I’m talking a bit about my favorite workout resources today because I know it can be difficult to stay motivated and find what to rely on.
It is no secret I am a runner and feel very passionate about it. I recently cheered on some friends in a race, and I literally got goosebumps watching everyone. I’m telling you, there’s something so special about a race that is hard to describe to someone who has never participated in one.
While I usually rely on running for my main form of exercise, I’ve had to take a step back due to injury and identify that problem. I think I am making great strides in the right direction and can’t wait to talk to you all about how I am doing this.
In the meantime, I’ve tried to find other forms of fitness that still excite me. At the beginning of 2017, I said I wanted to invest in my health this year, which is why I am working hard to stay focused. While I still need to work on the healthy eating out aspect, I think I’ve done much better at home and cooking-wise.
It’s pretty cool how just a few small changes can make a big difference. If you’re struggling to get back into a routine and don’t know where to start, I recommend you make long-term goals and short-term goals. It helps me to lay out what I want to accomplish each week, as well as what needs my focus. When I write it down, I am more driven to actually get it done. Anyone else that way, too?
Another place to start is online looking for resources. There is a LOT out there, but that just means you can find almost anything you’re searching for. To help you minimize this search, I’m giving you my favorite workout resources, which I’ve been using some on the reg and love them.
I have always loved going to classes, but have never really been able to go because of marathon training. On my little running hiatus I’m currently on, I’ve been able to go to so many different classes and I am L-O-V-I-N-G it! How I make it possible? Using StudioHop! For just $135 a month, I can go to an unlimited amount of classes. I try to go to at least 5 per week, which is quite the bang for your buck. And no, this isn’t sponsored, I just really love it! It is very similar to ClassPass, I just found more freedom in StudioHop.
If you haven’t thought to use Pinterest as a workout resource yet, then get on it, friend! Seriously, there is an infinite amount to be found and you can search specifics of exactly what you’re looking for. I find great yoga exercises, stretches, and strength workouts on here. Make sure to follow me, I’m really stepping up my game if I do say so myself 😉
Anyone else need an imaginary accountability partner? Well, here’s yours even if you didn’t want one! I love this free app because it incorporates a calorie counter, exercise log and community all into one. Community is so important, especially for fitness journeys, which sets this app apart from others. It’s also very easy to use and has most food on there already!
My sister introduced me to Tone It Up and honestly, I am so mesmerized by both the trainers! These two sisters are encouraging, energetic and smart. They constantly push out content- including new recipes, blog posts, workouts and challenges! The TIU community looks to be incredibly strong and empowering, so I’d highly recommend looking into it if you’re searching for that.
I have loved Pop Sugar for the longest time and while I don’t get on it as frequently as I used to, I know they’re still a very reliable resource. Pop Sugar has got it all when it comes to fitness resources and being on top of the latest trends. If you need recipes, tough workouts, lifestyle recommendations or anything of the sort, this is your place to go!
We are so fortunate to have so many amazing resources at our access when it comes to staying fit and being healthy.
Where are your favorite workout resources?