My word for 2017 is “move”, which I blogged about it a few weeks ago. I know. Hi. I have’t been blogging much. Honestly, I’m trying to keep up with keeping much more active this year, than I was last. Being more organized in my life. And a whole buncha other stuff.
When I think of exercising IÂ admit when I get a little stressed as I picture myself doing all these activities I don’t enjoy. But let me tell ya folks, when you find an activity that can get your heart rate goin’ that you enjoy – keep at’er. Although always super fun to me, I consciously remind myself that climbing is a workout. I’m in my 30’s now guys and I’m noticing I have to be more active, a lot more regularly than usual.
Today I’m here to share some of my favourite ways to stay active. Do you think you can make a list of your own? Leave me a note in the comments!
Climbing| Climbing has and always will have a piece of my heart. As of 2017, it marks 22 years of my climbing journey. Nuts right? Although I don’t go as often as I’d like (I don’t have a membership anymore because it costs a lot!), I do like to pop in one a week for a bouldering session.
Yoga| More specifically, yin yoga only. I attend a yoga class at the climbing gym, and I prefer to attend a yin yoga with a certain instructor since I feel like I can totally mellow out with her voice, and really sink in what she’s suggesting we do. Plus, those deep hip stretches are perfect for climbers as a warm-up for a good bouldering sesh.
Riding my bike|Â Those that know me here in California understand to never ask me to hang out after dark. But there are times lately that I’ve been cycling around come dusk (and peddling back home fast to beat the sunset lol). Specialized hooked me up with some bike lights that I totally appreciate.
Running|Â I have a love-hate with running. I’ve always found it difficult (minus the sprinting, I love those lol). I don’t love going for longer runs, and anything past 6km is crazy long for me. Alfie, my Husband and I go out for a weekly 6km run together every weekend. I hate it, but I love it at the same time.Â I used to run outside solo, but I had a scare with some random strangers who creeped me out, so now I stick to the treadmill at our complex.
Hiking| I don’t mean hiking up mountains in Alberta and British Columbia, because I’ve done that and cried all along the way (hopefully it went unnoticed!). Hiking up a steep ass mountain for hours on end with my husband before we were married was rough. Can’t beat the views, that’s for sure. But what I’m talking about is going out in the woods here in California and hiking with my husband, and Alfie… on a not-so steep incline ;)
Lifting Weights| Guys, I miss CrossFit so bad. I miss the community, I miss my workout buddies, and I miss being told what to do when I enter the gym for a workout. Lifting weights on your own or not knowing what to do is rough. I prefer someone telling me what to do, in a gym! Lol. This is another thing that isn’t so regular on my radar, but I hope to do more weights in the upcoming future. Halp.
Blogilates| I know Blogilates has a huge YouTube following, and I knew about her for years. But I’ve only recently subscribed to her for some quick and not-so-easy workouts when I know I’m sitting at my computer too much. I really love doing the workouts that don’t require weights (because we don’t have any in the house, even though I suppose I could use cans of soup to lift.. lol). Plus, it’s free! Or if you’re not the biggest fan of Blogilates, enter into YouTube any sort of workout you want to do (I usually enter in “20 minute workout” and scroll til I find something appealing).