Monday, March 11, 2013

Springing Into Fitness

Let's be honest, shall we? I'll go first.
I haven't really exercised this winter.
Sure, I've gone on an occasional walk, been to the gym and to barre a few times, but  mostly I've been stagnant. And, if I'm being really honest, the stagnation has occurred on the couch in front of the television. Probably while RHOA is playing.
At the beginning of February, I made the decision to start watching what I eat. Since then, I've lost almost 7 pounds. I'm pretty proud of myself. So this winter hasn't been a total wash, but I still feel like I need to start moving more and more often.
Normally, I have no qualms with exercise. As you may remember, training/running last fall pretty much made me hate my life. I blame that for my sloth-like behavior, but with a beach trip just weeks away, I'm feeling the pressure. That pressure may or may not be coming in the form of a black bikini. Sweatpants just won't cut it at the beach, you know what I'm saying?
The weather is getting warmer, and I have resolved myself to get off the couch and start moving! Here are my 3 favorite workouts:
Barre - I love barre. It's challenging, and I always feel like I've done something incredible for my body when I leave. Barre works my muscles in ways I didn't know they could be worked. I've been doing barre off and on for over a year. This will be what I do to tone up.
Hot Yoga - This is a new favorite for me. I've only done it 3 times, but those 3 times were all last week. I think I may be obsessed because I have another 4 sessions scheduled for this week. I have never felt more connected to myself and my body than I do in hot yoga. I have a feeling this is going to be a beautiful relationship.
Walking - this is my all time favorite physical activity when in the spring, summer, and fall. I love to walk, and I can walk for hours outside. I calms me, lets me think, and gives me so much more focus. I'll definitely be getting my money's worth out of my tennis shoes this spring!
So, what are you doing to shape up?
For more information on workouts I love, click here.


  1. I am DYING to try hot yoga, but the only place I know in town that does it is a little pricey for my cheap ass!

  2. I love hot yoga. I think I penned my experience with it for doing it 10-days in a row here and I think I may be just obsessed as well. It was really my body and I and constant breathing.

    I'm so glad! And I hope you keep going :) For now I'd be thanking you for the tip that you left to watch what I eat! I hope I keep up :)