn all the time. All input with the above no-hipster restrictions appreciated. Thanks.


Workout Update

September 20, 2012

Today I entered roughly week three of my light workout regimen and it is going okay. Don’t expect too many excited posts about huge breakthroughs I am having during working out, it is not going to happen because as I’ve told you, I hate working out. I did bump up my time on the elliptical and am now hitting 3 miles on it regularly. I was already hitting 3 miles on the stationary bike so I think 6 miles total is plenty, no matter what my Nike FuelBand seems to think. That is the other update, I’m not digging it too much so I’m going to go back to using the FitBit and see if I like it better, if I recall correctly it was at least accurate and the FuelBand doesn’t seem to be that accurate.

I also bumped up my weight lifting routine a little bit, from five sets of ten to ten sets of ten. I do seem to be getting a bit stronger from that change alone and I’m working in some ab work, much to my chagrin but the definition is starting to come as well so I guess that’s good. I’ve also noticed that since bumping up these things I’m not sleeping as well, no idea if its related but since I don’t sleep much anyway it isn’t that much of a big deal.

One other thing I have noticed though is that the more regularly I work out, the hungrier I feel throughout the day. I’m trying to counter this by moving my workouts to the evening just before dinner, we’ll see how it goes. Any advice is welcome as usual, this is one are where even my research-bent mind is bored and I’m a guy who researches everything and anything so you know it must be bad.