HELLO! HAPPY FRIDAY! HAPPY MARCH!
Sheesh! I haven’t talked to you guys here since the middle of February! If you follow me on Insta, you probably already know that I had a loooong and fulfilling trip to New York, where I ate my weight in pizza, bagels and Italian food and spent quality time with my friends and family. It was a great trip but I am so happy to be home.
Yesterday morning I posted a yoga video on my Instagram and started to write a book in the caption about all the workouts I’m looking forward to this month, then realized, “hey, I have a blog! I should write all this there!” So, here I am! Excited and ready to tell you all about the fun workouts I have planned for this month!
Happy March! It’s one of my favorite months and not just because my birthday is the 21st. March means SPRING, warmer weather, birds chirping, longer days, more sunlight! . I don’t know about you but I seem to have a lot more energy during the warmer months. I’m super excited to incorporate some new (and old) workouts into my routine this month. I plan to write a blog post about all the fun things I have planned in the next few days! . To be completely honest, I hesitated to post this video because I know my form isn’t great. But I also know that yoga is never about perfection. It’s about progress, it’s about making small improvements each time you get on your mat and, most important, it’s about not judging yourself or expecting to be at any one place at any set time. Some days my yoga practice is on point, other days I struggle to stay in the simplest poses. . I’ve been practicing #yoga for more than a decade and there have only been a handful of times where I’ve been able to compete a vinyasa without lowering completely to the ground during a chaturanga. And that’s ok! It’s also ok that I can deadlift close to my body weight but sometimes not feel strong enough to hold myself in downward dog. Different workouts challenge our bodies in different ways and it’s so important to listen to internal cues. It’s all about #progressnotperfection. . What workouts are you excited for this month?
I have to be honest, aside from a few yoga poses, a workout DVD, and a few walks here or there, I didn’t really work out while I was in New York. I was on vacation, I didn’t feel like it, I was tired, I wanted to eat pizza instead, blah, blah, blah, blah. That said, I am so excited to get back into my routine this month with a few other fun, new-to-me workouts thrown in!
First, I’m psyched to get back to my regular Monday, Wednesday, Friday routine at Strength Ratio!
I love working out there and how strong I feel when I’m done. I’m also pretty pumped (no pun intended) to incorporate some more cardio into my workouts on my off days. I talked to one of my coaches there and she suggested I just do the conditioning sections of their hybrid strength and conditioning program on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So I see a lot more rowing, burpeeing and dying on the assault bike in my near future.
Right before I left for New York, Katie from Ladies Workout Asheville reached out to me on Instagram and invited me to check out their women only training facility and take a free training session. Of course I said HECK YES. I go in on Monday and I can’t wait to check out their gym. I know it shouldn’t matter but I have to admit I do feel a little more comfortable working out with just women. My struggles with body insecurity and confidence is a topic for a whole other post. Until then, I’m excited to report back on my thoughts and experience at Ladies Workout Asheville.
OK, so, CONFESSION, I suck at jump roping. But I’ve secretly ALWAYS wanted to be good at it. Like, do you remember those little girls double dutching on the playground in elementary school? I wanted to be them. NOW I CAN BE. Ok, maybe not, but did you read that event description? YOU GUYS, I’m going to “look like a badass who can KILL IT on a jump rope.” I am so excited and SO GRATEFUL to my friend Jenn, who organized the class. She’s awesome.
Another reason I’ll be spending A LOT more time at Rogue Combat Fitness this month is that one of my Asheville besties, Mary Beth, is now teaching a donation-based yoga class there three times a week. So excited for more yoga in my life. And especially more Mary Beth time!
And, finally, I’m really excited to try my hand at Cardio Kickboxing at Rogue Combat Fitness. I’ve never taken a kickboxing class before and am psyched to try it.
There you have it! All the workouts I have planned for March. I have a feeling my body is going to be super sore this month, but in a really good way!
What new workouts are you trying this month? Any workout or sport that you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to? Tell me about it! I want to know!
Have a great day! <3