I have been asked so many times over Instagram to share about my workout plan and routine. I am finally getting around to writing this post and sharing! First off let me tell you a little bit about my past and how I believe it led to my current plan and why I love to run.
As far back as I can remember I have always been active. I was born an athlete. I know that sounds crazy to say, but I was. My parents saw how busy and active I was from a young age and got me into sports right away. When I was just 3 my mom had me registered in soccer and figure skating lessons. I loved to move and watching the hockey boys step onto the ice after my figure skating lessons, I wanted to do THAT. By the age of 5 my mom had me taking figure skating lessons on hockey skates. I refused to wear the white skate with the picks at the front. For the rest of my life, I’d be known as the girl who was born with skates on her feet.
I transitioned into Ringuette by the age of 6 and was figure skating and playing Ringuette 3 to 4 times a week. There was no girls hockey team at the time. I loved playing Ringuette, but what I really wanted was to play hockey. When I was 12 my parents finally fought hard enough and I was able to join the Peewee Boys hockey team. I played both Hockey and Ringuette for a long time. For those who know me, they know how hockey became a huge part of my life as a young adult. Hockey was life.
In between I also played competitive soccer, swimming, basketball and skied. I begged my mom to let me join her gym at 15. I was athletic…by 16 I was training 7 out of 7 days. If I wasn’t at the gym, on the ice or on the field, then I was probably rollerblading someplace in Montreal or running. My poor parents drove me all over the world for tournaments, games and competitions. They knew I loved it so they supported me.
Today I am almost 40 years young, and nothing has changed. I am still the same girl who is constantly in need of movement. I move to be healthy. I move to move me. I move to be strong. I am not the one stepping on the ice as often anymore, I am the mom driving my little guys around to the pitch or arena…but I still find time to move everyday.
Running and BBG
I have always been a runner. In running I found a new outlet. I was able to challenge myself. No team, no passing strategy, no pressure from the coach, no outside competition, the only person I competed against was myself. Running was good for me, especially when I was playing hockey at such a competitive level. It was my ME time. Today I am still running. I run because it makes me feel strong and I love pushing my endurance. It’s a huge challenge. I love it cause I can run with others or by myself. You can run anywhere, it’s cheap, all you need are running shoes, a make believe start line and you’re off.
My running schedule is aligned with my strength training schedule. For the past 2.5 years I have been doing the BBG, or SWEAT, the Kayla Itsness program. I am obsessed. It takes a lot of discipline to work out this hard for 28 minutes BUT in the grand scheme of things it’s only 28 minutes, you can do it at home and the results are ridiculous! I swear by the Sweat App.
I combine my running as LISS and HITT training with the BBG workouts.
In addition to the above I also swim 1-2 x a week and I do yoga at home 2-3 x a week.
I also am the mom to three active boys and we try to get out and channel that energy and do things together like hiking, biking and more…
In the end, when I think of being healthy and strong, I think it’s important to share, that what you eat and drink plays a HUGE part in this. I believe that diet makes up 80% of your health and 20% is the work you put in physically. Food is key. Proper nutrition is key. Eating healthy and balanced is key.
Thats it! My current workout routine. Let me know what you think and what YOU do to move…
till the next post,