This week was wonderfully productive and fun – a great way to come back from a long weekend. This weekend, I have very little on the agenda which I’m so excited about! Decorating for Hanukkah, hanging out with friends, and what will hopefully be a healthy and delicious brunch that (if all goes well) I’ll share next week!
My workouts this week were varied and super fun. I always try to take a day or two off each week from my heavy workouts, but on those days, I try my best to hit a high step count (which for me is anything over 14,000)
Monday – Zumba at the Ailey Extension
Tuesday – off, 14,685 steps
Wednesday – Barre at FlyBarre
Thursday – off, 16,886 steps
Friday – Spinning at FlyWheel
Saturday – Broadway Dance at Broadway Bodies
Sunday – Yoga at Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness
Here are some of my faves from the week.
New York City Christmas lights
Adorable puppies in adorable sweaters (This is Abbey Road, my parents pup)
Fishing in the Hudson River. A rare site.
My favorite part of the week – a live recording of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me at the NJ Performing Arts Center. The picture’s not great, but I can check this off my bucket list!
Have a great weekend!!!
**None of the links in this post are affiliates nor is this post sponsored by any of the mentioned studios. All opinions are my own.
6:15am at Flywheel Lincoln Square
I’m a routine and structure driven person. I love to plan ahead and doing the same activity on a regular basis isn’t boring to me – it’s comforting. I like to re-watch the same TV shows, eat the same breakfast, and exercise at the same time each day. Being a creature of habit has its pros and cons. On one hand, it’s easy for me to start a new routine by just committing to it on a regular basis. On the other hand, when something interrupts my routine, I have a very hard time sticking to my plan.
I like to exercise right after work at least 3 days a week (plus 1 weekend workout). I prefer to leave directly from the office and head to class so that once it’s done, it’s done. I can go out with friends or cook a nice meal at home and know that my workout is complete. When I’m on this schedule, I know exactly when I need to eat my meals and my snacks to have enough energy; it works like clockwork. But when my evening schedule conflicts with this plan, it’s a struggle for me to fit everything in.
This week, my future in-laws are in town. While I love having them here and enjoy spending time with them, we have plans every night this week and as I planned out my gym schedule I realized there was no way to fit in all of my workouts this week. I knew I’d have to improvise by working out in the morning – before the sun came up.
I won’t lie – this morning was a challenge. A 6am alarm was tough, but planning ahead was the key. I put that workout on my schedule and signed up for the class on Sunday. By the time my alarm went off today, I had no excuse.
For me, planning ahead is the best way to stick to a commitment when life gets in the way. What about you? Are you a creature of habit or do you like to vary your routine? What tricks or techniques do you use?