Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
This morning in class we learned about bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. I learned that being sedentary can cause brittle bones. It is important to stay active and do weight-bearing exercises like resistance training, walking, jogging, etc. Examples of non weight-bearing exercises are swimming and cycling. These exercises are good for the heart and cardiovascular system, but when it comes to building stronger bones; we need to lift!
My nutrition has been sporadic with my crazy school schedule. I have been getting to bed a little late then rushing off to school. As a result, I have been feeling tired. This evening I packed myself a lunch for tomorrow so that should give me some energy.
Today felt extra busy with classes and DJ training. I felt like going to sleep by 5 pm. I was beginning to think that I would “start workout out tomorrow.” Then I remembered how happy and uplifted I felt after Monday’s workout. I have noticed that exercise greatly improves my mood. I need to capitalize on that!
By 6 pm I was almost positive that I did not have enough energy to exercise. Then at 6:15 I found myself driving to Zumba class in the pouring down rain. Finding parking was challenging this evening. I circled around then finally found a spot!
Today’s Workout of the Day: ZUMBA!!! + Kettlebell Circuit
I didn’t know that I was going to Zumba until I was backing out of my driveway and it was TOTALLY worth-it! I don’t think I have ever regretted a Zumba workout!
- 10 Kettlebell lunge and Twist
- 10 Squat & Shoulder press
- 10 Kettlebell Swings
- 10 Halos
- 10 Chops
*Complete this circuit 3 x’s!!!
Word of the Day:
- charm or enchant someone, sometimes in a deceptive way.
- help (time) pass pleasantly
Tonight I want to work on my evening wind-down routine. This means not going directly from my computer to bed. And yes, it also means that I shouldn’t sleep with my phone. Maybe I will read a paperback book or journal before bed.
Do you have a nightly routine? Comment below to share your routine! I would love to hear all about it!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,
❤ Alana Xoxoxo