on a change
After some much needed advice, studying countless articles and websites, a long weekend with my Momma, and more soul searching than I care to admit
[so much so that I’m still turning this over and over in my head]
I’ve finally realized that my body is begging me to slow down. I need to lay off the running, to focus more on being healthy than being skinny, to introduce foods back into my diet that my body has been begging for
helllooooo turkey sandwich, sushi, greek yogurt, and orzo salad!
So, with these changes, I’m searching for other ways to stay healthy and keep moving. Do y’all have low-impact activities that you adore? Any and all recommendations are much appreciated.
Until then, I’ll be lacing up my tennies and logging my miles a little slower.
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- girlfromhongkonginnewyork answered: Dance class!
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- yummybites answered: I love pilates, and a long walk is always great low-impact exercise.
- thegreatworldofmelissa answered: I think you should hit up that pool you live right next to and break out your old RHS swimsuit, I’ll lay in the sun and watch you
- xtina-marks-the-spot answered: hot yoga! it’s peaceful, refreshing, strengthening. by the end of it, you’re so sweaty (& satisfied) you feel a similar high!
- imeanduh said: after running-induced tendonitis and 6 weeks in a boot (boooo) i’m starting training for a triathalon. a small one, but i feel like the running and biking is pretty low impact
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- bluemagnolias answered: Have you tried a Willpower and Grace workout? It fuses yoga and Pilates. Pool running (however dorky you look) is great for
- charliebravo said: love this - any time you want to chat exercise/nutrition stuff [or anything else, of course :)] you have my email, right? when i go low-impact it’s usually yoga or biking. for a good workout that’s not running, it’s always cross fit. xoxo
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- abiglittlelife answered: Good for you! It’s so important to recognize what our bodies need… and those needs change!
- bleuberd answered: Nordic-track (like the old-school skiing deal). Great low-impact cardio that I trade off w running and yoga. Craigslist a cheap one :)
- thekimenator said: also i love yoga.
- myheartgoespitterpatter answered: yoga
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- dontgimmienolines said: SWIMMING!!! Its the best total body workout ever, NO impact, tones all over, strengthens, and you can compete against yourself in a healthy way building laps and slashing time :) Good Luck!
- mangochickens answered: yoga! pilates! walking in beautiful outdoor parks and trails.
- my-little-kumquat answered: goo for you for listening to your body. when i need to slow it down long walks with my dog are the best. and yoga feels great too.
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- tallgirltales said: pilates (though that might be too low-impact for someone as active as you are!). but i love it!
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- landofthepine answered: have you been to hot yoga at open door? it’s pretty awesome!
- happinesshighlights said: hot yoga is the best, you still feel like you’re getting a heavy-duty work out/sweat in, but great for relaxing and loosening muscles!
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- heylaney answered: Walking, walking, walking. So therapeutic, so easy on the body, so good for just ruminating about life.
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- agirlaguyandababy answered: I would recommend swimming..not that i a biased or anything :) Great cardio…but a different way to workout!
- peoniesandcocktails answered: Yoga!
- almosthalfway said: Yoga yoga yoga
- jmgood70 answered: Good for you! Life is short! Kickboxing a couple times a week is amazing. :)
- graceinplace said: Swimming! Low impact, and great for your body. Do you have a bike? Cruising the neighborhood is a lot of fun too!
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- missjacobi said: when i’m getting over a cold i power walk on the tread or go to bikram. always seems to help.
- colormecozy answered: Good for you! Rooting for you :)
- maggie-explains-it-all answered: Long walks with your handsome husband and sweet pup seem like a good activity to add to the list!
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- siximpossiblethingsforbreakfast said: I came to this realization myself last year. I really want to try paddleboarding and cross-fit!
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- cupofchi answered: Yoga and cycling! Not spin but on a real bike…it’s relaxing and you can still log miles :)