I can’t believe it’s been over 2 months since our wedding. Shocking really! Time certainly does fly! A couple weeks ago, I mentioned that getting back into a solid workout routine was the most difficult transition. After a little bit of time, I decided to give myself some slack. For at least 3 months prior, my workout routine was a non-negotiable. I was working out at an intense level and honestly, shouldn’t sustain that for longer than what I did.
I started to think about that season the way I think about training for a race. Your priorities and workout load are at a level that is meant to be sustained only for a certain amount of time, and then you need to give your body a rest, re-assess, and then decide on your next goal.
Since giving myself a little slack, it’s been easier to workout. I don’t have as much pressure on myself. And in full disclosure, I did go to the doctor a month ago, only to find out I had low magnesium, which can cause fatigue. So, it’s been a two fold approach to my workouts. Give my body the fuel and supplements it needs to recover, and ease back into the workouts I enjoy.
What have I been enjoying, you ask? You guessed it – running! I didn’t make running much of a priority before the wedding. I didn’t have a race on the calendar (except the one down the aisle), which allowed me to include more circuit and interval training.
Now that I’m a part of the Speed and Strength Training Program with Run Farther & Faster, I’m getting back into my running routine.
Unfortunately the soggy DC weather hasn’t been as cooperative :( So, while I went to Boston for a week long conference, I enjoyed the sunny weather and amazing running culture that only Boston can be known for.
Exploring new cities on a run is probably in my top 5 favorite things of all time. Chocolate and Devin come in a tie for first 😉
I’ve also indulged my love of fitness classes. Devin took me to a boxing class for my birthday, which was a lot of fun, but left me more sore than I’ve been in years! Hitting a bag is no joke.
And, to my good fortune, the hotel I stayed at in Boston was attached to a beautiful mall. And within that mall was a FlyWheel. I love indoor cycling and the FlyWheel brand and style of instruction suits my personality to a T. It was great to get in a sweaty class before a day of sitting through conference sessions.
I’m now finding what a good week of workouts looks like for me, with room to wiggle as things come up and for when I just want to do something different. It’s important to have a plan to succeed, but you should be able to deviate a little.
This extra time has also allowed me to indulge in one of my big goals. To write an e-book. That’s right, you’ll see my first e-manual for healthy eating debut in early June! I couldn’t be more excited
I’ll post more on Instagram and Facebook for links on where to get a sample and to purchase! Feel free to message me with any questions!