I am intrigued about other people's routines, because this is something I've never established for myself, for whatever reason. Call it personality: type B, a "P" for "perceiver" on Myers-Briggs (meaning that plans make me nervous and I like to keep things open, responding to them as they come up).
The biggest reason is that I've never had to establish a workout routine for myself in the past because I was so heavily involved with dance from the time I was seven until the time I was eighteen. I had formal technique classes four times per week for all these years.
At the height of it:
M: 2 hour pointe class
T: 1.5 hour ballet class
W: 2.5 hours, tap and jazz
Th: 1.5 ballet, sometimes hip hop
F, S: sometimes practice for competition pieces or dance review pieces
What I should have done when I was a freshman in college was double-major in dance. That way I would have gotten into the LSU dance world early and made friends and kept a dance routine. I think I thought that LSU didn't have any decent dance to offer me, and I was clueless about how to get information, see a counselor, work the system, so I didn't dance for about a year and a half until I met Ann and started taking class at The Dancer's Workshop. But they are a ballet school, so their modern classes are easy, boring, and under-attended, and there's no jazz or hip hop to speak of.
I have always taken ballet, but I don't consider myself to be a ballerina. I have more of the body of a jazz dancer (I'm somewhat stocky with shorter legs and a big booty). I'm more talented in modern and jazz because I'm good at moving sharp, boogying hard, and being aggressive with jumping/turning. So I miss being able to do these things! I literally haven't been to a great modern or jazz class the entire time I've lived in B.R.
Long story short, I did get involved in LSU dance my last two years there and I ended up performing and choreographing, and it was fantastic. Now I'm working on getting into a modern piece that Dancer's Workshop is doing, and I also want to audition for Of Moving Colors. I'm trying to believe that I can do this on top of teaching duties.
Now for the point: here are some things I've been doing very inconsistently all summer as excercise.
- routines on this yoga dvd-->
- walking the 2-mile loop in my neighborhood
- attending (slow and boring) modern class on Tuesdays
- riding bikes (about 3 times total) with people
- walking the big lake (4 mi) about 3 times total
What do you guys do to workout? How do you not get endlessly bored when doing a video (they say and do the same things every time!)? What motivates you (besides fears of weight gain)?