Oh working out...I love you, but I hate you!
I've always been one for exercise since I was old enough to join a gym. I joined my first gym at about 15 years old, and I LOVED going. Not only was I getting in shape, but it was also a time to see friends and chat on the machines. My bestie and I would go everyday after high school and get in a good two hour workout. I had all the time in the world for working out!
Now, in my late twenties, I am lucky if I can fit in an hour of exercise 4 days a week! Oh, how times have changed! I guess life just gets in the way. Working a full time job, household chores, cooking dinner, taking the dog for a walk...I can't imagine if I threw a couple of kids into this mix!
Super moms out there, I envy you!
With everyday life, how do you find the time to exercise in order to keep a healthy body and mind?
Back in 2010, before my wedding, I decided to try out P90X. For those of you you are not familiar with it, it's an intense exercise regimen! It consists of 1 to 1 1/2 hours a day for 6 days a week of intense classes for 3 months. The results I got were AH-MAZING!! It's funny because at the time, I didn't realize how fit I was!
I was inspired to restart P90X after looking back at some pictures from 2010 and seeing how fit I looked! It's time to set aside all the other things I have to do when I get home from work and get my fitness on! Who cares if the house is a mess! I need to be beach-body ready by July! :)
Today was day 4 of P90X, and I
I put together this Lululemon look for my yoga days. Yoga is one of my favorite routines on P90X. At first, it's really challenging because it's 1 1/2 hours of Vinyasas, balance postures, yoga belly, and deep stretching. 1 1/2 hours of ANYTHING is challenging! But initially I struggle with this because my upper body strength is weak. After a few weeks of building up my strength, this is one of my favorite exercises because it leaves me feeling relaxed, limber and in a peaceful state of mind.
Lulu is my most favorite spot to pick up exercise clothes! Their items are pure quality and breathe well while you're breaking a sweat! One of my pet peeves is having exercise clothes that makes you feel more sweaty! My go-to crops are my Lulu Wunder Unders. I love them so much that I wear them even when I'm not exercising :)
As you got older and to-do lists got longer, did you struggle to find time for things such as working out? What do you do to try and make time for these things?