I have been running a lot more “thanks” to my friend Keira who wrote a very inspiring facebook post about the Indy Women’s Half Marathon. A post, by the way, that she does not even remember writing! I thought, maybe I could do it! So I have been trying to train. And it has been terrible. But also weirdly wonderful so I continue to try.
Because of the running I need to stretch more. And I like this video from Tone It Up so much that I thought I should share:
I don’t like yoga that much. But I like this one because it is 15 minutes, it has a lot of stretch time, and twists which always feel good. There is also an ab part at the end so I feel like I accomplished something. But the ab part is only a minute long so its reasonable!
First resolution covers what most resolutions focus on, health. Mine is to break a sweat, most days. I have some things that I already like to do, my weekly dance classes and barre class, but there are many days where I feel like a sedentary bum. So I decided to add jogging into my routine a couple times a week. My mom and I have agreed that no one looks happy when they run, but they do look more in shape than me so I’ll give it a shot. And, I mean, if Lena Dunham can do it so can I! I feel like we are on the same wavelength when it comes to running, you know, that it is horrible until it is not. For days that I only want to brake a sweat for a couple of minutes and then go on to watch The Americans? I am all about kettlebells!
I love kettlebells because you feel like you are getting a great workout right away and it is a great way to get weight training and cardio in for the day. I have done the workout above a lot (from Women’s Health) and have started to mix it up with some videos I found on youtube. Here is one that I like from the Tone It Up girls. It is a good workout, if you can get though their crazy bikini/glamour shot intro!
And of course, every resolution should have a book to go with it! I have read countless health and weight loss books and my favorite is also the simplest:
Frank Lipman’s The New Health Rules gives you simple advice along with beautiful and inspiring photographs. I bought it a year ago and come back to it over and over for motivation.
Do you have any health themed resolutions?? Let me know!