Health + Fitness
Do you ever walk out of your house with 5 bags in hand? Balancing your keys in one hand and your coffee in the other. Yup, thats me! Most times I look like I am leaving for a few days but in reality its just a couple of hours. Lets just say I like to be OVER-prepared. Sometimes this can become obsessive but I always like to feel like I have everything that is needed just “incase” I may need it.
I am typically going from class, to the gym, back to class, maybe a mid day coffee meeting and then back to class, possibly even an evening trip to the driving range (working on my golf game, yes still working…). I typically make a stop at home here and there but you get the idea.
The one bag I always make sure is packed to perfection is my gym bag. The gym is as place where I take that time for me. It’s the time I get to work on whatever I want to work on. I put my head phones on, listen to whatever music I feel like and just get lost in my own thoughts. With that said, everything that is packed in the gym bag is there for a reason. That bag has no “extras” or “unnecessaries”. It is packed with needed things and things that are personally important to me in order for me to have a productive time at the gym.
I often have people look at me and say “what is in that thing?”
Well here it goes 🙂 …
I spend my life working out. This is my job and it is a passion of mine. I love starting my day with a sweat and getting myself moving. Ok, thats a small lie. Trust me, I do have mornings that I do not want to workout. Mornings where I don’t think I can find the motivation or just don’t feel like it. (This is not a lie.)
BUT… I push pass.
I know that thought can be temporary and if I just focus on the first five minutes of putting one foot in front of the other I will be in it and feel good about it.
Cardio is key for me, no doubt. But, I also believe toning is just as important. I hesitate to use the word “lifting” as I know that scares some of you away! Instead I am going to share some body weight exercises you can do anywhere. I suggest you get outside if you can, this time of year the weather is amazing and I always find this so refreshing.
Remember when it starts to get hard that is when you know its working. So get after it.
The conversation typically goes like this…
Them: “So, do you just workout all day?”
Me: “Well, yes. That is my job. It’s more then that though.”
Them: “Yes, yes of course. What do you do? I never have enough time.”
Me: “Well, you have to make time. You have to plan it. You have to schedule it. More importantly you have to make time for YOU.”
Them: “Yea, you’re right. Sometimes I just don’t know what to do when I am in the gym by myself. I walk in and just kind of walk around. What is your go to exercise?”