Happy Monday friends! Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine consisted of a lot of the same relaxing weekend rituals I partake in (going out to eat, drinking my shakeology, exercising, trying to get caught up on shopping and cleaning). I did however manage to participate in something Id been wanting to for a long time- the Breakfast with Santa! I also was able to begin building my home gym. Another thing Ive been wanting to do for the longest time.
Below are those regular weekend rituals (my shakeology concoction to keep me on track, grilled fish and wild rice for my out to eat dinner, and me and my youngest sister at her 9th birthday party at Pin Heads (she was quite the bowler!).
The breakfast with Santa at the Rathskeller downtown was awesome. My boyfriend came with me and we were table elves. This was my first ride around this block, so I wasnt sure what to expect- I just knew I wanted to be a part of it. We helped two families make their crafts and bring home gifts from the giving tree. We couldnt have been luckier with the kids we got. They were so engaging and proud of their work. I’ll never forget how when my boyfriend started to make a craft, two of the children wanted to help HIM because he his frame was not decorated enough. They took jewels and stickers off their frames to put on his. I thought we were there to help make their holiday, but they reminded us that it goes both ways. They wanted to help just as much as we did!
Now I don’t know if you’re spoiled by going to certain workouts that you LOVE. Getting to the class or gym might be a little difficult, but for the most part you thoroughly enjoy your workouts and look forward to them. I definitely have my classes that are like that (Spin, Turbo Kick, Hot Yoga) but then theres those days, weekends especially, where I know that in order to get a good workout Ive got to line myself up with helpful tools. For this reason music playlists are not only key, but at home workout dvd’s are just as vital. The equipment might not be as important, but Im starting to build that too. These are also incredibly affordable for what you get out of them. Just this weekend I did some Chalene Extreme with my new weights I bought (bowflex set that can be anywhere from 5 to 50 pound dumbells!). I also bought Turbo Fire to have at home and currently own PIYO dvds, kettle bell, and some Jillians Michaels. Body Pump is also coming which I know will be AWESOME to have at home. Before you know it throughout the years I plan to accumulate quite the arsenal! I may even have some mirrors coming soon or even a boxing bag (hopeful Christmas presents). Im also excited to hook up my road bike to my trainer so I can do my indoor triathlon training.
Whether it be you need to squeeze in the workout at home before work, are traveling and need to take in the go, or just are sick of hopping on a treadmill and there are no group exercise classes youre interested in at the time, I suggest you start building your at home/traveling gym- even if its just one program. If theres a snow acopolyse you can LOSE weight because theres nothing to do but get into your at home gym. Think about it! Being proactive may just make your winter all the more wonderful. Emergency proof your workout schedule for the week and you’ll have success in staying right on track.
Me at home with my weights!