Change. It’s one of those things in life that’s pretty much inevitable. Luckily, change can oftentimes be in your own control (“Today, I will only eat 1 cookie!”). However, there are many things that will continue to transform, and there is nothing we can do about it.
One of those things? SEASONS!
I don’t know about you, but for me, there is something extremely uplifting about a change in seasons. A fresh start? A new perspective, perhaps? Whatever it is, I always feel a sense of optimism for the months to come.
It’s SPRING here in the southern hemisphere, and although I am so grateful to be skipping out in the Canadian winter temperatures this year, I definitely miss so many things about AUTUMN.
Harvest foods and recipes!
And one thing that comes with every fall season that I can still experience in Australia:
Back to a routine!
|There it is…my new Aussie gym pass!|
I think one of the best ways to celebrate a change in seasons is to do something new and healthy for yourself that you either: 1) haven’t done in awhile, or 2) want to experience but keep putting off.
New season? New you! Having just moved to a new city (err..continent), everything is very new and exciting. However, my “something new” to kick off this season is going to be….
I’ve already signed up for a class beginning this weekend! Since finding out I was pregnant and going through a sickly first trimester, yoga has not been a part of my life. I’m excited about trying out a new form of exercise which is the right fit for my body right now, and I believe will compliment my basic gym routine (cardio, weights, group fitness classes). Plus, since I really haven’t met too many people yet here in Brisbane, maybe I’ll make some new preggo friends along the way!
Some ideas for changing it up in health & fitness:
– Try a new class at your gym, one that you’ve been meaning to do for awhile
– Time for a new pair of runners? This always instills workout motivation!
– Hot yoga
– Regular yoga/pilates/prenatal yoga
– Boot camp
– Go for a hike
– Plan a weekly “walking date” with a friend
– Try an at-home fitness video
– Join a recreational sports team in your community by yourself, with a friend, or with your significant other
– Sign up for a 5k, 10k, half-marathon
Think about what might work for you. Get on Google and spend a few minutes researching something of interest and then…just go for it! Changing up your fitness routine, no matter how small the adjustment, will almost always be beneficial.