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my current workout routine

my current workout routine

Lulu Lemon Top, Zella Shorts, Le Specs Sunglasses, Target Footies*, Nike Running Shoes, iPod Shuffle

Super photo heavy post because how cute is my pup!? And isn't it crazy how big he has gotten?? Remember how tiny he was in this post?? I mean he's gonna be a giant before long. πŸ˜‚

I know I do a lot of workout wear posts (here, here, here) but not a lot of actual workout posts so I thought I'd share my current workout routine. If I'm being honest, it's not a lot - I don't get crazy with it! I think establishing a workout routine post-college was so difficult for me because going to the gym felt like a chore. I'd never really "hit the gym" since I was always involved in team sports through high school and most of college. So it was definitely an adjustment trying to find a workout routine that still felt fun. 

My Current Workout Routine:

Tennis twice a week: I play doubles once a week with some other ladies at my tennis club. It's about an hour and a half to two hours of play time. And then I attend stroke clinic once a week which I LOVE. It's tons of running and really fast paced for an hour, so I get in a significant amount of cardio. Plus it's summer-camp-like games so really competitive and just fun!

Short run in the morning: Scout is an extremely high energy dog. It's basically a never-ending supply of never-sit-down. Haha! And since I work from home and can't have a dog pacing around me at all times, I like to wear him out a bit with a short run in the morning. He's just a baby so about 15-20 minutes does the trick, and I'm not a runner, so I don't mind the short distance πŸ˜‚ But I will say, since I started playing tennis last summer, my endurance has gone WAY up. I actually can't believe it!

Squats: My sister used to make fun of my booty so much (sorry, Hope - it's true!) In all honesty, she was right - it was pretty flat. HahaSo I started working in this squat routine. It's really manageable (I either do it in the park after my run or in my apartment), and it's honestly made a difference. I started seeing results around the first 20 day mark. Once I complete the 30 days, I just start it over. Not sure if this is the best thing to do (I'm not a professional trainer, guys), but as long as I am seeing results and feeling strong, Imma keep it up(Also, I never use a hopper at tennis to pick up balls - I squat down to pick them up and pile them high on my racket - just a lil cardio tennis!)

Abs: I once told my sister "I really want abs, but who has the time??" in which she replied, "YOU. You have the time." So I downloaded this app. It's really hard, and I frankly hate it, but I saw results after just the first week (or maybe I'm delusional, but hey, it's kept me going). 

And that's it, guys! I told you it wasn't a lot, but I think getting out there and doing something is better than nothing. Also, my current running mix is at the end of the post

What does your workout routine look like?

*I know it's weird to link socks, but I got these at TGT last week, and I think they are so cute and fit really snug!

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