Do your squats, deadlifts, lunges, thrusters, and everything in-between lol. ✌ I know I post a lot of hiking pictures and those are basically my "active rest days" but I do more than that to stay active. I had someone message me recently asking if I only hike to stay in shape but nope I go to the gym and have been an avid fitness junkie since 2012. I try to aim for 5 days a week and 2 rest days, 1 being active and the other one up in the air if I want to be active or a bum lol but sometimes life happens and I only get 3 or 4 days in but it's better than nothing. Make every session count and try to get moving most days, even if it's just a walk around the neighborhood. As long as you're going and putting in the effort you're doing better than most people!
My biggest advice is to try to find something that is fun and that you thoroughly enjoy & you'll more than likely stick to it whether it's swimming, dancing, a sport, yoga, crossfit, weightlifting, etc. For me I love to circuit train, lift weights, lots of HIIT, plyos, functional training, & occasionally throw in your typical long distance type cardio sessions. I love hiking on active rest days. I'm also getting into dancing and would love to practice more yoga. And I would swim EVERY morning if I lived on an island near the beach lol.
Honestly being active isn't the hard part for most of us, it's the proper nutrition and consistency that is what usually sets us back so also focus on ways to incorporate healthier eating habits with recipes you love, meal prepping for success, and learning how to order smart when eating out. Most importantly remember to love the skin you're in and to work with your strengths and try to steadily improve on your weaknesses. Also we all carry weight differently! I'm nowhere near where I want to be but proud of what I'm capable of & how far I've come since I first started. What do you like to do to stay active?
#squats #glutes #fitness #health #motivation #girlswholift #girlswithmuscle #legday #pnw #washington #pnwonderland #lake #nature #outdoors #upperleftusa #explore #adventure #wanderlust #hike #hiking #roamtheplanet #summer #tan #bikini #curves #asian #fitnessjourney #optoutside