Happy Monday, sweet friends!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was pretty lazy; although, I did get my hair cut and colored on Saturday, which was so long overdue. I kind of feel like a new woman.
Alright, I promised more fitness posts in 2019, so why not start with my current fitness routine?? Also, just to keep it honest – I had planned on having fancy schmancy photos shot for this post, but it didn’t work out. Normally, I would delay the post until I can get the photos, but with this one I thought, hey, why not just share the real life photos (which 9 times out of 10 is going to be a mirror selfie)?
OK, that’s all for today! (Oh and head to the bottom of the post for my current fitness favorites.)
I hope you guys have a wonderful day!
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HIIT/TREADMILL CLASS – 3x A WEEK
If you live in Chicagoland, you’ve probably heard of SHRED415. Similar to Barry’s Bootcamp and Orange Theory, it’s a mixed treadmill/HIIT 60 minute class (generally broken up in 4 – 15 min sections) and you guys, it’s THE best workout I’ve ever had. I started going in April 2017, just a few months after giving birth to my 2nd daughter. I was 30 pounds heavier than normal, and I needed to get moving. It was slow and steady, but over the next couple months I worked up to twice a week. Then, after about a year, I started going 3x a week and haven’t looked back.
If you’re looking for a huge kick in the ass, find a class near you. Or, google Tabata HIIT treadmill workouts and you’ll find a ton that you can do. Hands down, the treadmill is THE toughest part of the workout and is where you quickly will shed the extra pounds.
PELOTON – 1x A WEEK
My husband has always been a big mountain biker and bikes a lot during the summer. Since winter in Chicago is brutal and doesn’t allow for much biking, last winter we decided to get the Peloton. Even though it was “for my husband,” I ended up using it more than he did. Because Shred takes up most of my workout time, I generally hop on the Peloton every Sunday morning for a quick workout. It’s an awesome workout in 45 minutes, and the time flies by. My favorite instructor is Robin Arzon – she’s totally badass, plays amazing music and her workouts are tough.
YOGA – 2x A WEEK
I’ve shared my love for yoga on here before, and the love affair continues. For me, yoga has always been about listening to and taking care of my body. I put my body through a lot, and it hasn’t failed me yet. Yoga is my “thank you” to my body. It sounds cheesy, but it’s true. I try to do yoga twice a week. It’s nothing fancy and normally I fit it in before the girls wake up. I throw my mat down in my home office, push play on a Yoga With Adriene video and all is well.
CURRENT FITNESS FAVORITES