It’s been a minute since I’ve posted a home workout video. I decided that I needed time to think about my approach to fitness, and how that weaves into my overall healthy living message.
I wanted to get clear on where I stand on the fitness spectrum, and what kind of exercises I should be sharing with you.
It wasn’t necessarily easy.
On one hand, I knew how to create workouts that ticked all the popular boxes. High intensity, fast and furious, fat burning, calorie crunching, lean machine exercises. On the other hand, I didn’t actually like doing them all that much!
My workouts looked great on paper, but they didn’t feel great in my body. So even though I’d share them with my clients and readers, I’d often do something much more simple and gentle in my own routine.
It started making me feel a little hypocritical, but I was worried that if I shared what I really did, no one else would want to do it too. After all, I’ve been known to break into dance steps into the middle of a run, and will happily turn any workout into an hour-long stretch routine.
And with that in mind, here’s where I’ve landed: I think that fitness should be simple, fun and functional. Moving your body should be a joy, not a burden, and the activities that you do should make you feel better in your everyday life (not just in that 50-minute workout class).
Exercising this way need not be too intense, it should feel good during and wonderful after, and it will challenge us in a self-care kind of way. Are you game to try?
If so, press play on today’s workout video, where I’m sharing 5 of the best ab exercises to strengthen your core:
The Best Ab Exercises For A Stronger Core
If you liked this video, check out part one of the strong abs series here. And then let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!