I've been thinking about my workouts lately. In January, I did the same workout 21 days out of 31. I'm happy with myself for working out the 21 days, but am wondering if I need to kick it up a notch.
When I started out at 250 lbs, I was coming off of about 2 years of not working out at all, so I was really out of shape. Initially, I did 30 minutes on the elliptical at like, a level 1. After awhile, I started doing 40 minutes, then 45, then 50, and am now doing 60 minutes. I am also up to a level 4. The other day I did intervals, but usually I just do the manual setting - 60 mins all at a level 4.
I also lift weights maybe 2-3 times a week, usually just while watching TV, nothing special.
I used to do Jillian Michaels' DVDs and I am fully aware of how brutally painful they are, so I haven't busted them out yet. I am scared. Actually I am kinda scared of all workout DVDs at this point, since the elliptical just seems like an easier alternative. Maybe I'll try Zumba :)
What do you all do for exercise? Do you prefer short, intense workouts or longer, less intense ones?
Oh, and I read in my Weight Watchers food journal about a study that shows that smaller periods of exercise added up provide the same benefits as lengthy session as long as they are at least 10 mins long. Interesting, huh?