Good afternoon! I completed the second day of my fitness journey on Monday INDOORS. There was no way I was going to run outside in -11 to -15 degrees, but cheers to those who braved the cold to do their morning runs! I learned my winter running limit the hard way so I prefer not to go down that path again.
Anyway, day 2’s workout included more free weight exercises and the little yoga that I know. At the end of my workout, I realized how much my flexibility has decreased since last year. Man, I really need to start doing my morning stretches again and possibly more yoga! Well, at least I know I have a yogi to show me the ropes 😉 She’s quite the vegan sweetheart too! I’m really glad I had the opportunity to get to know her last year. I always admired her empathy and willingness to help others despite having a super busy work/school schedule.
Now although it was a bit too cold for me to run outside on Monday, our winter season (in Toronto) has seen worse. So I am anticipating on running outside more…well I’m hoping. It just doesn’t feel the same running indoors. The air is better, and if we’re really being frank, I’ve had some sweaty unpleasant smells (to say the least) running/doing cardio at indoor gyms. I’m not going to go in too much detail about that since this is not a smelly post 😉 haha. Nonetheless, folks please keep an extra deodorant/body spray in your lockers if you know you are going to sweat a lot…just saying.
Before I sign off, I wanted to share my easy energy shakes with you. For day 1, I had banana, carrot, chia seeds and coconut water. While for day 2, I had apple, banana, ground cinnamon and some water. If you have any favourite energy drinks you make at home please feel free to leave a comment below. I am definitely willing to give it a try 🙂