Summer is coming to a close, so it’s time to regain our focus on fitness.
First, make an assessment about where you are in terms of:
- Routine – The actual exercises you’re doing. Is your body still challenged?
- Areas of Interest – What needs a little more attention? A specific muscle group, cardio, stress level, etc.
- Motivation – The drive that gets you to the gym and keeps you strong through the workout. Are you passionate, disinterested, burned out?
- Physical strength – the amount of weight and reps maintains your current strength. Do you need to change for different results?
- Mental Satisfaction – Are you happy with physical, mental, emotional results you are gaining from exercising?
- Diet – Are your eating habits helping or hindering your progress?
For me personally, this summer I have felt really burned out with my routine and therefore unmotivated to workout. I attempted to push harder and make myself go to the gym, but that left me even more frustrated. As a result, my mentality became more negative due to the extra load of stress I carried around with me.
So I decided I just had to take time off. Let my body and mind rest. At first, this was REALLY hard to deal with. Not do any physical exercise for a week? Does a hike count? Yikes. When the week was over I was so anxious to get back into the gym! Then fashion week hit. Obviously with that schedule and editing at night meant working out could not be a priority.
Well, I’ve spent the weekend lounging with friends, eating too much, drinking too much. It was great!
Today, Monday morning, I am ready to hit the reset button and refocus on fitness, diet, and my overall health.
Workouts will include:
- Spinning 2 days a week
- Lifting weights and cardio 3 days a week
- Yoga and light weights 1 day
- 3 day juice cleanse from Red Carpet Cleanses*
- 3 days raw food only from Red Carpet Cleanses
- Vegan meals in the morning, protein, carb, and greens for lunch, carb/fruit snack, protein and veggies for dinner
- Finding the sweet nature of fruit instead of always reaching for a cookie
You’ve heard my story. Care to share yours? Email me your means of focus and goals and I’ll post them (anonymously or with a link to your blog) so we can learn new ways to refresh our routine that have proven to be successful.
*Red Carpet is providing juice and meals for free. I am in no way obligated to write about my experience. But what would be the fun in not sharing it with you? Plus, I want to see how it compares to BluePrint and Organic Avenue, my two favorite NYC juice and smoothie resources.