I’ve shared my 2018 goals but today I want to zero in on some of the fitness goals I’ve been tackling in the past few weeks. I’d love to hear your tips for staying active in the comments!
1. Squeeze in lots of workout classes with my mom. Having a workout buddy is the best way to hold myself accountable for showing up and I’m always less nervous to try something new when I’m not alone. We’ve been doing a mix of Pilates, strength training, and Tabata and I’m loving the variety. It feels like a different part of my body is sore every day of the week!
2. Get in more steps every day. Working from home, I can easily go hours without moving more than 10 steps at a time — it’s really crazy to compare my numbers to my husband who works in the city and walks to his office from the train! I used to walk everywhere in New York but as soon as we got cars when we moved to Dallas (and kept them when we moved to Connecticut), I walk a fraction of the 10,000 steps we’re all supposed to walk in a day. I have a goal on my 101 in 1001 list to walk 10,000 steps every day for at least, but I’ll likely wait until the spring or summer when I can take Rory for long walks in warmer weather and/or walk on the beach. In the mean time, I’m making small efforts like parking my car farther away when I’m running errands and running around with Rory when we walk to the park each morning. If you have any tips for upping my step count, I’m all ears!
3. Drink more water — specifically, half my body weight in ounces per day. I was doing this for several weeks leading up to our wedding over the summer and I swear it gave me more energy and a clearer complexion. Keeping a water bottle on my desk and refilling it several times a day is a huge help because I always know exactly how much water I’ve consumed.
4. Stretch after every workout (and then some). Especially when I’m going to new workout classes, I feel like some part of my body is going to be sore on any given day, and the way to push past the soreness and prevent injury is through regular stretching. I used to be so flexible as a competitive gymnast through high school (and as a cheerleader my freshman year of college) and I’m dying to get some of that flexibility back! I just feel so much better when I make time (even five minutes) to stretch (plus I can do it while listening to an audio book or watching a TV show!).
5. Once it warms up in Connecticut, I’m hoping to add a little running into my routine. I am not a runner and it’s easy for me to make excuses to avoid cardio, but I know it’s important to really get my heart rate up at least a couple times a week. I’d love to hear any of your running tips for beginners!
What are your current fitness goals? And how are all your 2018 goals going so far?
Zella long sleeve running tee (wearing XS)
Outdoor Voices warmup leggings (wearing XS but would size up if you’re between sizes — these seriously suck you in!)
Nike Free Run flyknit sneakers (true to size)
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