My Fitness Routine

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend, and are all prepped to have a productive week!

Okay – not going to lie, I seriously considered not posting this post. Thoughts like “who am I to be giving fitness advice?” and “I don’t have a super toned/muscular body, nobody is going to listen to me,” were running through my head like crazy.

But, despite the self-doubt, I know how important it is to be realistic, and I can only hope that someone else out there can relate! Here is a super honest account of my everyday, normal-human-just-trying-to-be-healthy fitness routine.

I live a mile away from campus, so Monday through Friday, I power-walk to and from class and home. With all the back and forth trips, I usually average a little over 3 miles a day. A few days a week, I take extra time and walk until I reach 10,000 steps (about 6 miles). I love the mental clarity it gives me, and the time to get fresh air and just breathe. It isn’t super taxing on my body, but I’m still getting cardio in!

To complement my low-intensity exercise routine, I try to eat mainly whole foods. Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and lean protein. With the occasional In n Out burger – lol I am so not a perfect eater. Food is super important in the equation though. Whoever said “abs are made in the kitchen” was onto something!

I am not currently trying to lose or gain weight, so this routine is perfect for me and it fits into my everyday life like a glove! It allows me to relieve stress, stay active, and keep my metabolism going. I would love to build more muscle, it is something I am currently trying to work into my routine!

My best advice is to find what works for you during the season of life that you are in. Going to the gym for an hour or more everyday just does not work for me during this time of my life. Doesn’t mean it never will!

But tell me about your fitness routine! I love to hear different ways to stay fit, there are so many inspiring stories out there.

This week, my family dog, Lola has come to visit me and it is soo nice to have her here in Tucson with me. She is a 9 year old dachshund, 90% sweet and 10% sassy. AKA she loves most people, but randomly starts barking at people out of nowhere sometimes. You know I have some serious puppy fever, so she is helping fill the void a little! Haha

Hope you all have a great week!

xo,

Anna

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6 Comments

  • Reply Komal February 27, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I think this is great! I am not a fitness guru either, but little things like choosing to walk, and eating relatively healthy can help supplement gym time! I didn’t go to the gym today but I set an alarm at work every hour to do squats, push-ups and crunches! So happy you wrote about this!

    • Reply Anna Maximovitch February 27, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you!! That is SUCH a good idea to keep yourself on track! I will definitely try that, I’m really wanting to incorporate those kinds of workouts! Have a great week, Komal! 🙂

  • Reply Kit February 28, 2017 at 9:41 am

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    People underestimate the power of walking, really. That’s awesome that you walk 2+ miles everyday! And pfffft, you are pretty toned girl! Keep it up 🙂 I walk about a mile to/from work too bc my parking is that far haha! But my job requires me on to be on my feet & on average I log 15k+ on work days (compared to 500ish on days off) 😂 Happy Tuesday, you’re such a babe!

    • Reply Anna Maximovitch March 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Haha thank you so much, Kit! It is AMAZING that you log that many steps while working!! Haha much love your way!

  • Reply Declan Desmond March 17, 2017 at 1:17 am

    I’m a firm believer in taking the stairs UP any chance I get. I fly for work and it’s lots of butt in seat time, so every little bit helps. My rule is anything under 8 stories, I walk. 8-12, it depends how I feel. Elevator for everything else.

    Also running. I started waking up an hour earlier and it’s amazing what a 30 min run can do.

    Love the blog. Keep up the good work. 😊

    • Reply Anna Maximovitch March 20, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Thank you so much! Yes, it is definitely the little things you can do that really add up! That’s great about the running, I’ve been considering starting the same thing! Have a great week!!

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