I have been getting a ton of feedback on my body (luckily positive) and I am so thankful to each and every one of you for your comments! I wanted to share the few simple changes that I’ve made that have allowed me to actually make improvements in my body. To give context, after I ran my 15k and half marathon last year I was severely injured and I couldn’t continue running long distances…I could barely walk in heels! I switched up my workouts to focus on strength training over cardio and I have found it has really had an impact.
I workout about 4-5 times a week depending on my schedule. I have been using the Nike Training Club app and I love the workouts since there are a number of options depending on how much time you have. My current favorites are the Abs and Arms and Tabata Toned Workout so I would love to hear what you think of them if you test them out. As I get more advanced, I’ll add my own spin on things like introducing weights or stacking more than one workout from the app for a total body workout.
I have been loving this HIIT workout I discovered on Somewhere, Lately. I do this about 3 times a week and find that it is working really well! I’m getting back in to running, slowly but surely and this has been a great way to get my cardio in without damaging my feet any further.
I choose to eat pretty clean Monday through Friday and prepare my lunches and dinner in advanced. I don’t restrict myself on weekends because I am not trying to be a supermodel or anything. And I try to restrict my alcohol intake though lately there has been much to celebrate so I have to keep it in check because there are so many wasted calories in wine (but it is so delicious)!
I will do another post on what I eat and I snapchat my meal prep frequently (find me @lexniko). But for now I hope these simple little tips help your workout. If you have any questions on workout style or fitting it in, please leave me a comment below or send me an email!