Hey everyone! September is here and halfway over but, it's like a second New Year for me. You know what that means? It's time to recommit to our health and fitness goals! This month, let's focus on being happy and taking care of ourselves.
For me, setting a daily goal of at least 30 minutes of movement has been a game-changer. I aim to get my heart pumping with 30 minutes of moderate cardio every day. Sometimes, I hop on my Peloton bike for a fun and energizing ride, or I simply go for a walk outside to enjoy nature throw my AirPods in and listen to a good Podcast, while getting my heart rate up. Find what cardio activities work best for you and make it enjoyable!
In addition to cardio, strength training has been a key component of my routine. I've found that even with limited equipment, a simple dumbbell and bodyweight routine can be highly effective. Here's how I break it down:
- Monday: Full Body
- Tuesday: Upper Body
- Thursday: Lower Body
- Friday: Upper Body
By targeting different muscle groups throughout the week, I can achieve a well-rounded strength training routine and I have optimal time to recover in between. Remember, if you're a beginner, start with lighter weights and focus on proper form. Don't worry if you don't have access to dumbbells - bodyweight exercises are fantastic for building strength too!
I really need to work on my flexibility and stretching. So, I've decided to incorporate yoga into my routine at least once a week. Yoga not only helps with flexibility but also provides a calming and meditative aspect to my fitness journey. It's a great way to unwind and take care of both my body and mind.
That's it, my friends! By setting a goal of 30 minutes of cardio every day, incorporating a simple strength training routine, and adding yoga for flexibility, we can make September a month of rejuvenation and recommitment to our health. Let's support and motivate each other on this journey. Share your favorite cardio workouts or strength training exercises in the comments below, and let's inspire one another!