Check out my favorite ways to work out during the spring and summer, and my current fitness goals!
Hi everyone, let me start out by giving you all a monumental apology for not posting yesterday! I was slightly behind on writing my posts, so I needed to write one Thursday but I was feeling a bit under the weather (ugh) so I didn’t end up writing one. Nevertheless, I’m here today with a perfect post to kick off summer!
I absolutely love fitness and the entire concept of a healthy lifestyle, and I thoroughly enjoy working out! I actually talked a lot about my approach into fitness/healthy living in my first Fitness Friday post, which you can reference here! I’m someone who is constantly changing my fitness routines, because I like to discover new ways to work out! I also don’t want my body to become stagnant and used to the same constant workout, and if you’re feeling that way definitely try switching things and try something new! I recommend setting up a daily workout schedule so you’re constantly targeting and working different muscle groups! You can create and keep your schedule on your phone, in a journal, on a scrap piece of paper, in an agenda/planner, or any other way you can think of! I personally like to keep track of my workout schedule, meals, calories, and water intake in my Erin Condren Life Planner because I find it motivates me each and every day! (Check out my weekly schedule below)
Now that you have a schedule made, it’s time to set up some goals you would like to work towards or achieve! These goals were my 2016 Fitness Goals that I talked about in my first workout routine post, and all I did was modify them slightly to fit my desires for the spring and summer specifically! When it comes to my goals, I’m the type of person who hits them basically 100% of the time! That may sound insane to some, but once I set my mind to something I really enjoy accomplishing it! I think this is incredibly important when it comes to working out, because a lot of people will work hard for about a week or two and then decide to stop! Write down some goals, hold yourself accountable for each month/week/day, and treat yourself for a job well done!
So now that we covered the main steps into developing a fitness routine, let’s get into my favorite spring/summer workouts!!
I am currently finishing my very first week of the 2016 TIU Bikini Series, and I’m loving it! I actually set up my daily workout schedule in correspondence to the Bikini Series schedule, that way I’m constantly doing the same workouts that are recommended for that day! The Bikini Series is an 8 week program set up by Karena and Katrina, who are literally the best!! They’re so cute and motivating, and I always have a lot of fun doing their workouts! I also really love the Blogilates workouts, because Cassey is my favorite trainer and the workouts are killer (in a good way)!
As I mentioned I’m currently doing an 8 week workout program through Tone It Up, and I also schedule other workout programs and classes in correspondence to whatever that day’s body focus is! Example: Thursday for me is yoga and cardio day, so on Thursdays I attend a class at my favorite yoga hothouse (Funky Buddha)! I like to do this bright and early at 6 am to kickstart my day and detoxify/stretch my body! You all know my obsession with hot yoga, so I’ll stop now because I could talk about the benefits all day! Below I listed my favorite ways to workout during the spring/summer (aside from the 8 week program)!
Spinning (Soul Cycle)
Some examples are tennis, running, spinning, zumba, dancing, swimming, walking, hiking, golfing, biking, rollerblading, paddle boarding, volleyball, badminton, shopping (hey you’re carrying bags which is weight lifting and you’re walking which is cardio)! There are so many more incredible ways to exercise and workout when you’re outdoors, just have fun and do what you love!
I hope you all enjoyed another fitness post from me (that was intended to go up on Fitness Friday), and I hope you discovered a routine that is perfect for you! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, I’ll talk to you soon!