Happy HUMP DAYYYY!
Today has flown by for it being the longest day of the year- I’m not even sure if I can believe that today had the most daylight.
I follow this instagrammer, NutritionStripped, and in her story today she discussed something interesting that I’ve actually been pondering lately. Workouts don’t have to be a big to-do; they can just be a good part of your day. No special routines are required. Stacey’s version here: No “Slay” water bottles with graphic tee shirts. No fancy notebooks to lug around the gym. Sometimes it’s nice to just move your body without adding stress to it- just move! Whatever kind of movement makes you happy.
I’ve been trying to be more mindful in my own workouts without making them a thing. For instance, a couple days a week I try to run without any gadgets or music in my ears. I love running with goals and looking down to see that I’m staying on pace, but sometimes it’s SO NICE to just move your feet and let your thoughts swirl around without being drowned out by some Kelly Clarkson (the girl makes great running music, y’all). Pure, undisturbed movement. Also, I have NO ROUTINE when I go to the gym- I know- this will make some people absolutely NUTS. But for me it works right now.
However, if you do need some guidance fear not! I have somethin’ for ya 😉
Summer Solstice Workout (that can be done any day of the year)
It’s a doozy, and it’s for the whole body
-1 mile, easy
-Set a timer, jump rope for 5 minutes (I use this weighted jump rope)
-21 air squats
-21 high knees
-jump rope for 5 minutes
*Repeat 6 times
-1 mile, easy
Recovery smoothie with frozen banana, Vega protein, a few frozen blueberries, and water. That’s it! Oh, and topped with some oats because I didn’t consume enough carbs today.
And here’s a selfie, because I have blueberry seeds lodged in my teeth and I didn’t even notice. You’re welcome.
-Do you like to have a workout routine when you head to the gym?
-What’s your favorite way to move? Spin class? Yoga? Weights? Dance parties in the kitchen?