As you might know I’m all about health and fitness! I go to the gym almost every day and I also exercise at home or on the go. My usual day looks something like this: wake up at 6 AM and have cayenne and lemon water and a small snack like a banana or an apple, go to the gym for 6:30 AM spin class, go home to shower and get ready for work, go to work, go for a 30 minute power walk on my lunch break, get home to make dinner, and then go for a bike ride in the evening with my boyfriend before bed. As you can see I exercise a lot in a day! I believe in breaking a sweat daily and I try to incorporate exercise whenever I can. I do take rest days however; sometimes I don’t go to the gym in the morning or I don’t go for my walk at lunchtime. But I always make sure to do one of my three favorite tasks a day: fitness class, walk or leisurely bike ride. I also make sure to eat healthy food and a lot of it throughout the day to keep my body nourished and full. When you exercise as much as I do it’s important to eat enough to make back all of the calories burned. Some fitness trainers like to restrict the calories they eat in a day while is I let myself eat as much healthy food like vegetables and lean protein as my body craves.
I also find that for the early mornings fitness classes work best for me. I have a hard time motivating myself to go to the gym if I’m just going to going to lift weights or run on the treadmill. But if I have a class with an instructor to look forward to I can’t wait to get to the gym in the morning! As I mentioned I often do spin class at 6:30 AM but my gym also offers other classes such as HITT and yoga. For those days that I’m feeling more tired and need some stretching yoga is a great alternative. I also do a lot of stretching on my own after working out beyond what the instructor has us do for about 10 minutes after they work us. I like to stretch and foam roll for about 30 minutes every day given the amount of exercise I do and how sore my muscles become.
Tell me more about your daily fitness routine! I’d love to learn more about my readers and also if you have any requests for work out or meal ideas please comment below and I’ll make sure to incorporate your ideas in the future posts!