Hello, again, friends! Today’s post is all about fall fitness … which may seem like odd timing to you. Why would I share fitness tips before most of the country goes into hibernation for the winter? Easy. By staying active during the fall and winter, you’ll already have great momentum going into the spring – which is when most of us start thinking about getting fit for swimsuit season. You’ll be leaps and bounds ahead of the game!
Now, let me start by saying that I am by NO means trained in fitness, and you should always consult your doctor before starting any kind of exercise program. OK. So with that disclaimer out of the way, I thought I’d share a few awesome resources I’ve discovered along my own personal quest for fitness (which is totally ongoing, by the way).
What is often the most overwhelming part about starting a new fitness routine is knowing where to begin. That’s something I definitely have experienced first-hand. In fact, six years ago, I didn’t work out at all. I was still milking the 20-something metabolism, which meant I could stay slim without doing much – even while enjoying a terrible (yet delicious) diet and plenty of caloric adult bevvies. I had joined gyms before but I never, ever went – because when I did, I just beelined for the elliptical machine for 30 minutes, then did some crunches. After a while, that just gets old.
It wasn’t until I started dating my now-hubz that I got more into fitness. He worked out regularly, so often we would go to the gym together after work. While I was finally getting better about actually going to the gym, I was still overwhelmed with it. I’d do my cardio, or go to a Zumba class, and be done with it. I wasn’t doing much toning at all, and forget the big, scary weight machines … I had no idea how to use them!Continue Reading…