Thursday, March 1, 2012

Summer Shape Up

I can not believe it is March! While it still feels super chilly outside, we know that warm weather is right around the corner... and that means swimsuit season will be upon us soon. I am so, so, so ready for spring/summer, time at the beach, and lots of sunshine!

For me, March always means that it's time to kick my workout routine up a notch. I may need to start a little slow as this past month my schedule has been all over the place and this lady has not been good about hitting the gym... oops! I have learned a few things as I continue to explore the world of "fitness". I use the term "fitness" loosely when I talk about it because I am hardly a gym guru ;) Anywho...

1) Do what you can, when you can

I have learned that it is silly to stress out over missed gym sessions or not feeling like I did a good enough workout. Anything is better than nothing and I refuse to beat myself up over working out. I've done that before and I was absolutely miserable and I hated exercising.

2) Find a balance

Just because we workout doesn't mean that we can eat whatever we want! As much as that pains me to admit, it is true. I'm pretty good about balancing what I eat and how much I work out and I have learned that eating well is just as important in order to lose a few pounds.

3) Keep it fun!

I don't know about y'all but I get bored pretty quickly if I'm not entertained by something. During the winter, I suck it up and get on the treadmill or elliptical but I would much rather be outside and actually be going somewhere while I run, ha! I never do the same workout twice in one week... for real... never! I honestly just do whatever I'm feeling that day. One day I may do 45 minutes on the elliptical and the next day I just do hardcore abs. I tend to find myself on a yoga mat pretty frequently but I count a 5 mile walk around downtown as a workout as well. Mix up and keep it interesting... if not, working out will be super boring!

So what's on my workout agenda tonight? Some light cardio and maybe some abs... we'll see how I'm feeling after the cardio!

I figure it is better for me to post some of my workouts here on a weekly basis so I can be accountable for what I'm doing. If not, I would probably just sit on the couch with a bag of Doritos and cupcakes watching Will and Grace, ha!

Have a great day ladies :)


  1. I feel the same way! I've definitely fallen off the workout wagon a little bit the past few months, but I'm ready to get back on and just find that good balance where I'm being more active but not stressing out about trying to get to the gym every single day because quite frankly that's just not going to happen :)

  2. I know how you feel. I'm just now getting back into my work out routine. thanks for sharing, love. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest outfit post. xo

  3. This is all SO true. I'm having to get my boo-tay in gear because my sister's wedding is May 19th. I am down to 10 weeks to trim some fat!


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