Now that my daughter is back in school, I get to resume my workouts on a regular basis. I did workout over the summer, but I have to admit that it did start to taper off. Once it hit August, my three times a week workouts turned into once or twice a week.
I always work better when I have a goal in mind. This past spring, I worked out 3-4 times a week because we were going on a family vacation in June to Disney’s Aulani in Hawaii. I had wanted to try stand-up paddleboarding while there. I’d heard that in SUP, it helps to have a strong core & arms. So I did TRX workouts on a weekly basis. I have to say that it really helped & my arms did not hurt after doing SUP (twice) while on vacation.
In five months, I’m going to be running a 5k at Disneyland. The Never Land 5k is part of the Tinkerbell Half Marathon weekend taking place in January 2014 at Disneyland. I’m hoping to do a 5k in October or November of this year, so I’m training for that now.
Some of my essential workout items are my Sparkly Soul headband, water (sometimes flavored with MiO), good music from my iPod & pre/post workout snacks!
One of the things I like to eat pre or post-workout is dried fruits & nuts. Sometimes I’ll eat yogurt with flaxseed. If it was a grueling workout, then I’ll treat myself to an iced coffee. My favorite snack bars are KIND bars. My favorite flavor is the Fruit & Nut Delight.
What are your workout goals for the coming months? Are you going to take any new classes, learn a new activity or train for a marathon? Sound off in the comments section below!