I was very religious about working out in college and even did a few half marathons, 10k’s and 5k’s while I was in PA school. For me, it was a great way to help with my stress levels and believe it or not, climbing stairs at the gym while studying is VERY effective and productive for me. I can only concentrate when I am doing multiple things at once so I always studied while doing cardio. I ran my first full marathon in NYC 4 years ago and it was so much fun. Training however, was not. It was a gruesome four months and extremely time consuming so it’s not something I will ever have time for again but I am so glad I did it.
I tend to switch up my workout routine every now and again so that it works different muscles in my body and wards off boredom from the same workout every day. Last year, I had joined a gym and was doing gym workouts and body pump class. Most recently I joined a kickboxing class with one of my best friends and it’s the best thing I have done in years. I absolutely love it.
My current workout routine consists of kickboxing class about 3 times a week and a 3 mile run 1-2 times a week. Running always helps me clear my mind so I try to fit it in whenever possible. I usually try to fit my workouts in early morning at 6 am so that I am done before the kids wake up. In the winter, I hit the treadmill that we have in our basement so that I am not freezing and skating on ice outside. I always make sure to brew myself some coffee before my workouts because caffeine is life. If you’re a mother, you know what I am talking about 😉
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Olivia always asks me “Mama, you worked out?” and I love that she realizes that it’s important to take care of our bodies. Even at age 3, it’s important for her to know that working out and eating healthy are things that we just automatically incorporate into our daily lives.
…..and Yes, Olivia. That’s absolutely right. “We’re the reason you drink coffee…..”
Tell me about your current workout routine! I would love to hear what you mamas are up to!