As a nurse, health and wellness are an integral part of my life. I am continually reading research articles on the latest and greatest health information so that I can teach my patient’s everything they need to know. I teach my patients all about vitamins, the mind-body connection, the power of nutrition and everything else in between. When it comes to health and wellness, fitness is something that it so important. Exercising isn’t just about getting washboard abs, it’s about improving your overall health.
I know that fitness is so important but I’ve this past year I’ve realized that it is so easy to cancel your workout and binge-watch a TV show on Netflix instead. (I have done this a few times this past year, #sorrynotsorry). In 2018, I am committed to finding the motivation to keep working on my fitness.
Here are my 2018 fitness goals:
Sign up for one month of Orange Theory
I tried Orange Theory once and it was such a great workout. You do interval training on the treadmill, rowing and weight exercises. It kicked my butt! I was sore for an entire week. My favorite part was that they hook you up to a heart monitor and send you a report after class so that you can see what your heart rate was and how many calories you burned during class!
I ended up only doing the trial class though because I was so out of shape. Now that I’ve been doing barre I’m in a better spot to try Orange Theory for real.
Find a Yoga Studio that I actually like
There are so many benefits to yoga but the two that I really like are the stretching and the mindfulness. I always leave a yoga class feeling positive and relaxed. I have tried to re-create this situation at home with online yoga videos but it just doesn’t seem to have the same mental impact.
So for 2018, I want to test out a few yoga studios (since there are so many) and find one that I really like! Boston ladies, send me all your recommendations pretty please!
Run 100 miles
I have never been a big runner but it is something that I want to get back into. In college, we used to host a 5K as a philanthropy event every year but I never took it seriously in the fitness sense. It was always just an excuse for fun pictures and chatting with sisters. This time, I want to get back into running and possibly even run a race. Who wants to join?
Find a way to workout at home
One of the things I’ve noticed this past year is that I only workout when I’ve signed up for a fitness class. So if a time doesn’t work for my schedule I just don’t workout that day. I want to broaden my horizons and become more independent when it comes to working out. I am thinking about BBG, some YouTube videos or even a Tabata app.