Workout Schedule

I’ve gone through many workout “phases.” I’ve done the “Bikram yoga everyday for a month,” “Barry’s bootcamp 3x week,” “running 6-8 miles every morning,” “pilates and yoga 2x week,” “SLT until I couldn’t walk,” “Kayla Itsines BBG program 5x week,” and the “not exercising ever.” The latter phase was about 5 years ago. I was modeling full time and had achieved that “skinny-fat,” zer0-muscle look thanks to no exercise and a low-protein diet. Yay me. Surprisingly, this was one of the most insecure periods of my life. I didn’t feel strong and I didn’t think I looked particularly attractive.

IMG_4571.jpgMy first foray into exercise started with taking Pilates with my mother. Pilates is all about form and full-body awareness. I later realized that this attention to particular muscles in the body is important with any exercise. I started taking yoga almost everyday to accompany my pilates practice. Yoga helped me improve my balance and build leg strength. However, I stagnated in my yoga practice. I was doing it everyday but I wasn’t becoming stronger or better at it. My “aha” moment came when I started doing less yoga and added kickboxing into my routine.

For the past few years, I have been changing up what I do for my workouts. I have always been a strong believer in only doing workouts that I enjoy. So, when I find something I like I keep it in my routine. Also, I’m big into trying new methods or studios around New York. I have tried SLT, Barry’s Bootcamp, Modelfit, Soulcycle, Flywheel, Tracy Anderson, etc. Mostly, I stick to what I can do at my gym (to save money). For example, this is what I did last week:

Monday: Kickboxing Class

Tuesday: Kayla Itsines’ BBG Legs 

Wednesday: Kayla Itsine’s BBG Abs and Arms

Thursday: Yoga

Friday: SLT (pilates reformer) class

Saturday: 30/60/90 (interval training with weights) class

Sunday: 7 mile/1 hour run with intervals

I’ve become better at listening to my how my body feels. I could have a week where I don’t workout for a few days because my muscles need a rest.  And I’ve actually gotten stronger the more rest days/weeks I’ve taken.

My body is happiest when I am active. I have found that that “running high” that people refer to can apply to any exercise. My ending advice is this: Recognize what you love and what makes your body feel its best and never stop exploring new possibilities for what that could be.

Happy Monday!

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