Switching things up around here this fine Wednesday because I got nothin’ wine wise. I haven’t had a drink since this weekend, and while it was PHENOMENAL, I didn’t photograph a single drop. Last night I cleaned my house and when I was done all I wanted to do was sleep, not drink wine. So on that note….welcome to Wine Wednesday’s healthier sibling…WORKOUT WEDNESDAY!
If you haven’t seen Tommy Boy, you won’t get the above reference. And if you haven’t seen Tommy Boy, you’re missing out! Watch it, it’s Chris Farley in his prime. RIP.
Did you workout today? I am a morning workout girl for the most part. This morning I set my alarm for 5:10 because I wanted to get up and see the Blood Moon. I laid there for a few minutes and then decided to get my buns up and see what it was all about. I’m so glad I did! The moon really was red. After I went outside and walked to the street to try to get a picture, and walked, back, I figured, I’m up, just go do something. So, I did. It wasn’t a marathon, it wasn’t a killer CrossFit workout, it was me, the treadmill and some tunes. Nothing spectacular, but when I was done, I felt good and was happy.
So, working out. What do we think about it? Is it something you dread? Something you love? Something you do when you feel a little fluffy? Or a lifestyle? For me, it’s a lifestyle. I love exercise and moving. My mom has always said “Move it or lose it!” and I wholeheartedly agree.
I think exercise is like different ways of eating, you have to find what works for you. Often times that is by trial and error, and often times our tastes just change as time goes on. I used to be 100% a group class girl. I loved them, I went 5 days a week and it was my jam. Now, I prefer to workout on my own. It is almost impossible to get me to go to a group exercise class. Not that I don’t like them anymore, I guess I just have zero motivation. Plus, I like what I’m doing currently.
The most important thing is to just get out and do SOMETHING. Something is better than nothing. Fitness trackers can be incredibly motivating, too. I use a fitbit and my goal is 15,000 steps a day. There was a time I was absolutely crushing that, and then Norm had surgery. Since then, it’s been tough to get there. I didn’t realize how much his daily walks contributed to my daily goals! But, now that he is back in action, I expect my numbers to climb back up as well.
Here are my main thoughts on working out
- One day at a time – if you miss a day, it’s not the end of the world
- Schedule the time to exercise – make yourself a priority!
- Endorphins are real – get your heart pumping and those little guys start racing around your brain and make you feel GOOD!
- Invest in cute gear – you look good, you feel good! (And you can get great stuff at great discounts…) Old Navy Active, GapFit, Nordstrom Rack, and I always find great leggings at Marshall’s!
- And finally…the real reason we all exercise 🙂