First off, thank you all so much for your sweet comments on my hair! I could never have imagined that I’d love it this much. I feel lighter, physically, mentally, and emotionally and it’s absolutely amazing!
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m a sunshine gal. If it was summertime year-round, I’d be happy. What can I say? I was born and raised in California and we love being outside in the warm weather!
For the past month I’ve been toying with the idea of canceling my gym membership for the summer. Not only is it a good 20-minute drive from my apartment, it’s expensive. And since I can do (almost) everything at my apartment or outside, it seems rather pointless. I do know I’ll miss the classes but there are spin/yoga studios and tons of hiking trails all within walking distance of me. But the truth of the matter is that my life just no longer revolves around exercise and I don’t need a gym anymore.
For example, I went to the park near my house earlier this week and created this 20-30 minute cardio workout. It incorporates sprints rather than steady-state running and the intervals will keep your heart rate up the entire time. Plus, it flies by since you’re not doing any one thing for longer than a minute!
The circuit is 5 minutes long so you can repeat it however many times you’d like! I suggest 4-6 for a 20 or 30 minute cardio workout. Make sure you cool down and stretch afterwards to avoid injury or soreness and don’t push yourself if something feels uncomfortable. Of course, this could also be done in a gym- just hop off the treadmill for the walking lunches and jump squats!
What are your thoughts on gym memberships during the summer?
Here’s to sunshine and summertime…