Showing posts with label health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label health. Show all posts

Monday, July 24, 2017

Blogilates Beginner's Calendar 2.0 Week 3 Update!

Hey everyone!
So I'm finished my 3rd week of the Blogilates Beginner's Calendar 2.0 and honestly week 3 was killer, I was sore every day and really felt challenged by all the workouts this week.

I'm definitely feeling stronger and noticing changes in my body at this point, especially when I go to the gym as well. My legs, arms and abs are so much stronger than they were 3 weeks ago, and this is purely because of POP Pilates, it's crazy. I've also lost 9 pounds so far! Of course, I've been eating a lot better as well as working out, but I'm super proud of the results I'm seeing!

In terms of my every day life, I've noticed that I'm more energetic during the day and I'm more likely to do physical activity than I was before.

Week 4 is the final week of the calendar, so I'm definitely going to keep going with this routine and do the August Blogilates calendar. I'm looking forward to seeing even more changes!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Finding the Motivation to Workout

Anyone who knows me could tell you that I'm not exactly a very fit person. But lately I've been going on long runs because I've found myself the perfect jogging route. To be fair, I do spend about 5 minutes out of my 30 minute jog taking pictures, but I'm getting out and working out, and I think thats what counts here.
I've started taking my fitness journey a bit more seriously this summer and for those of you who are having a hard time finding the motivation to work out, here are a few tips I've collected so far;

Find an inspiring place to work out: I'm not talking about anything crazy here. Lets be honest, finding the motivation to get off your couch and work out in your basement can be a bit hard. So get out and find yourself a place that makes you feel good about the exercise your doing. It could be your back yard, a local park, or a pretty jogging route like I've found! Bottom line is, find somewhere you'll look forward to going and getting your sweat on.

Make yourself a playlist of music that makes you want to move: Oldest trick in the book, I know, but I know that I work out my hardest when I'm listening to something that motivates me to push myself. So before you go work out, build yourself a playlist of songs that will do just that for you. You can even time it to your desired length to work out.
Do something you enjoy: Again, I know this sounds crazy obvious, but it's true. You'll be so much more motivated to work out if you're doing something you find fun. Maybe you don't enjoy running but you enjoy swimming or biking. Or maybe you don't enjoy working out solo but rather, enjoy team sports. Its infinitely harder to motivate yourself to do something you dislike, so make your workout something fun that you'll actually look forward to!

Create a goal and stick to it!

And finally, don't underestimate the power of some pretty work out gear... Get yourself a nice pair of running shoes or workout clothes. Just wearing them could be motivation to put them to good use ;)