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I get the question a lot… what do you do for a workout?
I love to run., spin and I enjoy yoga and barre. I also like to feel strong… or I should word it in a way that reads…
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 🙂 …
Back by popular demand … I am sharing another one of my favorite treadmill workouts. I know many of you have experienced the same love – hate feeling I have for these workouts.
I know they are hard.
I know they are awful.
I know they make your sweat A LOT!
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?”
If you are like every other women on this planet, you can not wait to get home after a long day of whatever it was that you were doing, take off your pants and put on your most dreamy pair of leggings that you have. I know men think this thought process is crazy… like, why is it necessary to have to get your pants off right away, two steps into the doorway? Please understand men, you will just never understand, just go with it.
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OF MY LIFE.