Since I have been slacking of posting lately I thought I would update the blog on my fitness for this past summer. I have been working out regularly – just not posting about it. Things have been busy this past summer with my oldest son graduating high school in June and then my twins sons taking drivers education classes and learning to drive. I did find time to workout at least five days a week though, which is important to me.
The workouts I have done this past summer are a combination of different things. I think summer time is a time for variety since you can get outside more and do things like walk, ride a bike or swim. So, in addition to doing some of my workout dvd’s and some home yoga sequences from Yoga Journal magazine I did a few days a week of walking and a couple of swimming since we have a pool. I have also been riding my bike to the store or just riding it early some mornings instead of walking.
I was really enjoying my early, 6:30 am, morning walks for a few weeks but have recently stopped doing that. The reason being that there are these two loose dogs that seem kind of feral and they have actually bit a couple of my neighbors in the past few months. The animal control people are having a hard time tracking these dogs and catching them – it was even on our local TV news a couple of weeks ago. So, I decided to go back to riding my bike in the morning since I could probably out bike them but I am definitely in trouble if I am walking and alone.
The beginning of the summer I also bought a pilates ring and I have been using that some as well with some pilates workouts I do at home. I also like using my foam roller that I bought a couple of years ago when I get back from biking or walking.
The workout dvd’s I used this past summer were mainly from Cathe Friedrich – I love her workouts! I primarily used the Low Impact Series dvd’s about twice a week – alternating them between walking, biking or yoga days. Cathe has a new workout series called Strong and Sweaty that is coming out later this Fall. I will probably end up ordering it since all of her workouts are always good. I believe it is around $50.00 for 5 dvd workouts with free shipping if you order now. I am not affiliated with her workouts or blog I just like her workouts and wanted to share.
So, have you been exercising this summer? I would love to hear about what you have been doing in the comments.
Have a great Labor Day Weekend!