WORKOUT WEDNESDAY

Hi guys! Happy hump day! We had such a fun Valentine’s Day and date night last night, I hope you all enjoyed yours. And now I am so glad it’s the middle of week as we have a fun weekend ahead and I am already getting excited!

 

Today I am switching up from my normal fashion post and discussing another aspect of my life, working out, which is also so important to me. I approach this topic lightly, because for a time in my life I did take it too seriously, but now I am all about balance. I hate to be that annoying person that says, “I love working out”, but I do! I grew up with a marathon runner Dad who started taking me on runs at a young age. I am not sure if that is why I am enjoy it so much or simply because I love the way I feel after, but regardless, I do enjoy my morning me time.

I typically work out 5-6 times a week and always take off either Saturday ad/or Sunday. I am firm believer in giving my body at least one day of chill. Most days I run 30-40 minutes and then two days a week I weight train. Every other Tuesday I totally switch it up and do Zumba with a bunch of ladies that are twice my age and I LOVE it. If you have never taken a class, you should! It’s so fun to move your body and let loose. I am not a dancer, but no one cares (and it’s seriously a good workout)!

Below are the exercises I do on the days I weight train (I use 10lb weights for all my arm exercises and do these in this order)

Bicep curls (3 sets of 15)

Squats holding a 12lb ball (3 sets of 15)

Lateral arm raises (3 sets of 15)

Jump squats (3 sets of 25)

Overhead arm presses (3 sets of 15)

Reverse Lunges holding 5lb weight in each hand (3 sets of 20)

Tricep dips (3 sets of 20)

Ballet Squats holding 10lb weight (3 sets of 40) Video here

Push ups (one set 20)

Forward lunges (3 sets 20)

And that’s it! I find those exercises work well for my body and strengthen my muscles enough. Like I mentioned earlier, I am so into keeping it all balanced. If I am too busy and can’t squeeze in a workout, it’s no biggie, but I atleast take my dog on a walk or something. For me, working out is such a stress reliever and mood booster! I find that I have more energy and just feel all around better on days when I do move my body in some way. That being said, it also so nice to just have a chill day where I lounge around in the morning.

My activewear is hilariously so not fashionable as I love a simple black tank, these simple running shorts and I swear by these Asics. On days that I want to be sporty and take on the athleisure wear trend, I do love the pieces from the picture above. This Nike zip up is so comfy, these leggings are so fun and I am obsessed with these all black leather Nikes! They are super comfy and I just feel totally badass in them! I used to never wear regular sneakers like these out, but I have been throwing these on with a tee + jeans lately and have to admit I kinda love it! Here are my Celine sunnies.

Here are some more leggings and cute tees I am loving:

Wishing you all the most fab day today! We have been having the most incredible weather these past few days, so I have been trying to soak it all in (as its supposed to be super rainy again this weekend….ugh!)

xo, Caro

 

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