HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE! Yep - I feel like shit too, why because I'm an idiot and clearly in my 9 years of drinking haven't learned my lesson yet. I am hung over today. But I want to workout. So I Googled the shit out of "How to workout with a Hangover" and read some very interesting Blogs and Articles. In this process I was chugging water, taking an Advil, eating a banana and getting easily distracted by the blaring TV my boyfriend was watching. All I wanted to do was put back on my P.J's, snuggle up next to him and change the channel to some corny movie and not move until about 6pm when we would be paying the Chinese delivery man for our dinner. Anyways getting back on track... how the hell am I going to workout today? Well I will tell you what I did. Main point to this exercise routine - Don't Be a Super Hero! You're just going to let your body know who's boss - Don't over do it!
START WITH DYNAMIC STRETCHES: What the hell are those? Well it's kinda like warming up the joints. Arm circles, ankle pops (going up and down on your tippy-toes), hip openers (swaying your legs forward and backward), you get the point?
GET THOSE MUSCLES FATIGUED: Meaning feel the burn. Choose like 4-6 different work-outs.
Then I do this routine 2-3 times until I can feel the muscles screaming at me!
(meaning I'm fatiguing them).
GO FOR A WALK OUTSIDE: Yeah I know - Vancouver is always raining - BUT this is going to give you a nice cold and fresh environment. Just 20 minutes will do. So grab your rain jacket and walk to the store to go buy yourself some iced tea, lemonade, vitamin water - whatever your drink of choice is. RESIST THE URGE TO BUY JUNK FOOD!
I'm serious - eating crappy food will make you feel crappy. Remember that old saying " You are what you eat "
Yeah Yeah Shut Up!
STRETCH AT HOME: Just some basics. If you don't know basic stretching yet - well I don't know if there is hope for you. Kidding! YouTube or Google it!
DONE! See that wasn't so hard and believe me I felt WAY better then I did 45 minutes ago.
Feeling weak, anxious and unconnected to my body lead me to start exercising. I joined a dance class once a week and after every dance class I had a glow about me, and it wasn't just from the sweat that I built up in class, it was something more. I realized it was the endorphins that were being produced from the physical activity I was doing. Join me and start moving and feel the difference. Read my blog to get motivation, try the exercises I've posted, contact me for personal training, bootcamps, workout cards or just go for a walk. Any activity is good activity.