… but actually I don’t.
At all. I know, I know. The irony is that I was technically a D1 athlete. Truthfully, sports in general have just never been my thing. I’ve done almost every sport at some point in my life, but never stuck with anything. (Until rowing, of course.) Soccer, gymnastics, ice skating, softball, dance, swimming, tennis, golf, horse back riding, basketball, track, one whole synchronized swimming practice… Yep.
what? shinguards over the socks and denim shorts, obvi.
I was a coxswain for so long that sometimes I forget that I actually rowed for more than a year. It was the first (and kind of last) time that I was super athletic. And yes, even though I was a rower, I spent most of my time either erging and running.
Being more active is something that I definitely need to make a priority. I know that I am not nearly as healthy as I should be. On so many levels. For starters, I have a serious addiction to coffee and sugary anything. And then there’s the small thing about me sitting at a desk all day long. Wearing my Jawbone UP band has certainly helped to remind me to walk more… but I definitely need to come up with some sort of exercising regimen.
(I’ve tried running before, but it made me capital-C Crazy.)
Back in December when I was writing goals for the year, I designated June as the month for exercise. I’m planning on trying out some different things throughout the month to try to figure out what works for me and my schedule. Currently, I have to be at work around 7:30 in the morning, so working out before that just doesn’t make sense.
Today (gulp) I’m doing a spin class at SoulCycle with Local Levo NY. I’ve never done a spin class before and I am nervous and also excited! I’m also really curious to see what all the hype around SoulCycle is all about. Wish me luck!
I’m going to be signing up for some yoga classes (#theregoesmyshoebudgetforthemonth) and recruiting friends to go on walks with me (#yayforwarmdays) and searching for a Pilates studio (#eep).
(If you’re in NYC, I’d love recommendations for your favorite studios and gyms!)
Oh, and I’m also excited about getting a few new outfits for working out, of course. Shop the widget below:
What kind of exercise do you do?