Ask and you shall receive! I have had tons of emails about my workout regimen and what I do to stay fit, so here it is! I have been reluctant to write this post because I am not an exercise expert by any stretch of the means. I am the busiest person ever and, at times, it is hard for me to balance everything going on in my life and make time to sweat. For me, exercising is about feeling confident in myself and setting personal goals. I don’t have a six pack or a rock hard ass but my BMI is on point, I’m healthy, full of energy and my clothes fit the way I want them to fit. For someone else, they might want that ultra-lean, super toned body – I mean, that would be nice but I’ve got other things on my brain besides my biceps. Keep in mind, your diet (lifestyle) plays a huge part of where you need to measure your workouts. If you’re eating bagels, pizza, burritos, drinking alcohol excessively or have a habit of eating ice-cream every night after dinner, firstly, you should stop because your body probably hates you and second, my workouts won’t do much for you because I’m ultra conscious of what I eat. With that being said, I am going to share my weekly exercise routine.

I wrote a post a while back about how I HATE being in gyms. Realistically, the only way I’m going to a gym is if I have some sexy personal trainer whipping me into shape, ha! Yum. Anyway, the best and free thing I do to get fit is hike 3 times a week (at least). I am fortunate enough to live next to one of the prettiest beach trails, Torrey Pines, so I take advantage of that. It is 5 miles round trip and a major workout on the legs. More than anything, it is such a peaceful time for me to be outdoors, observe nature’s beauty, breathe in fresh air, get some Vitamin D and improve my health! Even taking a long walk is beneficial. Unless you live in like prairie land, there are plenty of ways to get creative about where to walk/hike/run. 

Here is the good stuff – before I begin a fitness routine I do a little warm up. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this in public, you can do it at home before you exercise. It is a good way to get your blood pumping for whatever is next. I do three sets of my warm-up.

At least once a week I go to Bikram Yoga. It is seriously the best thing that has ever happened to me. There are a lot of haters out there that think yoga isn’t a good workout or that it’s a pansy-chick workout. Guaranteed, those people haven’t tried Bikram. It is a great way to improve your cardiovascular health and is the BEST detox ever. I feel physically and emotionally rejuvenated after a class. Plus, all you have to do is walk into a studio and everyone has a bangin’ body… that shit is not natural!

Last but certainly not least, dressing up in a hot new get-up can totally help get you get motivated. My outfit by Alo Yoga is just killer. I can wear it to yoga or to hike. I get sooo bored with generic sports bras, so the fun detail had me hooked. The fit is really great, sometimes I can feel like a stuffed sausage in yoga pants but these have the perfect amount of stretch.