I’ve been trying to figure out how to get back into an exercise routine. What should it look like? What kind of workouts should I start with? Should I unfreeze my gym membership, and how often should I go? Should I workout in the morning or afternoon? Should I train for a race? How should I start?
Gah. Too many questions.
Then I realized the answer is a simple one.
Just do something.
Put one foot in front of the other and get started.
I reactivated my gym membership, laced up my running shoes, and did a light workout. 2 miles on the treadmill (walking/running mix) and my MuTu exercises.
Boom. That wasn’t so hard.
I came home and made myself a little smoothie. I posted the recipe in case you want to give it a whirl. We have a farm across the street with fresh dates, and I love the mild sweetness they give to a smoothie. You could sub a ripe banana or squirt of honey.
My plan for the rest of the week is simple. Do something every day. Whether I walk, run, do a circuit workout, or just my MuTu exercises, I will do something every day. No grand plans yet. I need to get good habits in place before setting a huge goal. And with my roller-coaster health, I want to stay flexible and give myself freedom to do less on the days when I’m feeling bad.
But it’s a start. And that’s all I needed.
Beet Greens Smoothie
- 8 oz. unsweetened coconut milk or preferred milk
- Handful of beet greens about 1 cup
- Handful blueberries about 1/2 cup
- 3 large organic strawberries
- 1 pitted date
- Blend until smooth. Drink over ice if preferred.
How do you get moving after a long break?