I'm on a roll. For the past couple of weeks, I have been eating healthy and working out every day. I feel so motivated to continue down this path right now. My problem is figuring out what kind of workout I'm going to do every day. I get bored really, really easy when it comes to working out. I've done a few workout DVDs in the past, and I just can't stay motivated enough to stick with them. I hate having to watch the same DVD over and over again.
This summer I've been trying to mix things up. I've been taking my workouts outside, and I am loving it! Maybe it's just the heat, but I feel like I'm really doing something when I work up a sweat outside. I feel like I'm getting so much stronger day by day.
My brother came down to visit me last week, and we decided to spend the day at a state park near my house. There's a swimming beach and a hiking trail, so I figured I could get a decent workout in. I wore my heart rate monitor just to see how my calorie burn was. I burned over 900 calories just by enjoying myself outside!
We started out doing a 2-mile hike through the woods. It was gorgeous. I worked up a sweat and was definitely huffing and puffing through some of the climbs, but I barely noticed it because I was too busy admiring the beautiful flowers and taking in the jaw-dropping views from the top of the bluffs we were standing on. Then we went swimming at the public beach to cool down. It was a perfect day and a perfect way to work out.
I want to incorporate more real-world workouts into my routine. This is the reason I want to get fit in the first place. I am an outdoors girl at heart, but my weight has been keeping me from doing the things I love for so long. I absolutely cannot wait until next summer when I'm closer to my goal!
What's your favorite outdoor activity?