So usually I’m the Cardio Queen, not in the sense that I run ultra-marathons everyday or anything (not even close) but in the sense that cardio is my workout of choice. However, the more I read (Women’s Health, Shape and Self magazines…the best sources of courses) the more I realize that weight training and diet should also be apart of my life/exercise routine. For a long time I just ignored those reccomendations primarily because running makes me happy and because I’m comfortable with running, I know how to run and I don’t feel awkward doing it.
I don’t know how to lift weights, I don’t know how to cross fit and I certainly do NOT know how to Zumba. But I’m trying to learn. I’ve done yoga and Barre 3 before, and I’ve really enjoyed both BUT I’ve never really stuck with either. I’ve done TRX once, and it was insane. I’d take running a half marathon ANY day over TRX, and my crazy Mama does TRX twice a week…no. I’m sticking with incorporating Barre 3, Yoga/Pilates and some basic weights into my routine (I’m talking 5-10lbs here people, nothing crazy).
As for diet…I don’t do it. I can’t tell myself “no cookies or ice cream for you, never ever”. Because it doesn’t work. I eat spinach and avocados like they’re candy but you’re always always always going to find ice cream and chocolate syrup in my apartment, sorry I’m not sorry. I’m trying to make more nutritious choices meaning less refined sugar, sugary drinks (aka my Starbucks addiction), and processed food (frozen pizza) and MORE raw/steamed vegetables (which I actually love), water, protein shakes (since I’m a vegetarian and I KNOW I do not get enough protein) and fresh fruit (if only raspberries didn’t mold on the car ride home from the store…)
I’m not on a diet, by any means, just rethinking the way I do things and the way I treat my body. It’s all so difficult when you hate to cook as much as I do. I’d love to hear what other people do to stay toned and happy and healthy? Does anyone out there besides my crazy mom actually like TRX?
P.S. All I can think about lately is My Little Ponies, I have a My Little Pony themed rave outfit in the making and I can’t even describe how excited I am to wear it this weekend.
P.P.S. This is a little late but I had the greatest time on mother’s day with my Mom and Baby Brother. I swear, they are both the funniest people I’ve ever met, and they made the run around Greenlake fly by. I love you guys, and I’m SOO happy to have you as my family!