If only Boston wasn’t under feet of snow and this exercise picture could be a reality in my life! Working out is particularly difficult to motivate myself to be consistent with in the winter. Once the chill of the Fall sets in my desire to run outside shrivels and I looks for indoor activities (not that it was a big appetite anyway).
Luckily, there are a lot of great ways to stay active through gyms and classes. I’ve grown to love classes as a way to stay engaged and push myself. When my own desire to sweat and kick butt starts to go, I can count on an instructor to make me drop lower or increase the gage of my bike. Plus all the other attendees in great shape in cute outfits is wonderful inspiration!
Since I entered the “real world” and started working, my exercising habits have fallen off. I used to be good at planning workouts, going for runs and eating the right food. It was easy with a flexible student schedule. After running a 5k and realizing how out of shape I am, this spring I finally got my butt in gear. I’m getting better at exercising a couple days a week. It’s been wonderful to feel my muscles become more defined and to have more energy. I haven’t bought much fashionable work out gear yet (still wearing college t-shirts) but I’m starting to branch out.
This drawing shows a combination of my old and new workout outfit choices. I’m addicted to running shorts that cut up the sides in fun colors. While still casual this girl looks put together and ready to conquer the gym or an exercise class!