6 Months in and Killinnn it!

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I am happy to report that it is now June 14 and I am beyond pleased with my fitness routine the last 6 months. It’s amazing the changes that happen to your body when you put the time and effort it. It’s hard…..like really hard. Sometimes I am really tired from work, and other times I would rather just go home and cook dinner instead of get home at 8 and try and manage a few hours before bed. But guess what? I love it. If I didn’t I would’t do it. Fact. I think the most important key component to a successful everyday life is to simply GET MOVING! Don’t think of it as an extravagant workout but rather you are just getting out of the house or work for a bit.

  1. CHANGE it up!
  • walk
  • play basketball
  • spin class
  • circuit training
  • go for a run/hike

2. Meditate

  • Take 5 minutes of your day to separate from all the chaos we go through daily. Between work, school, kids, bosses and heck at this point world news, we can all be a little stressed out here and there. Acknowledge your distractions and pay attention to your breathing. It helps.

3. NEWTRITION!

  • Think 80/20. Start with the basics. Don’t eat processed foods. Fruits, veggies and grains are okay but make sure they are good quality. Nourish your body so that you can in fact maintain a healthy/active lifestyle. On the flip side- don’t ever not enjoy yourself. It’s ok to splurge ONCE-IN-A-WHILE. Don’t get crazy and ruin every single workout but know it’s ok to have a great dinner and glass of wine here and there. We are all about moderation here.

4.Workout Partners

  • This is so important! Find that person that will motivate you and kick your butt. If you’re like me you aren’t exactly a fan of partner workouts. I know, it’s just who I am….and mostly because I am the least competitive person (in terms of working out).  Although I would rather workout by myself I know that if I do go to the gym by myself I am not going to get even half the workout I should be doing. Accountability is necessary. I am sure of it. The picture above is this last Sunday of our “Run Club”. We tackled an interval workout. 5 minutes run hard- 1 minute rest. 4 minutes run hard- 1 minute rest and so on until 1 minute and then on the way back it was the same- 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. I encourage you to try this….it’s a burner!

 

Better For It. 


It’s no surprise that if you put in the work, you get results. An easy way to keep yourself accountable is to workout with someone that will push you to the limit you don’t even see for yourself. You MUST lift the heavier weight, do the extra sprints post workout, experience what it means to become uncomfortable because getting results is not always comfortable. (I can vouch for that!)There is no such thing as shortcuts, wraps, cleanses, or anyone that is going to create real results for you if you don’t change your lifestyle long term. This includes the food you consume everyday, or the workouts you don’t really want to go to but make the a priority even when you’re tired, busy or simply not motivated. Sure, these short term alternatives might be easier and seem to work for a hot second- but are they sustainble for long lasting results? Negative. The best part about this process is that when you do start to look better, feel better and become stronger you know you did everything in your power to get that way AND you are better for it!

Class Pass is All the R-A-G-E!

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What is ClassPass?

(Directly from their website)

ClassPass is an alternative to a gym membership. With ClassPass, you get access to the best boutique fitness classes in your city. There are over 1,000 classes available to ClassPass members, including cycling, pilates, yoga, strength training, dance, martial arts, and more.

For $99 a month, ClassPass members get unlimited classes to use at studios in the ClassPass network. While a member can take as many classes per month as they’d like, they can only visit the same studio 3 times per month.

Why should you join?

This pass is amazing! I know most people don’t like to commit to one gym for 30 days straight. For some, variety is just what they need to get them motivated towards being a bit healthier. If this is your kind of workout I highly recommend ClassPass. Not only is there such a variety of classes like Crossfit, Yoga, Daily Method, Bar Method, Cycling but you are able to try each studio 3 times in a month! I know the regular gym can seem redundant or rather you are clueless about what you should do during your workout, this is a great alternative. Most classes that I drop in are about $22+ so you do the math. Have any of you already tried ClassPass? If yes, what are your thoughts?

 

Check out ClassPass.com for more details.

Athleta + Gap Fit Nail it!

Gap Fit Nails it!
Ladies and gentlemen! Let me introduce to you GAP FIT. I know, I know it’s not new to the rest of the world but it’s new to me. I am an avid GAP shopper when it comes to my everyday wear because most of the time the pieces they make will last years. When it comes to workout gear on the other hand, I am not one to branch out and try new brands. The problem with my body is that my legs are skinny, my boobs are big and my waste fits somewhere in between – so when it comes to shopping for athletic wear it’s either too big or barely fits in some areas. Not only is this discouraging but it has prevented me from really giving other brands  a try. Needless to say, I stumbled upon Gap Fit over Christmas while shopping for family and decided I would give it a try. The material they use is similar to that of Lululemon which I am familiar with. I bought a few shirts like the one on the top right (pictured above) and decided to give the crops a try as well. What do you know, they were both great! The prices are reasonable and you are walking away with a great product. Thank you Gap for nailing it once again.
If buying new clothes will get you to the gym then you better get shopping! It’s the second week in January….how are you doing with your healthy makeover?