Running, walking, yoga, boxing, and eating. My workouts consist of a little of all of these things, mixed with rest days and happy indulgences. There was a time when I would run 10 miles, 3x a week training for several different events, which I now couldn’t imagine doing as it was very draining and time consuming. Today my workout routine has a lot more balance, a lot less pressure, and a helluva lot more freedom.
Since it’s not like I’m not training for a marathon or working towards a specific fitness goal, aside from staying toned and overall fit, my routine has been a lot more relaxed. There’s no pressure to run x amount of miles or practice yoga x amount of hours every day. I feel my body out and allow myself to decide upon waking up whether it’s going to be one of those days where I hit the gym and run 3 miles, or just put on my yoga pants anyway and have a long breakfast instead. While I get the mentality that says “No, you need to push yourself to workout everyday,” I also know that it’s not me to run on autopilot. Ok there was a time when I could do that, but looking back there was no forgiveness or thought to how I actually felt about it.
So my routine? It changes every day. Yesterday I ran 2 miles in the morning followed by a 5-min. ab routine consisting of 100 crunches, 2-60 second planks, 1-60 second plank on each side, 50 bicycles, and 20 leg lifts. I left sweating and satisfied. Today I’ll stay in bed a little bit longer until I decide what I want to do. My best tip is to start slow and give yourself freedom and forgiveness when it comes to establishing a workout routine.
Even though I may not be pushing myself to drastic measures at the gym, I still wear workout clothes like it’s my job (Thanks Zappos for being my one stop shop for yoga pants!).
Enough about fitness though, lets get to the HEALTHY SPORTS DRINK!
- 16 oz Coconut water
- 1 orange slice
- 1 lemon slice
- handful mint leaves
- In a water bottle place coconut water, citrus slices, and mint leaves.
- Shake and enjoy before, after, and during your workout!
PS If you’re into running and in the San Fran area, check out the Bay To Breakers run!
How do you prepare for a run?
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