Hellooo from hot Calgary! Tough to complain when it (finally!) feels like summer, but I’m writing from our balcony in our downtown apartment – windows open, fan flying inside and storm on the horizon. The humidity is real! Our lights and set up, along with the finally cool breeze, make it a pretty great place to blog from… And, as one of my friends put it, you don’t have to shovel sunshine.
I’ve been loving workouts lately, been on and off with my eating (summer means fresh fruit and ice cream and I’m happy to enjoy it and not just say no) but feeling fit – and a lot of that has to do with my mindset! It’s mindset month over at Jill Fit Physiques, and I’ve been inspired by her thoughts on how we must not only change our habits and actions but our mindset, too (most especially), if we want to experience for-the-long-haul change. Or, to stick with my “W” alliteration in the title, I’ve been thinking about how my worldview shapes the rest of my actions thanks to Jill’s prompts. She’s been sharing a lot on her Facebook page, so be sure to browse and see what you might be able to take away from her insights!
I also sure appreciate Pat Flynn‘s social media shares like his post about 5 food myths that need to die. No longer do I tell everyone to for sure eat breakfast or worry about them eating a post-dinner meal. The more I learn about nutrition the more I am convinced that it depends on the person – there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to how you structure your eating. In fact, to read about someone who’s done it all, check out Jen Comas Keck‘s post highlighting various eating trends.
As far as workouts go, I’ve been loving me some kettlebells (what else is new? They are the BEST!) and the once a week sprint session (doing some tomorrow morning – 15 minutes long, all out for a short distance and repeat). Here’s a fantastic cardio workout that I found from Tina that I’ve done with 2 clients and done myself:
I pushed hard on my (indoor) run, getting up to 10 MPH several times on the treadmill and did my burpees and swings unbroken. It felt so good to push hard, but I was beat for ages after! 5 full rounds + the run for me… How many rounds could YOU do?! My goal was to beat Tina, who is about 6 weeks postpartum and rocked juuust under 5 rounds – thanks for inspiring me and pushing me to rest less, Tina! 😉 Let me know if you try it. I also had a small Rip Trainer class that day so I worked out with a member and had an unexpectedly tough workout on the Rip Trainer too – as should always be expected with that thing.
I also have loved the #leanandlovely workouts that Neghar and Jen are putting out, including the Tortoise and the Hare workout with kettlebell jump squats. What a burner for your glutes and hammies! How have I never done this move before? Other than that, I’ve been keeping busy with clients, making the most of weekends with family and fun adventures and enjoying the summer fun! We are off for the long weekend to raft a new-to-us river with some family members and try to hike 35 miles up and down 3 mountain passes with a friend on Sunday. …it’s going to be a killer weekend. Real food (making that fuel now) plus our favorites from MEC for quick fuel and I’m excited to share the results when it’s all done.
So…what about you? Any good workouts to share? Summer getaways or favorite foods? Share some links in the comments and cheers to finishing the week strong and enjoying another summer weekend. Live well & be well!