Fall, Fall, glorious Fall! So what if I had to go all the way up to Yosemite to find this yellow leaf and the Phoenix temperatures are still in the 90s during the day?
At least we are starting to have a bit of coolness at night. In fact, when the sun goes down, 83 degrees feels almost chilly. Almost. With the oppressive summer heat fading away, I see more and more people venturing outdoors. We’ve been shut in for entirely too long and can’t wait to take a jog, enjoy a family bike ride, or go to the park.
Fall is also a time when I feel a renewed sense of energy. Before the big holidays hit, I try to get myself into a good workout routine that will keep me going through Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. My mantra for Fall fitness is this: “Fit by the first”. Instead of waiting until January first to set a goal, I want to already be there by the time the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
Plus, having a specific goal will help me keep my workouts going through the hectic holiday season, a time when I need to exercise the most. I found a fun race on January 26th called “The Color Run“. Basically you start out with white clothes and throughout the race, people throw paint at you and you end up looking like this.
Great right? If you’ll be in town and want to do it with me, let me know. It’s always more fun to run races together!
As I started gearing up for the Fall fitness season, I found out about a cool program offered by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association to members of participating Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Companies called Blue365®. If you have health insurance through a Blue Company, you should definitely sign up. It’s a free “Groupon-like” program that offers discounts on health, wellness and fitness products and programs. The deals are constantly changing, so there’s always something new to check out.
Because of our hectic schedules, I sometimes need to shower and get ready at the gym if I’m going to fit my workout in. So I was on the lookout for a new gym bag that would be better than the old backpack I use now. I really wanted one with a shoe pocket on the outside and places to hold all of my gear. Turns out it was perfect timing because I found a deal on Blue365 for 20% off and free shipping on Reebok.com. Here’s what I picked out.
I can’t wait to start using it! They also had some interesting deals on mindful eating courses, heart rate watches, and local gym memberships. I love that everything is health-oriented and that many deals are local. You can sign up for the program at http://blue365deals.com/ and get immediate access to current deals if you’re a member of a participating Blue Company.
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