Monday: Kettlebell workout (there are some great ones on Youtube, e.g.. Body Fit by Amy). I read Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Body about a year ago and it is an amazing and life-changing read about fitness, eating (and kettle bell swings). Definitely recommended!
Tuesday: Yoga - I also do some Youtube routines (love the Boho Beautiful channel) and Budokon (on DVD, a fusion of martial arts and yoga)
Wednesday: 30min slow jog with intervals of faster running
Thursday: Jillian Michaels 20-30 min DVD workout (I love Jillian’s workouts and have been a fan for years. I have almost all of her workout DVD’s and still enjoy doing them.)
Friday: Weights and HIIT - I do my own routine of back squats, curls, crunches and whatever else I am in the mood for for 20-30 minutes
Saturday: Usually shooting a wedding so there is a lot of walking, bending and crouching involved.
** An important note: Finding an eating plan and workout that works for YOU! When you express interest in a healthy lifestyle people are always quick to point out what works for them. And that is exactly where the problem comes in. It works for THEM and might not work for YOU.
The following Lifestyle habits are also a great "hack" to looking and feeling healthy:
Dry brushing: I use a natural-bristled brush (20 bucks at Dischem) to brush my body before getting in the shower. This might be a weird concept at first, but it becomes so natural and I can feel my skin begging me for a dry brush when I skip a day or two. Simply start from your feet to your neck in circular motions.
Green tea: I love the bitter taste of a good, strong cup of green tea and if you have digestion problems, like I do, this will really help to speed up that sluggish metabolism and help you feel revitalised!
Massages: Instead of a treat, I see full body massages as an absolute necessity! The relaxation benefits to having a massage are vast. Get on the phone and make an appointment today at your closest spa ;)