Sunday, September 9, 2012

This or That?

Everyone has likes and dislikes when it comes to working out! I found this on another blog and thought it was absolutely wonderful. I think we all need to figure out what we like about working out and focus on that piece of the pie! This doesn't mean only do the things you like in workouts we all have that one thing we hate to do at the gym. The key is to be positive and find preferences! 

This or That?
  • Run or Work Out in the Heat and Humidity or the Freezing Cold?
I would have to say cold. Your energy gets zapped so quickly in the heat but the cold reminds me of early morning cross country workouts which were HORRIBLE. 

This is a lovely picture from maybe 7th or 8th grade! Cross country dedication! 

  • Have Washboard Abs or Flat Abs 
Flat abs! 
  • Dr. Oz or The Doctors?
To be perfectly honest I try to stay away from shows like this because I am a nut job.   They borderline put me into a  panic about my own healthy and body- I just don't think that a person can do everything they suggest to be healthy. I always seem to finish the show trying to decide what I am going to die of first. 
  • Cardio or Strength Workouts?
Cardio! I am really starting to like the mix of strength and cardio circuit workouts. Puppy Sophie likes cardio best too! 

  • Cravings: Protein or Carbs?
Carbs for sure- nothing like a good bowl of chips and salsa. 
  • Jillian Michaels or Bob Harper?
Bob he just seems a bit nicer and I loved his book The Skinny Rules was a great read. I do like Jillian's workout videos and try to do her 30 day shred video when all else fails. 
  • Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream?
Frozen yogurt! I love all the goodies you can put into the yogurt and if you want to be cheap just put less in the bowl its all done by weight. 
  • Strength Training Upper Body or Lower Body?
I personally love to do legs for one reason its easier for me. I don't mind arm workouts but I just feel like I am weak and have to push myself harder on those workouts 
  • Protein Powder or Food with Protein? 
Either depends what is easier- sometimes a protein shake is just easier than cooking some type of meat! 
  • Lunges or Squats?
Squats- again it seems easier in reality I am sure this is absolutely false however in my head squats with a little weight its just right.
  • Sweet or Salty?
SALTY! SALTY! SALTY! I usually reach for something that is more salty and savory than sweets. I haven't read this book  Eat Right for Your Blood Type  yet but its all about eating for your blood type and how this could impact your cravings.  Its on the list
  • Workout Attire: Cute or Comfy?
I tend to go towards what works and cute. I like having nice workout clothes but at the same time I am NOT going to be a girl that is only in a sports bra on the treadmill. 
  • Body Pump or Heavy Lifting?
Body Pump, there is a class that I am wanting to try at my gym but I haven't made it yet. I am also planning to sign up for Best Body Bootcamp in a few days. I am so excited! 
  • Yoga or Pilates?
Yoga- I took a Pilates class in college and HATED it. The instructor was not fun and wanted us to learn all the names and forms but we didn't spend much time doing anything. I love my Bethenny Frankel DVD Body By Bethenny
  • Nike or Adidas?
I tend to buy Nike just because I think it is cuter. I love the colors they offer and have always been a fan of Nike running shoes. I will admit that I just purchased some Under Armor gear and loved it.  I am debating about trying a pair of their running shoes. 

  • Running: Treadmill or Outdoors? 
Depends but I seem to run on the treadmill more than outside. I have vowed to run outdoors a couple times a week now that it has cooled off a bit. The 100+ degree weather just makes me want to die so I have not been running outside. In preparation for our 5k in October I need to hit the pavement! 
  • Summer or Winter Olympics?
Summer- I love swimming and gymnastics.
  • Exercises Classes or Exercise Videos?
I like videos however a little puppy named Sophie tends to get in my way when I do them. I don't mind classes but for some reason I honestly don't like going to them by myself. I should just go I know but I don't want to be the crazy lady that can't keep up. I need one fitness focused friend that will attend with me. My mom loves classes so I plan on getting a guest pass to her gym when I am home each time to attend with her. Her favorite class is water aerobics- she tells me she is the youngest by 20 years!  

  • Steamed veggies or roasted veggies?
Roasted veggies rock! I like this since you can add whatever spices you want and they can be a little crunchy.

What would your answers be? Take time to answer a few and then get your bottom in gear and do something active today! 

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