In the last few months of 2013, fitness had sort of fallen away as a priority for me. And that would be ok (I don't mind being a wee bit softer and rounder for a time) except that not exercising actually makes me anxious. And that's not ok. So in this wonderful new year, I'm trying to find ways to fit fitness (ha ha) into my new routines and habits. This means cutting back a bit from where I used to be, but I'm realizing, it doesn't have to be so all or nothing. I can just do a little bit, every day; it's all about balance.
Here's what I'm doing...
P90X3. Yeah baby. Totally cheesy? Uh huh. Good despite that? You betcha. And it's just half an hour, which is what really won me over.
But, and this is important if you're going to be doing any kind of cross training or HIIT stuff, do not do it in your running shoes. I tried it with mine, and after a few days of jumping around in them my hips hurt, my knees hurt, my ankles hurt, and at some point I was even convinced I'd broken some little bone in my foot.
(This is the part where I get to shop, in the guise of bettering myself.)
I did some research and found these beauties (on sale!) which are built sort of like the Nike Free, but with added lateral movement support as well, and I swear, all my aches and pains are gone! The idea is that the Lunar Elements (not gonna lie, I love that name) allow your foot to move as it would if you were barefoot, while still giving some shock absorption and support.
Look how much they bend! I tell you, I am in love with these. They are bringing me joy like I never anticipated. So, to those of you who have more variety in your exercise routine than just forward motion, I highly recommend them.
Plus, they're kind of cute, aren't they?