As you can all probably figure out, my workouts lately have been pretty different than what I'm used to. Not only did I stop training for a marathon, but I also cancelled my gym membership last month. This means that I've had to do things a bit differently lately! Today, I thought it would be fun to share what my workouts look like lately. I know that this is only temporary, but I thought it might be helpful to those of you who are also in fitness-limbo!
I still run occasionally, but now I'm not following any schedule or plan. In fact, I haven't even been timing or measuring my runs at all. I go out when I want to, run however long I want to, and I'm enjoying every minute! I'm also going on runs with Selma which has made us both very happy.
Since it's been heating up outside, I've also loved to run on the trails. I've always loved trail running, so it's been great to get back to that and not worry about messing up my training!
TV Circuit WorkoutsEver since I ended my gym membership, I've been trying to stay in shape in other ways. One of my favorite things to do is a circuit workout while I'm watching a show to help pass the time.
While the show is on, I'll do one set of exercises. The commercials are my break, then I'll move on to another set of exercises when the show comes back on. I like to rotate through different muscle groups, so I'll do a set of crunches, then air squats, or jumping jacks. It's fun coming up with different exercises to do, but it gets really hard towards the end of the set!
Youtube YogaOne of my favorite exercises is yoga, but all of my workout DVD's are at our new house. So, I'm using YouTube to get my yoga fix! There are so many great flows out there, so I just type in the kind of yoga that I'm in the mood for. Sometimes that's an intense muscle-building flow, or a recovery stretchy flow, or one specifically for runners.
P.S. If you're interested in some of my favorite yoga poses check out this post!
Since the weather's been so nice out, Selma and I have been going on really long walks in the evenings. Although this isn't strenuous exercise by any means, it feels good to just be outside and moving! I love to listen to podcasts while I'm out and disconnect with the world.
Take it from me- working on a house is hard work! The past few weeks have been filled with working on the new house, and most days I wake up really sore. I'm using my full body to do work, whether I'm hauling wood up and down our hill or shoveling top soil from a truck onto our flower beds. It's nice to be "working out" while I'm working on the house!
What have you been doing lately to work out?
Do your workouts change throughout the year?
Who else doesn't have a gym membership?
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