Hey everyone! It's a beautiful Thursday in Calgary and I'm feeling good - tired, but good. I've taken on a 6:15 am client Tues/Thurs and while I love getting workouts in with clients early and seeing the sunrise, I have to get moving pretty early to drive to the train station, get to the gym and be ready before my first client rolls in. Needless to say, I just need a little more sleep - anyone feel me on that one? So important to get good, quality sleep - that's my goal tonight. #SLEEP
Today I wanted to check in on the fitness front and share a quick video with you guys - hopefully something you'll enjoy adding to your next workout. But first, I used some birthday cashola from my madre to buy a new pair of training shoes:
Whoo! I love these shoes - they are two of my favorite colors (gray and orange) and they are super lightweight. I haven't always been a Nike girl because I have wide feet (bunions!) and usually Nikes are too narrow for me. But I thought I'd try them out since my feet now gravitate towards more minimalistic-styles of shoes and so far I'm loving them! I've done a few strength training workouts and one short run in them and so far, so good! Who out there is a Nike fan?
In other news, I've been enjoying getting back into the workout groove the past two weeks since we've come back from our Owyhee River kayaking trip and weekend canoeing trip. Here are a few of my #PROOF shots:
Besides a few good workouts here and there, I have nothing too new to report, just that I'm working on my consistency. Today's workout was TOUGH. Sometimes they just are. I had a very hard time motivating myself and just wasn't feeling in the groove one bit. That being said, I felt great once I finished and was glad I still chose to move.
How have YOU been moving lately? If you're like me and find yourself lacking that workout mojo, here are a few of my go-to methods when I'm not feeling the intensity in a workout that might help:
On that note, I'm glad I got my workout in (bench press, pull ups, and dead lifts - I employed number "4" today above!) and glad I'm moving on with the day. I'm still rocking StrongLikeSusan's Ab Challenge as we were away and disconnected from the internet off and on over the past few weeks - I'm on Day 19 and pushing through! Feel free to jump in if you need some fresh core moves - or try the one below!
Thanks to Andre for the workout inspiration there - I did this yesterday and combined with my workout and Day 18 from the Ab Challenge, I'm feeling it! - maybe that's why my mojo was low today. Give it a shot and let me know if you decide to try it!
Have a great afternoon guys! I'll catch you on the flip side, but until then, keep eating lean and green and moving more - make it a lifestyle choice and make.it.count! Live well & be well,