Good Morning & Happy
I just got back from a chilly morning run. I have been making a lot of changes to my fitness routine lately. I’ve talked about it in some posts, but I just want to update you all on how I’m feeling.
The answer? Incredible.
I’m sure many of you can relate to overworking yourself, not fueling your body properly, or the frustration of getting injuries.
For the past couple of months, I’ve had to sit back and reevaluate the way I was doing things. Why was I getting injured so often? Why was I stressed out so much? Why was I feeling low on energy? 1. I wasn’t fueling myself properly as soon as I finished working out. 2. I was overdoing it. We are only given one body, so we have to listen to it, take breaks, and recoup. I don’t believe in inactivity, but I believe in finding what works best for you. Luckily, I think I finally figured it out.
I’m excited to be partnering up with Core Power again for a blog post. We share a lot of the same values when it comes to taking care of your body, fueling it properly and giving it what it wants, needs, and deserves.
Core Power is a milk-based high- protein recovery drink for fitness goers at all levels of ability. It tastes really good, too! It’s ideal for building lean muscle and replenishing yourself after physical activity. This is a great choice if you want a quick on the go post-workout drink. It comes in four tasty flavors with a short ingredient list (which is hard to find in protein drinks nowadays.)
To live a healthy lifestyle, you have to love your choice of fitness. It can take a while to figure it all out, but you eventually will. Everyone has a routine that works best for them. Don’t make the mistake of trying to live everyone else’s fitness lifestyle. You need to create one that works best for you. I learned the hard way when I tried to keep up with the people around me.
For me, fitness has to be fun! My heart rate needs to be moderate, I need to be in nature, and it needs to be comfortable. I started going to the gym and participating in HIIT workouts five days a week. If you are familiar with HIIT workouts, you know they are meant for once or twice a week. They are intended to push you to your limits. I started to get burned out on fitness, my muscles were constantly aching, I felt so stressed, and it turned into a chore. I learned real quick that just because my friends were doing HIIT that often didn’t mean that I was cut out for it. It was time for me to find another route. I wasn’t going to stop working out, or give up on fitness. I was going to change up the recipe.
I thought about the things I enjoy.
I love sports. I love being outside, running, walking the dogs, hiking, and calming exercises like yoga.
I decided to trade in my overwhelming amount of HIIT workouts for more hikes, long dog walks, bike rides, hours of playing tennis and doing strength training at my own pace. I have never been more motivated to get out and go.
Fitness IS truly for everyone. You just have to find your “fitness happy.”
My family and my boyfriend have noticed a big difference in my mood lately. I feel happier that’s for sure! Even yoga, walking, hiking, and playing sports require proper post-workout food for a healthy recharge. Sometimes we spend hours out on the trails or hours on the tennis court. Every bottle of Core Power has 26g of high-quality complete protein.
There are 26g of high-quality complete protein, which comes from the milk itself. You won’t find any added chalky protein powders in this drink. Each bottle of Core Power contains the two types of naturally occurring protein found in milk: whey (20%) and casein (80%).
Core Power comes in Banana, Strawberry Banana, Chocolate, and Vanilla flavors.
I’d love to challenge you all on taking the time to figure out your fitness happy. You may be the type of person that loves to have a power hour every day, a light swim in the morning, or a hot yoga session. It’s important to find out and do what makes you happy. You will be more successful in the long run.
I created a list of rules for myself. They may help you as well!
Treat your body with kindness.
Feed and recharge it with what it wants and deserves.
Listen to it.
Challenge it, but don’t push it to uncomfortable limits.
Choose activities that relieve stress.
Don’t compare your fitness level to anyone else.
Try new things.
Believe that you can.
Don’t ever give up.
Find your fitness happy.
Questions for you!
1. Have you figured out your “fitness happy?”
2. Have you tried Core Power yet?
3. How do you define your #EverdayAwesome?
This is sponsored post with Core Power! Thank you for reading & ALL opinions are my own!