What’s your favorite workout? How are you staying healthy?
After falling off the bandwagon last fall, I really recommitted myself to being more active this year. A huge part of that is just getting outside. Whether it’s skiing, leisurely walks with Teddy, or a little hike, I knew I wanted to be moving and outdoors.
The other big part of it was just trying to get some better healthy habits under my belt. I generally eat pretty well and follow the “everything in moderation” rule. But working out? Not really a fan. By and large, I am not an athletic person. Competitive, absolutely. Athletic, not so much.
I did fall in love with yoga last year and now I’m back in the swing of things having found good classes in town here. I love a lot about it, but mostly I love just spending an hour really moving my body and working up a sweat. I never think about how much I sit throughout the day… until I’m really stretching it out in yoga. It feels so good. Along with the love of moving, I’ve definitely found an appreciation and gratefulness for being able to move. I think about how fortunate I am to have a the strong, healthy body I have and what a waste it is to not use it.
So while I’ve picked up a good yoga schedule, I’m also adding some general work outs into my everyday routine. My apartment building has a great gym so there’s really no excuse.
Kate Spade’s new yoga pants (c/o)… even better than I imagined! I want it all!!!
I’m not trying to put a lot of pressure on myself to stick with a specific plan or routine, but I am trying to do something at least every other day. Since I mix things up, it’s easier to work out more as I’m not getting sick of what I’m doing.
– Something outdoors: this is my go-to for when I’m super sore or super stressed and just need to take it easy out in the fresh air. Teddy gets the best deal out of this because I like to include him and for him it’s just playtime!
– Treadmill: I don’t love running on the treadmill, but I also don’t hate it. When I just want to get a quick run in, it’s so easy to pop downstairs and crank up the speed. By crank up the speed, I just put it at a 10 minute mile pace and run for 30 minutes. The machines in our building has televisions with the news… I’m not going to lie, but that helps.
– Yoga: my yoga classes are a serious treat and something I really look forward to. Unfortunately, the studio I go to here doesn’t have as many classes offered as my old one so I have to really work it into my schedule. But I loveeeee the teachers I’ve been going to. Ah-mazing. And the classes are much smaller so I feel like I get personalized instruction. I lost a little bit of my flexibility in my hiatus and I’ve been working hard to get back to my best!
– Kayla Itsines: Guys, I bit the bullet and bought the PDF. Has anyone else done this program before?! I’m on the fence on whether or not I want to do it in its entirety or modify it to work into what I’m already doing. That said, I’m obsessed already. It’s took me a bit to familiarize myself with the whole PDF… and then I jumped right into the workouts. 28 minutes doesn’t seem that bad, but sheesh! The buuuuurn!!!!! It hurts, in a good way. Here’s to an even stronger body! (Has anyone else tried this?!)