Exercise Lately

Working out is something I hold near and dear to my heart. I don’t remember how or when it happened, but after many years of working out it is now a part of me. It’s now a need more than a want, it keeps me sane, and it’s a part of my life.

I work 3 days a week, 12 hour shifts and I’m on my feet a majority of that time. Because of that I don’t work out on days I work. Instead I save my workouts for my days off. Whether it’s at home or at the gym I try to make the most of it!

At home recently I’ve been more into trading off between HIIT and pilates type workouts. I like having a good variety in my workouts since I get bored when I don’t change it up now and then. I’ve got some dumbbells (5lb and 10lb) and resistance bands at home. These are great for some extra resistance, but you can always use your own body weight for that!

At the gym I jump around between machines and free weights to get a good burn 🙂 I also like a few of the cardio machines and tend to jump between them to keep it interesting. This is a lot easier when you have some good music or some Youtube to watch!

At our house we also love getting in a good walk. It works for us on busier days because we can catch up and talk or vent and get some energy out. We love a good hilly neighborhood for these days because you get your heart rate up too.

I don’t think there is one type of exercise that will work for everybody. It’s about having fun and getting your body moving. I don’t remember ever having worked out and left thinking, “man I wish I hadn’t bothered.” I’m usually much happier post workout regardless of how unmotivated I was before.

I don’t know if this was necessarily useful information, but I like doing these posts to keep you guys filled in on what’s been going on with my workouts. I know I talk a LOT about food a LOT of the time, but I love being my best, healthiest, most balanced self and that includes pizza, but it also includes working out!

What’s your favorite way to workout?

 

Updates and such

I hope you lovelies are having a wonderful start to the week! I thought I would give you a little update on #goals 🙂

Eating more color: Pretty great if I do say so myself! It’s been fun change up to add some different veggies into the mix instead of just always reaching for raw spinach. I’ve been really loving crisping up kale stovetop and baby carrots and bell pep are always a win 😉

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Studying: Finished reading the textbook…can’t tell you how glad I am to be done reading that thing, but now onto more practice questions and power point stuff (much more interesting)!

Running: Not gonna lie…not happening very much. We have been doing more hiking on our days off and yoga and walking on busier days, but running hasn’t been in the mix. We’ve also been able to try out zip lining and rock climbing which were awesome, but again not in the running realm…I’m not too upset about it to be honest. It’ll happen eventually!

How are your resolutions/goals going?? Leave me a comment down below!