Today's post is fitness focused and has new recipe for you guys to try. I get asked often about my body shape and what I do and don't do to stay fit. I shared a lot about this in THIS post but want to make a better effort of sharing my weekly fitness tips with you guys going forward.
I am a self proclaimed workout video junkie. I own and love many but am always anxious to try a new one, so tonight I am going to be giving Turbo Fire a try and will update you guys on what I think. I also want to share a few tips I find are helpful when trying to get back into a routine.
I HATE working out in the morning and truth be told I am just not a morning person. It takes me a long time to get motivated in the mornings so I prefer to workout in the evenings. As a mom and wife I know that my evenings consist of cooking and spending time with the kids, catching up on emails and I then I sew/blog/work at night.
I get most of my energy later in the day so I prefer to workout in the early evening hours (usually before dinner) and that seems to give me an endorphin boost that helps me work late into the night, otherwise there is just not enough time in the day for me to get everything done!
Let's be honest here if you are a student, a stay at home mom, working parent or all three you know that trying to stick to any one thing can be hard. It is even harder if you feel like you HAVE to follow a program exactly as listed, so do yourself a favor and do WHAT WORKS FOR YOU!
Snack throughout the day and drink your water so you don't feel like you are about faint from hunger, lol. If you get really hungry and you feel like you are going to go down a whole pizza pull up a picture of your "motivation" and look at it, it will remind you why you are trying to eat better (NOT DIET).
I find pics of bodies that inspire me and I look at them on my phone before running through the McDonalds drive thru.
Also, if you fall off the healthy wagon and eat something you shouldn't just eat it, enjoy it and get back on with your next meal. Don't dwell on it or beat yourself up, it is ok, I myself have had a TERRIBLE few months. I had so many projects going on at once that I have been eating out a lot and really NOT being good to my body. Instead of beating myself up about it I remind myself that I am human, not competing for Ms. Fitness and that everyday is another day to start over!
LET'S TRY IT!Here is a recipe I have made and loved ;-) I found it on this great site Back To Her Roots which I visit frequently. I love how REAL she is and her recipes are fab. The recipe is located HERE on her site.
LET'S WORK IT!Now this cute and totally adorable image below will kick your ass, literally. It looks all pretty and cute with the illustrated cutie smiling below but man! LOL my butt was on fire! ( that does not sound right, LOL) If you want to see other great printables visit Blogilates she has some good info and I also visit her site often.