I know rain is a good thing, in moderation that is. The last few days around NYC the rain has been anything but moderation, it’s been more like a long slow drowning. Wahh Wahh (Que. the sad violins). According to the weather app on my iphone ~ the sun is not supposed to come out tomorrow… however it is possible that it “may” come out on Sunday.
Most of my blog friends know about my love of running outdoors, and this rain frankly is cramping my style, no pun intended. Yeah I know I could go to the gym and run on the treadmill, but it’s just not the same for me. There is just something magical about lacing up my sneakers and spending some quality alone time with my ipod, the road & the outdoors. My favorite time to run is magic hour just when it’s turning dusk or mid afternoon when the sun is beating down on me…. Yeah yeah, I stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, all the things a good doobie does.
With all this rain lately I have had no choice but to take my cardio workout indoors. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Well that depends on how one defines good or bad. When it is raining so much that I can’t run outdoors on a cardio day, I usually do one of the gazillion DVD’s in my fitness war chest. Yes I have a fitness war chest, doesn’t everyone? ;D So since all this rain got me whining about not being able to run outside, it got me thinking today may be a good day to talk about what kind of workouts I do. As I receive a lot of emails asking about what do I like to do to stay in shape, etc. So here we go ~ sharing: :DD
Most of you know I have a few “fitness gurus” who are trainers I have a tremendous admiration for. You could say they are my heros, each one of them have amazing workouts on DVD & do so many things to help people become healthy: Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper, Jackie Warner, Billy Blanks, Tony Horton, Debbie Siebers, Saun T, Brett Hoebel & Chalene Johnson. Jillian, Bob, Jackie & Billy’s Tae Bo DVD’s are easy to come by, they each have their own web sites & most retailers like Target also carry them. All my other fav’s come from www.beachbody.com
So to date I have completed several programs from beachbody.com: Original P90, Slim in 6, Slim Series, P90X, Insanity, Rev Abs, Chalene Extreme, & last but not least I am currently checking out Turbo Fire before I start it full blast for 90 days. For me I just feel better when I workout it is that simple. Had I not been a little Greek Girl who at one time had a little extra baklava hanging around, and been born skinny like my sister’s that may not have been the case. But alas, I have developed a serious addiction to endorphins (you know God’s medicine, that makes you feel good) and end up working out 5-6 days a week. Hope you check out some of the workouts & find one that is right for you. Of course I just know your ipod will be loaded with Ava Aston Tunes to help push you through the hard workouts ;D just sayin.
Ava 😀 xox