It is Tuesday, well to be honest it is Fat Tuesday. But for those of us that work today, or don’t like beads, today is still an awesome day. Because today is GUEST POST TUESDAY!!
Plus what makes it even more amazing is that my Guest Post has done a ‘Favorite Things Post’!!
So without further adieu, let me bring out today’s Guest Post!
Hi Never Been Skinny readers! My name is Jenna and I am an AFAA certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. You can find me blogging about fitness, running, and my daily adventures at LittleGreenRunningShoes. I am so excited Alicia is letting me hang out with you today. Everyone has their favorites when it comes to fitness and I am excited to share some of mine with you.
-Insanity – Home DVD program designed by Shaun T that has now been created into a group exercise class. Uses max interval training for high calorie burn and big results.
-Body Pump – A Les Mills group exercise class that has choreographed weight lifting for every major muscle group. Each class you work your entire body and jam out to awesome music.
-Yoga- A fantastic and relaxing way to lengthen and tone your muscles while calming your mind. I call it my “therapy” and always leave class as a happy camper.
-Running- An amazing, enlightening, and liberating way to exercise that can burn calories, strengthen, and tone simultaneously. It requires patience to learn how your body can run at its maximum potential but the rewards are endless.
-Hiking- There is nothing more humbling than climbing to the top of a mountain and remembering how big and beautiful our world is. Try waking up extra early and hitting the trails as the sun rises for a fun way to kick start your day. NOTE: Make sure your hiking destination is accessible before dawn and that it is safe to be on the trails.
Favorite Workout Gear:
Foam roller- You can find these pretty much wherever a yoga mat is sold. A foam roller is vital in myo-fascial release, which is when we apply pressure to a sore muscle and it allows the muscle to relax. A roller is the perfect way to work out a bad knot or to help us relax after a tough workout.
Good shoes- Obviously I love gym shoes. They are vital for our foot health, spinal alignment, and they make us feel awesome. Rockin’ a cool pair of shoes in the gym is one of my favorite feelings.
Sassy Running Dress- If we have our rockin’ shoes, we have to have our sassy outfit too! My favorite running outfit is my pink dress. For everyday athletic wear I am currently hooked on Old Navy’s active line. They have cute and durable clothes for a great price!
Garmin GPS Running Watch- I LOVE this watch. My runs are so much easier to track and I have found it more accurate than my phone apps. It is a little bulky when I wear long sleeves but the benefits far outweigh this one negative.
Gym gloves- Weight training can take a toll on your hands, and gloves are an easy way to protect them! Gloves are also a great safety measure to make sure your grip is tight on your weights.
Naked Juice- This brand of juice has kept us healthy and kept us moving through the last few months. The ingredients are simple and it tastes great. I first discovered this brand when we traveled to Chicago over Christmas and we have been chugging them since. Our favorite flavors include red machine, tropical mango, and berry blast. YUM. I love drinking this for breakfast or for my afternoon snack when I’m craving something unhealthy.
Clif Bars- These are my favorite “on the go” snack. They are quick and will hold off my hunger for several hours. They are pretty crumbly so I can’t eat them while driving but are small and portable. I enjoy most of the flavors but my favorite is the chocolate peanut butter.
Now that I have shared my many favorites, I would love to hear what yours are!
What is your favorite way to workout?
What is your favorite piece of fitness gear?
What is your favorite snack?