Hey there, how’s it going? Are the holidays wreaking havoc on your healthy routine yet?
I’ve been doing okay – my schedule has been all over the place but I’ve still been getting to the gym regularly (morning workouts are a life saver).
As for diet, I’ve been indulging almost daily but in small quantities – a cookie here or a few pieces of chocolate there – so it hasn’t done any damage. I’m actually really enjoying all of the festive treats this year, whereas in Christmases past, I’ve felt kind of stressed about trying to “stay on track” during the holidays.
One thing I do struggle with during the holidays – and throughout the winter in general – is staying active outside of my regular gym routine. In the summer, I do a lot of walking outdoors but in winter, it’s hard to find activities that don’t involve eating or sitting in front of a screen, especially since I hate the cold.
That’s why I’m pumped that Josh and I got a membership to Climber’s Rock, an indoor rock climbing facility.
I’ve only tried rock climbing once and that was before I did any strength training, so I obviously sucked at it. I can’t wait to try it again and I’m also excited that Josh and I have an option for active dates this winter.
Climber’s Rock also offers hot yoga so I’ll obviously be taking advantage of that too. On Sunday, I was going to do a Hot Vinyasa class while Josh climbed but when we arrived, we found out the rock climbing area was closed. I convinced him to just suck it up and try the yoga class with me, since we’d already driven all the way there. He surprised me by saying yes.
Luckily, it wasn’t too hot in the studio and the class was a good one – not too fast paced but challenging enough to make it fun. Both of us enjoyed ourselves and it was definitely a nice change of pace to do something active together instead of sitting on the couch watching “Breaking Bad” (not that that isn’t an awesome way to spend an evening).
Next time we go, we’ll have to go climbing. Hopefully, my upper body strength has improved since the last time I tried it.
What are your favourite active dates?