I got in horrible shape during my first year of teaching. I'd come home far too tired or late to work out. So, since summer started, I've been attacking the problem like a psycho.
I have an exercise chair at home that I use about three times a day; I won't allow myself to sit on the couch for long periods of time without little sporadic lower core or tricep work on that chair.
I go to the gym 5 - 7 times a week. I do 30 mins cardio and 3 machines 3 times. I focus on different muscle groups every other day.
I found a lower core thingie I like - it's a funny ass in the air, knees on the wobbly ball, Pilates move. Ya need that enormous ball... It really has improved my upper body strength (you have to stabilize your body on that ball with your bitty hands and weak wrists on the floor.)
I paddleboard - though it's been a while. I want to get back to it today if possible - but sadly, that wetsuit is too snug due to weight gain. GRRR! Not long, you bitch! (shakes fist at indiscriminate spot in sky) I'm going to try on that damn suit today. I miss paddling.
I ride a bike on occasion.
We LOVE to hike, and we do it once a week - hiking hilly inclines cut into my upper hamstring, bringing definition to the butt I am trying to carve out of a mass of cottage cheese which has recently attached between my back and upper leg.
I am fatter than I have been in six years, but thankfully, my body is responding to this assault.
I teach PE during the year, and I perform all physical exercises required of the kids - only slower...
I try to use stairs rather than elevators when time allows. I am LOOKING for things to jazz my body.
I just joined the USTA, and am actively looking for some poor idiot to play tennis with me.
I try not to sit for long without doing something active....so, I need to get up!
I'll be reading here to get ideas from you guys!