Fitness Faves of Late and Bucket List

There are so many ways to live and enjoy an active lifestyle to benefit our health and well-being. My friend Roxy recently told me how much she has been enjoying Tabata lately, and has seen positive results from this intense cardio class to lose some post bambino weight. My classes and cardio activities at the gym are constantly changing. I did Tabata months ago, had great results, and then switched to Insanity where I found even better results. Yoga, spin, cardio-kickboxing and Zumba have also been on my fit pick repertoire. I have reduced my cardio training a lot, but there are new activities I am currently doing in moderation in addition to other fitness moves that have served me well. These the favorites I have been really loving lately.

1. Yoga and stretching from Sworkit. This little app provides a lot of variety from strength to cardio to Yoga and full body stretching after an intense workout. And it is free!

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2. Treadmill sprints. I’m not a fan of the dreadmill, Lord only knows. What gets me on and staying on this machine without getting bored are drills. From sprints to incline hills, these features help me to keep it challenging and wowzers, is it ever a great cardiovascular workout and a true sweat fest.

IMG_15063. Twist and shout. Russian twists have helped immensely with strengthening my core. I do these twists using the 6 pound medicine ball, in conjunction with the plank in a super set. A strong core means less injuries and better form when weight training.

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4. Drop it like it’s hot drop sets. Starting with the heaviest weight, and less reps, then decreasing weight while increasing repetitions with no rest in between has made a difference in my tricep and bicep definition and firmness.

IMG_15125. Crossfit WODS I can do at my gym. I am consistent with a specific weight training program for at least 3 to 4 months, but at times I do like to switch things up. These WODS are perfect for implementing new strength and circuit challenges.

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6. My humble, unassuming love, the rowing machine. Boy, does this machine work your lats and arms as well as your back. I would love to suggest to more folks at my gym to give it a try. Rowing machine is always alone in the corner.

Lonely, I'm Mr. Lonely. I have nobody to call my own.

My fitness bucket list:

1. Zip lining (done)
2. Running a 5K (did it!)
3. Crossfit  (did it and survived it!)
4. Running a 10K
5. Rock climbing
6. Wine tasting in Tuscany (oops, fitness bucket list! Fitness bucket list!)
7. Spectating a bodybuilding competition. (that’s as close as I’ll get to entering and boy would I be is awe land.)
8. Ariel Yoga
And finally…..
9. Snow shoeing in the rouge valley or trails in and around the greater Toronto area before it gets too warm and the snowy trails turn to muddy trails.

What fitness faves have you been enjoying of late? Spinning? Swimming? Hiking? Biking? Brazilian Capoeira? Bucket list fitness items to share?

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15 thoughts on “Fitness Faves of Late and Bucket List

  1. I’m the exact same way with you on the treadmill. Gotta make it fun! Which reminds me, I really need to get my butt in gear with cardio, I’ve slacked to say the least.

    My fitness faves of late has been working on upping my squat weight. Never did I ever think I’d like squats!

    Fitness bucket lists? Hmmm never really thought of it (other than making it my career) but I do eventually want to compete both in bodybuilding and powerlifting.

    1. The treadmill is just plain tedious if I don’t mix it up. Doing cardio only twice per week makes it a little easier for me to be consistent.

      Great bucket list item with competing. You are truly taking your training to a whole new level. Best of luck with the squats too. 🙂

  2. Gee…I never thought of doing sprints on the treadmill. With my clumsy self, I’d probably go flying off it so will pass on the treadmill sprints for now 🙂

    I Like the idea of a fitness bucket list. I definitely want to try rock climbing, zip lining and spinning (will sign up for classes at the gym). A very ambitious bucket list item Rick and I have talked about is to climb Everest – no, not summit – just climb as far as the first or second base camp, just to say we were on the great mountain. Something to aim for.

      1. Wow! That’s totes awesome! That’s the next best thing to competing yourself. Backstage passes and all! Lol! … If you don’t mind me asking what the name of the competition is and when/where? As I seriously would love to attend one.

      2. That’s great it’s in TO! Yes I would love to get the name of the competition to put on my calendar. Thanks for sharing her website. I’ll definitely check it out.

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