Happy Tuesday everyone! Since I got back from Miami, I’ll admit I’ve been a bit of a slacker on the gym time. I usually am pretty good about working out in the gym for at least 30 minutes every day in my neighborhood. If I don’t feel like leaving my apartment, then I’ll do Youtube videos like Blogilates or some of the Popsugar Fitness. I like that Casey makes her Blogilates videos fairly short. So I will often do them at least twice before moving onto another video. Other times I’ll bring out Brazilian Butt Lift and do his killer ab videos. The creator of Brazilian Butt Lift is Leandro Carvalho. In case you have not heard his name, he is the one who trained Victoria Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio and we all have seen how amazing she looks! I’ve done his DVDs on and off for years and gotten great results, but I think like most things you have to change it up. Even though Atlanta is nice and warm I just have not been very motivated lately.
So I got a Fitbit. Partially, because my company will reimburse my health insurance for meeting a certain number of steps. If we meet the required amount every month and get two check-ups during the year, then, they will pay our insurance for the last month of the year and cover the cost of the Fitbit. (Someone paying me to get back into tip-top shape, pretty motivating)! My other reason was my friend has been telling me to get one for over a year now (what can I say I’m pretty stubborn). I know it can be a pretty big motivator when you have been sitting too long. I also like the fact that it tracks your sleep. I think we often feel like we are getting a good amount of rest. When you look at the app and see that you slept for five hours and were restless for about 30 minutes you know its time to make some changes. I started reading about an hour before I’m ready to go to bed instead of scrolling through Instagram. While I love Instagram! The creative photos, family pictures and seeing my friends travel the world, it also was not helping my sleep. I know there have been multiple articles mentioning the correlation between the blue light of your phone and it messing up melatonin your body releases naturally. You can check out an article from the Washington Post on that here.
Part of me thinks it’s just laziness hahaha the other part thinks it has to do with my job. One person recently left so the rest of us have absorbed his job. I love learning new skills and working in other applications, but it can make for some mentally exhausting few weeks. Especially since you want to make the best impression with minimal mistakes. However, we all know when you are doing something out of your comfort zone there are bound to be mistakes. This past Friday, I skipped my usual posting (apologies) and decided to study an old monologue for an audition. I really wanted to put up a post for you all, but wanted to make sure I could give it 100 percent. So instead I practiced my monologue for my audition. Went on Saturday had a blast auditioning, made a few new friends. Then vowed to take myself for a long walk. So that’s exactly what I did. Went for a walk/jog for an hour and a half. I think the change of scenery was just what I needed to get back into work out mode. I must admit there is something satisfying about feeling Fitbit buzz and show celebration emojis when you meet your daily step goal.
What are your favorite ways to get out of a fitness rut?
12 thoughts on “Fitbit and Getting Back into Fitness”
Ugh I’m I SUCH a fitness rut myself. Getting a fitbit is a great idea!
I highly recommend it 🙂
This is inspiring. I am just back from a trip and fully not in shape zone. I need to be back in the game.
Thank you Vaishali! It’s funny how vacation mode can take away your motivation.
Wow : this city Looks Amazing !
Good that you want to get back in shape . It is really important to keep good shape all round year Becouse than : we all have problems to loose weight and other stuff .
I completely agree Chris and Atlanta is awesome :)!
Good luck as you kick start your fitness routine! My favorite way to crawl out of a fitness rut is to try something new, like a new video, a new class, or asking a friend to workout with me.
It has been working very well :), thanks Courtney!!
Good luck on your fitness journey!
Keri! I just stumbled upon your blog and its so relatable. I have been trying to get into fitness for the past six months. Ive been partially successful. I think I need someone to keep me accountable or suck it up and just do it.lol!
Thank you Ratanya! That is a huge compliment 🙂 and I think accountability helps even if its posting online for the world to see or Instagram hahaha.