Wellness Wednesday: Toning It Up for Summer and Beyond

Instead of training for another half marathon in an attempt to get into tip top shape for the summer months and beyond, I’ve decided to fully embrace the Tone It Up program after seeing one of my good friends succeed with it. This means cutting back on the miles and indulging, while stepping up the weight training and waking up early to get workouts going right away. It’s going to be my number one priority this summer, but I am hoping that the results and the changes that I will make will last much longer than just the summer.

Wellness Wednesday - A Detailed Palette

I’m also going to be attending hot yoga classes 2-3 times a week. I absolutely love these classes and cannot recommend them highly enough to those of you looking for a good workout that also allows you to unwind. The great thing about hot yoga is that I am so focused on the moves and the practice that I forget to worry about anything else. For someone who worries a lot and whose mind is usually going 100 miles per minutes, it’s a refreshing change of pace.

I actually used to rather dislike yoga - I found it entirely too slow. That actually still may be true for regular yoga, but the hot vinyasa sessions add a mental challenge as well as you have to deal with to 95 degree heat and crazy humidity. I always feel so strong, both mentally and physically, after each class. 

Here's to a fitness-filled summer! Have a great Wednesday!
-xo, Rachel