Busting the old sneakers out and for good reason. Lately I have been in a funk, and have been feeling BLAH!
Is it the season change? I hate cold weather, (hopefully one day I’ll appreciate it, because it’s my husbands favorite), no it’s been a really sunny fall.
It all started when summer ended, Olivia left, and my life became more confined to my mini van running from activities, errands, drive throughs, preschool, ect. I literally could feel myself becoming a slug.
I needed to increase my activity levels along with my endorphins…so here I am, back at it.
Just because I am not technically trying to drop pounds, I am loving all the changes I have started to feel in just a short (very short) amount of time. I have been sleeping better, I go to bed way more tired and wake up energized. I love that I can feel my muscles again, I feel alive when I feel my muscles ache.
If you have started to feel at all in a funk or like a slug this fall I strongly recommend adding a little exercise routine into your life.
I am no pro, but I do one of two things: a fat burn cycle on the treadmill, or my personal preference workout dvd’s.
I rotate every night between
I am all about switching it up, working different muscles, and using light weights for sculpting. I do it after my kids fall asleep. I can no longer wake up before them and workout in the morning. I am personally more of a night owl so a night routine works best for me.
Another thing I have noticed is I have been eating a little less dinner and no desserts, knowing I am going to workout after helps me control myself a little more.
I also have been laying off my diet Dr. Pepper and chocolate covered cinnamon bear addiction, kinda. My cravings have simmered down a lot more since my routine.
This is what works for me and my lifestyle. One day I’d like to get back into a gym and take classes again. But my kids get sick in all gym daycares and I am not going to wait until they grow up until I workout again. So for now I workout with my tv, and it’s the 30 mins a day of solo time I look forward too most.
Have a great day everyone!