I am an absolute creature of habit. I love routine, it makes me happy. Simple.
When it comes to working out, I am exactly the same as well. I tend to workout the same times and days each week and for me it's perfect for consistency and also my mental health.
Since the start of covid, my routine has definitely changed and I have incorporated working out into my week even more - I guess because I did so much of it during lockdown, it's hard to stop now.
The best way for me to ensure that I workout is by booking my classes/workouts into my diary. There has to be a pretty big reason for me to cancel my workouts - and coffee dates with friends for example, is not enough (I will meet you after my workout!).
I've been training with some amazing trainers over the last few years and so I wanted to give them all a shoutout because they are all brilliant.
I currently do Pilates (a mixture of reformer and mat work) twice a week, HIIT once a week and yoga at least 3 times a week.
PILATES & HIIT
For yoga, I have been training with Adele at InHale Yoga for years. Her classes are the best. I also love Sarah & Jane from The Yoga Family. They also offer online classes and studio workshops and are just fab as well.
For those of you who also just like to workout online, I can't recommend the Nike Training Club app enough. I've been using this for years and it just keeps getting better and better. It's completely free and has a plethora of workouts to choose from including HIIT, yoga (plus lots more) and also health and wellness advice.
I also love to go for walks when I can with friends and my husband. In all honesty, I am definitely a 'fair weather' walker though and so even though I've got the best coat ever for walking (I love this brand - absolutely worth the investment), I prefer to stay in the cosy warm house!
Moving your body is so important for your mental health and physical health. The movement helps your body release lymph and toxins out of the body, increases your oxygen intake and releases endorphins and so as much as it might not be enjoyable during, you will definitely reap the rewards afterwards.
Thank you so much for reading,
Lots of love,