Monday, November 22, 2010

Indoor vs Outdoor Exercise

I just saw a tweet that said, "I do not trust treadmill numbers. Indoor workouts and outdoor workouts exist in different spaces and should not be compared."


All workouts are different.  That's why we cross train!  Well, that's why I cross-train.  I don't want my body to get used to just running, or just lifting, or just hiking.  I want to be lean and fit across the board.

I love weight training, and I can walk for miles (walked 10 miles yesterday to work off a good mad), and I can dance all night and then some, but sprinting makes me ache, mountain biking gets me winded pretty quick, and hiking will kill my knees if I'm not careful. 

But I want to live an active lifestyle. 

I'm not after just marathoning, or triathalons... I'm after fitness. 

Because of the broad range of activities I pursue, I have to say all workouts exist in different spaces. 

So - what are your workout/fitness goals?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Holiday Break

I am taking a break from active dieting.  I'm sitting at 155 right now.  My goal is to be about 135, so I still have about 20 pounds to go.  My boyfriend thinks I'm thin enough (although he said that 30 pounds ago, too, bless his heart!) and is actually concerned about my losing too much weight. 

I'm a size 4 jean according to the jeans I just bought at the thrift shop, a size 7 in designer (stretch denim).  Overall I'm very happy with my size.  I'm getting compliments all over the place. 

After the holidays (probably after my birthday in February) I plan to do another round to release the last little bit of weight.  Right now, I'm maintaining very happily.