We have been in quarantine since Mid March and I feel like moving my body has been key to feeling good and getting through these crazy times. At first I started getting in home workouts just for something to do and move my body but I quickly decided I was going to take this opportunity and concentrate on getting after those fitness goals.
I have shared my fitness routine with you guys before but I have made some changes to it so today I thought I would share with you what I have been doing to crush my fitness goals.
As some of you may have seen on my stories I recently took the plunge and purchased a Peloton Bike, I actually ordered mine at the end of February and it got delivered the day we were instructed to stay home so it was perfect timing.
Here is what I incorporate into my workout routine each week.
4-5 days of a 30 minute Peloton rides
Okay 30 minutes does not seem long but in those 30 minutes I work so hard and sweat so hard that it really all I need at this time, there are 45 min and 60 min classes too but I have not tried those yet. I love spinning so much it is one of the only exercises that I feel does not hurt any part of my body, no back pain, no knee pain, its just a great workout. I have been enjoying the variety of instructors that are so motivating but I do have some faces. I like Cody Rigby and Aly Love.
2-3 days I will incorporate 20 minutes of Strength either before or after my Peloton Ride
I only started doing this after about 30 days of rides as I found the rides so challenging at first, but as I started to get faster and more confident I was able to add some strength either before or after my ride. I have tried some of the Peloton strength classes and they are great but I like doing the strength at my own pace so most times I will just make up my own(here is where my Personal Trainer background comes in handy)
2 days of active recovery( walking, hiking,)
Active record is so important, letting your body recover but still giving it a bit of light movement to keep it feeling good. I did a post about active recover, check it out HERE.
One thing I will say though it is so important to listen to your body, there has been days that I have done nothing, I could tell my body just needed a break. That is when it is important to listen to what your body is telling you. If you spend the day just resting THATS OK!!!
I dont want to talk much about nutrition but I will say that I have just made a few small changes during quarantine to help with eating all the snacks. I have started salad prepping each week so I have heathy salads for lunch ready everyday and I have also started eating Acai bowls almost daily and I really feel this has made a difference in my energy levels during the day.
If I had to give you any advice about starting and incorporating a workout routine I would say DONT BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF. If you don't do what you wanted to do THATS OK, if you have a treat that you didn't think you should THATS OK, Just regroup and go from there, we all have our weaknesses even me. Also please remember that what works for one person may not work for you, take the time and and try different schedules and won workouts out to see what you like cause honestly of you don't like it the odds are you won't stick to it.