I hate gyms:
- I'm uncoordinated so step class is out.
- My boobs are too big for all the jumping around in aerobics class.
- I hate the people who do an hour on the stair-climber at top speed.
- I don't like sharing machines, floor mats or equipment that has been sweated on all day.
- Gyms stink .
I read something recently that said if you try to lose or maintain weight by eating a low calorie diet and not increasing your activity, you are destined to fail and have setbacks because that's just not much fun. However, if you increase your activity doing something you enjoy, you'll be healthier, have more fun and, as an extra special bonus, you'll actually lose weight while still eating the foods you like. Duh.
What with being so uncoordinated and all, I haven't decided exactly how I'm going to increase my physical activity, but I've found something that most of you probably already have access to and don't realize. If you have digital cable and have Digital On Demand, go to Digital On Demand and click on Exercise/Fitness. You will be connected to the multitude of choices of Exercise TV.
These programs are all free and there are dozens of different types of exercise programs to choose from including tai chi, belly dancing, afro-brazilian dance, hula dancing, toning, Miracle Mile, cardio and kick boxing. The list goes on and on and changes constantly. The best part is, if I get bored or don't like the program, I quit doing it and switch to another one. I can't do that in the gym without people looking at me funny. Not that they aren't already looking at me funny anyway. Really. I'm a total klutz.
I think I'm also going to buy some sort of exercise/weight machine to install in my garage so I can sweat in private and I don't have to share. I guess I better get me one of those lovely "I've fallen and I can't get up" necklaces, too. You know...that whole klutz thing.