When I first started to seriously get moving, I tried everything. I knew I wanted to be a runner but I also know I wanted to get fit fast (I was a bit delusional). I pushed myself out of my comfort zone at the gym as much as I could and tried spin class, swimming, yoga, Body Pump, Body Combat, Zumba and lifting free weights. I finally settled into a routine. During the week I would either take a spin class or would lift followed by running or swimming. Saturdays I would do a 30min spin class followed by an hour of Zumba and on Sundays I would do yoga. I loved my gym routine. Then I hit a wall.
I suffer from an autoimmune disease and had kept it in check, for the most part, for about 10 years and out of the blue it rebounded with a vengeance. I was exhausted ALL of the time and I couldn't drag myself out of bed for my early morning workouts. None of the medicines that had worked before, were working to put it back into remission, so I wound up getting immunosuppressive infusion therapy. I was (am still) exhausted all the time but wanted to get back to the gym, only problem is every time I would go, I would get sick. So I have thrown cross training out of the window, along with my gym membership. So what now?
Now I am focusing on my running. I am looking for a quality yoga DVD I can do at home and sometimes doing Zumba on my Wii (my dogs watch me like I have lost my mind) I am also looking at adding some other type of exercising I can do at home. The big thing for me right now is figuring out how to be a better runner. I know cross training is important but until I find more interesting ways to work out without having to step into a germ gym, I am gonna try to literally run my butt off ;)
So, what are some of your favorite at home workouts?
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