I’ve been trying to figure out how to talk about fitness on the blog for the longest time. Every time I’d hit the gym, I’d wonder, “how the heck can I translate this into a good blog post?”
Fitness is a huge component of balance. It’s also a huge part of my life (as you guys know). So I knew I wanted to include it somehow on the blog.
The trouble is that I find most running, weight-lifting, exercise articles pretty boring to read about. And I don’t usually like to post how-to or tips and tricks articles since I’m constantly learning myself (although, I might do that in the future).
If finally hit me that my blog is usually goal-oriented, with my posts describing how I’m progressing in certain areas of my life. I decided I should take the same approach to fitness posts.
So, I’m going to go at it from a personal angle and blog about my workouts and goals on a weekly basis. And in these posts, I’ll included any other fitness-related things that I want to share with you: links and articles, inspiring blog posts, pictures, etc. I plan to post these articles towards the end of week, but I’m sure they’ll get moved around from time to time.
Now that you know what to expect in my Workin’ On My Fitness Weekly posts, let’s do this thing!
- I worked out 4, yes, 4 times during my honeymoon. Sounds pretty decent, but we were gone for 2 weeks. G managed to work out every day but 2. That’s ridiculous. Most mornings, when he was heading to the gym, I just sat on the deck, ate room service, drank coffee, and read whatever book I happened to be reading. It was glorious. Sometimes you just need time off, ya know? G doesn’t seem to share that mentality. 🙂
- Right before the wedding, I was really getting back into running outside. Running outside is by far my favorite type of exercise. But, the Wednesday morning before the wedding, I woke up with the worst stiff neck of my life. I think heavy lifting workouts coupled with more running on cement (and wedding stress, possibly) threw my neck out of whack. Needless to say, that kinda threw off my running outside mojo. Bummer.
- As I mentioned in this post, I am looking for a new goal. I feel like I need both a weight-lifting goal and a cardio goal. An obvious goal would be to run a race, which I’m definitely considering, but I’m not really the “race type”. I’ve ran one 5K in my life, and while it was fun, it didn’t fill me with this insatiable urge to keep racing like crazy. And weight-lifting goals are easy, I just need to make one.
- Remember how I said I was going to be a morning exerciser? Well, I’m still pushing this goal. Whenever we worked out on our honeymoon, we went in the morning (mostly because we had about a billion cervezas during the day at the pool, so there was no way we could have worked out in the evenings). And every time I work out before work, it makes my day SO MUCH BETTER. However, I struggle majorly with getting up early to hit the gym. Still a work in progress, but I didn’t expect results over night.
- Yoga. Out of my 4 honeymoon workouts, one of those was a Yoga class looking over the ocean. Amazing? Of course. I absolutely love yoga (how can you not?) and really want to make it more of a priority in my life. Besides, I don’t want to be a stiff old women that can’t move and bend.
- Since I spent the last two weeks parading around with hundreds of people in their swimsuits (sighhhh … let’s take a moment of silence), I got to check out lots of people’s bodies. Heh. Among the many things that I learned from that experience is that you can really tell which of the older women 1) lifted weights and/or 2) were active. It is just SO much easier to maintain a lean, fit figure through the years if you life weights. Seeing what the future holds definitely helped to remind me of the importance of weight lifting.
CURRENT GOAL: Just making it to the gym and getting back into the routine. :) We’ll reassess after I’m out of vacation mode.
Tell me about YOUR current fitness goal in the comments!
P.S. The image is a sneak peak into my new blog design which should be launching very soon!