The "Non-worker-outer's" diary
By ERIN BROWN
Okay, so I’m going to be honest and tell you…I’m completely off the bandwagon. Yes, it’s true. As soon as I got back from Fashion Week in New York it was bad-food city. Add lethargy from jet lag as well as work to catch up on, basically I’ve done nothing for six weeks except eat horribly and walk through the doors of the gym to stretch and then leave. Seriously.
So, with that said, I am here to tell you that yes, I’m glad I worked out. It was not all a waste nor done in vain. It was not a phase. I’ve just been having a slight lull in motivation for the past few weeks, but I can feel myself coming out of it. The good news: from working out before, there is still definition there. It will be easy to segue into getting my shape back probably within the first two weeks once I return to physical activity (you can do this too).
My friends have been going to “dance it off” and other classes at Sports Village. I want to try them as an option. Options are fun – the more the better. Also the bar class in Green Hills (where I just got my new place!!) is an exercise I’ve been dying to try; I made an appointment today for a month trial. Even horseback riding works your muscles and is enjoyable as enjoyable can get! Baby steps, doing activities you love (or are tolerable) and before you know it, you’re on a roll again!
No worries this time around, because I’m actuallymwanting to go work out, just to be outside. I’m wondering if any of you have made an effort over the past few months and tried any of the classes I recommended or gotten a personal trainer to help you reach your goals?
If so, let me know! I’d love to hear your stories. Thanks to the staff and lovely owners of Sports Village for the diet and fitness tips. Also thanks for their phenomenal classes and a very special thanks to their trainers. And thanks to YOU for reading and hopefully going through this journey with me. See you poolside!
Tiny tips to help you stay on track:
Subscribe to a fitness magazine to keep you in check or “Cooking Light.” Cooking Light has delicious recipes that really cut the calories, oftentimes using hearty foods and complementing their taste with citrus juices and spices rather than butter.
This summer, make your own popsicles out of healthy smoothies made in a blender. Simply add two or three of your favorite fruits, a splash of OJ, low fat yogurt, ice and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and stash in the freezer for a super yummy and low-calorie snack.
Erin Brown can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.