I have worked out for almost 30 years. I am very proud of that fact!
As I strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle–a never ending battle by the way, I am always amused when trainers act surprised that I can move as well as I do or have the strength that I do. My routine is not perfect, but I always do my best to push myself and get a good workout each day. Some days are better than others. I also engage a personal trainer from time-to-time to learn a new skill or to help me get out of my old routine. The best thing about exercise–when I am done!
I have done it all over the years: starting out in my 20′s with the old aerobics-style classes and then later on adding, kickboxing, pilates, yoga, hip hop (I could not stop laughing), spinning, ab lab, drums alive (at 8:00 AM that did not last very long), total body, and most recently kettle bell workout. I have found it is just important to keep moving and so, I do my best to keep moving at least four times a week. For an hour each day. I do strength training at least twice a week and some form of cardio every day.
I feel more comfortable at an all-women’s gym, I have worked out with the boys as well. But, it is more fun to sweat with the girls! I vary from going to classes to working out on my own. It just depends upon how I feel that day.
I am often asked where I get my workout clothes as I have found that having bright colored clothes make me look forward to working out. I love it when the regular size women ask me where I get my clothes! My tank and short-sleeve tops come from Neon Buddha–all 15 of them! I have several different styles to match the season and mood. I love all cotton with a bit of spandex so I can move and breathe!
My leggings and capris come from Diane Kennedy like these cafe leggings. I love the way they feel. They never, ever fade, lose their shape or wear out. So, start moving! Summer is the perfect time. Walk around your neighborhood. Join a gym. Just keep moving in style!
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