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Why I Won’t Workout Everyday

Happy Last week of June everyone!! Seriously, I know I say it all the time but I cannot believe that it’s almost July! I feel like every year that month is notoriously busy, which always makes summer just fly by!

Side night: I really think writing out my weekly workout schedule really holds me accountable. It’s tough to plan out my exercise time in addition to meals, kid activities etc, but it helps to have that devoted time penciled in.

Maybe I should take my own advice and keep up with that, right?

To start off this post, I want to say that this is my personal opinion and what works for me!  I have a ton of exercise experience ranging from sports to running a marathon, boot camp classes to yoga and a lot in between. Exercise has always been a part of my life- I love how it makes me feel physically and mentally.

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I apply this to all aspects of my life. It drives me bonkers as I keep hearing boutique fitness studios recommend clients to take class everyday or overhearing a client say “I need to lose weight, I’m going to take xx class 2x a day etc.”  Back up what?!

No, no, no!!

Even if you are on a specific weight loss journey, the recommended amount of weight loss is 1-2 pounds a WEEK. So regardless of your goals, it’s so important to be gradual. We live in such an instant society from texting a friend or ordering your groceries online…but the human body does not and will not work that way. Our bodies need rest days to recover and rebuild!

What happens when you OVER exercise? There are so much more beside an injury. I checked out a recent Idea Health and Fitness Article and below are some other results of over-training:

“insomnia and sleep disturbances
persistent fatigue and apathy
disrupted heart rate variability
stress, irritability and restlessness
lack of mental concentration
change in appetite
persistent muscle soreness
loss of body mass”

Um yikes!!

I typically workout 4-5 times a week. I do 1-2 tough workouts a week- either a faster/longer run or a HIIT workout where I go all out. The rest of the workouts are at a moderate pace- a shorter run, using lighter weights during a strength training sesh or a slower yoga flow. On my rest days, I may go on a slow walk with the dog or swim in the pool with the kids. I love my rest days as when I do go back to my workouts, my body feels anxious and ready for them!

 

Are you a long time fitness enthusiast or an instructor- how often do you workout?

Please share in the comments below!

 

 

 

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All About the Bulu Box!

I just love getting mail. Whether it’s something I ordered from Amazon, a magazine, or a thank you note~ I get a little excited anytime I walk to the mail box. Subscription boxes seem to be popping up everywhere nowadays with categories ranging from jewelry, beauty products, clothes and even dog treats! I love the idea of getting a surprise in the mail each month!

As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I was given the opportunity to sample and review a health & nutrition subscription~ the Bulu Box!

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A Bulu Box is a subscription box custom designed specifically for you, containing 4-5 samples of health or weight loss products. {You can also earn reward points  just by sharing your opinion on the products!}

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In my box I received:

Medierra Bars: I am SUPER picky with my snack bars. I have tried almost everything out there and usually don’t like the healthier options that much (go figure). I was seriously surprised about this one. I sampled the Pistachio & Honey flavor and it was so yummy! The Seasame base reminded me of granola. I haven’t seen these at the regular old grocery store yet, but I’m going to look for them the next time I head to Whole Foods. I’m a little hesitant about the Black Olive & Walnut flavor, so I will probably stick to the Sesame based flavors. 🙂

Pure Charge Nutrition Protein & Quest Protein: Chocolate flavored protein powders have always been my favorite. Whenever I make a protein shake, I mix in yogurt, almond milk and fruit. I honestly couldn’t tell a difference between the two products, granted I mix in so much goodness so that could be why! 🙂

Pocket Protein: This product will be great to sample when I’m upping my endurance training, like training for a half marathon.  Since I’m not, this isn’t something I feel like I would use on a daily basis.

Ips Chips: These were great- very light and crunchy. I ended up eating the bag a little quicker than planned. I feel like that always happens with chips like this. I sampled the White Cheddar flavor and would probably really love the Seat Salt flavor!

Choice Organic Teas Mental Focus: I’m not a big tea drinker, but I wish I was because I know it’s healthier than coffee! This flavor was yummy, but I don’t have the urge to necessarily search for it at the grocery store!

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If you are interested in trying out a box, please use the code SWEATPINK at BuluBox.com to receive 50% off a 3,6, or 12 month subscription.

Follow BuluBox on their various social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest !

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for a review, all opinions and thoughts are my own!

Do you receive any subscription boxes?

Do you look forward to checking your mail everyday?

Have you sampled any new health or fitness products recently?