Now that my staycation is officially over I've got to get my butt back in gear. When my friends were in town I ate too much, drank even more and hardly did any type of aerobic activity. Unfortunately I was also sick right before my friends arrived so there was an entire week of no fitness. Although I dragged my friends around the city by foot, "It's hardly aerobically effective. I doubt I've worked off the calories in a stick of Carefree gum." (Can anyone name that movie?)
I haven't talked much about fitness, but it's something that's really important to me. I'm strictly an AM fitness goer and have no motivation to do any type of physical activity after work unless it's me exercising my drink options at happy hour (just speaking the truth). If you follow me on Twitter you might catch on that I reference #improvementmovement a lot, which is my hopes of improving my health, and I hope to do much more of that since I was doing really good during the first half of this year.
My weekly workout routine involves minimum cardio, lots of strength training and at least a day of yoga. Those little downward dog suckers really does a body good and if I go a week without a good stretch I really notice a difference. In the summertime my friends and I take advantage of Millenium Park's free Saturday AM workouts on the Great Lawn which include back to back hours of yoga, pilates and Zumba. It's a great way to be active, enjoy the great outdoors, save money on drop-in classes (which average $15/class) and be social.
The free workouts are amazing because the park rotates instructors from studios all around the city, so you get a good feel for different types of practices. It's a great way to be introduced to yoga without feeling totally intimidated by all the yogis who have perfected their back bends and eagle poses. Just in case you've never tried yoga, or you're looking to expand your practice, I would highly recommend looking into free workouts in the park or investing in a Passport to Prana. It's a great way to try different classes and studios at minimal cost.
|Are you a yoga enthusiast? If not, what is your favorite workout and what does your weekly workout routine consist of?|