Upon request, here is my daily workout routine! My focus has always been on feeling healthy. For me, this meant modifying my diet slightly and getting some form of exercise in every day. I use the term 'exercise routine' loosely. Don't expect to find an intense full body workout routine here. Rather, expect to find small ways that have helped me feel my best. For example, the ab routine I do daily. Don't freak out, its 10 minutes long. Here's exactly what I do everyday that helps me stay in shape:
Let's Get Physical
Something I do everyday is run one mile (more if I have time). Unknowingly, I've been following in the footsteps of Mark Zuckerberg. In 2016, the Facebook founder set a goal to run one mile everyday for 365 days. For the runners reading this, I know this isn't a lot. Many days I put in more than a mile, but I always run the minimum. If you read my 2018 Dream Board post, you'd know that one of my goals is to train/run a half marathon.
Another thing I do everyday is an ab routine by the YouTube channel "Tone It Up". It's only 10 minutes long and uses your entire core. Try it a few times and see if it works for you. Find the link here.
In addition to those two basic everyday workouts, I try to supplement in squats, arm and back workouts. This is something I do maybe once a week.
Let's Talk Diet
I think a big part of my overall health is my diet. Last semester I cut out dairy. I know, how could one ever give up cheese?? It sucks. Now, I eat cheese sparingly but have switched all other dairy products to soy or almond. I drink coffee everyday and use almond milk. Did you notice the Starbucks Reserve cup in the photos? Yep, that's an iced caramel macchiato with almond milk (my fave).
I've found that I'm more energized and physically feel better when I eat well. Also, cutting out dairy has improved my skin.
I know that everyone's bodies are different. What works for me may not work for you. I challenge you to find what makes you feel healthy and stick to it. We only have one body so let's try to make it our best.
1 Timothy 4:8
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.