My Current Fitness Routine & How I Make Healthier Choices

My Current Fitness Routine & How I Make Healthier Choices by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

My Current Fitness Routine & How I Make Healthier Choices by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

My Current Fitness Routine & How I Make Healthier Choices by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

My Current Fitness Routine & How I Make Healthier Choices by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

My Current Fitness Routine & How I Make Healthier Choices by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

My Current Fitness Routine & How I Make Healthier Choices by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

My Current Fitness Routine & How I Make Healthier Choices by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

My Current Fitness Routine & How I Make Healthier Choices by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

My Current Fitness Routine & How I Make Healthier Choices by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

My Current Fitness Routine & How I Make Healthier Choices by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

My Current Fitness Routine & How I Make Healthier Choices by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

Leggings c/o | Crop Tank c/o | Sneakers | Water Bottle | Earrings

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing my first fitness routine post on Absolutely Annie. I get a lot of questions about my fitness routine so I decided to write a post all about it! I plan to do more of these fitness routine posts in the future so if you ever have any questions, feel free to ask! I also love incorporating fashion into my fitness attire while also making sure it is functional. I have recently tried out a new company called Wantable. Wantable is a subscription service where you have a stylist who chooses pieces for you each month. You can choose to keep as many pieces in the box as you like for a discounted price. These leggings are from my first Wantable box and I love how unique they are. They literally feel like pajamas and go perfectly with this Onzie cropped tank.

Let’s get into it! So I’ve always been an active person. Growing up I did competitive gymnastics for many years and was also very involved in soccer, swimming and cheerleading. A few years after I graduated high school (well into my college years) I realized that I needed to find other ways to be active since I wasn’t in organized sports anymore. I picked up running. At first, I hated it. I dreaded going out for a run. I would find any excuse not to go. That is, until I found a friend who was extremely passionate about fitness. We became running buddies and I’ve enjoyed running ever since.

Fast forward a few years to my current fitness routine:

-I have been doing Orangetheory a few times a week. If you don’t know, Orangetheory is a group fitness class using high intensity interval training. The classes combine cardio and weight training and I absolutely LOVE them! I’ve never worked out so hard in my life and I love classes because they’re motivating and fun!

-Having a dog definitely helps keep me active. I take Jake for a walk every night- usually about a mile.

-I usually try to workout 3-4 times a week. On days that I don’t go to Orangetheory, I’ll go for a run with Jake. We usually run about 3 miles. Sometimes more, sometimes less depending on the temperature. When we get back I’ll do a few strength exercises with 5 pound weights. I love the Tone It Up girls and do about 15 minutes of their videos.

In addition to working out I have worked really hard to implement healthier choices throughout my daily routine. I have noticed these small things make BIG differences.

-I always take the stairs when possible. I HATE elevators so this is easy for me but stairs are such good exercise.

-I try to park my car a little bit farther out in the parking lot to get in a few extra steps throughout the day.

-I came up with a healthier Starbucks drink that I still enjoy (black coffee-yuck!). Grande iced coffee with sugar free vanilla syrup and coconut milk 😉

-Limiting my dairy intake. I mainly started limiting dairy for acne and my skin but every health guru I meet says to give up dairy. I definitely won’t give up dairy completely- I love my greek yogurt and pizza on the weekends 😉 but I stopped buying cheese to snack on and I don’t drink cow’s milk.

-Increasing the amount of water you drink. I know everybody tells you to drink more water but it really does make a difference. After indulging for a few days I always try to get back on track by drinking A LOT of water.

-Reducing sugar. I admit that I have a HUGE sweet tooth and eat dessert almost everyday.. it’s something I can’t change about myself haha! But when you start looking at labels, you’ll realize how much sugar is in other foods too. Think breads, oatmeal, yogurt, granola, etc. I was shocked! I try to snack on foods that are lower in sugar like pita chips and hummus or apples and turkey slices. I don’t worry about the natural sugars in fruits & vegetables though 🙂

Well, that’s all for today! Let me know how you make healthier choices 🙂

How about you? What is your fitness routine? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

16 Comments

  1. June 21, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    You look amazing! Those leggings are the cutest!

  2. June 21, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    Loving this work out look! I always find if my workout look is complete then I have more motivation to want to work out haha! Its the little things right? Also drinking tons of water in a day has changed my skin and made me feel so much healthier! I really notice when I dont get enough water because my skin is very dry and not bright.

    Xoxo, Hannah

  3. June 21, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    those leggings are super cute and unique!! you look great!

  4. Nataly
    June 21, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    Love your work out wear and thanks for sharing your tips!

  5. Anna English
    June 21, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Water makes a HUGE difference! I drink a gallon a day, at least!

  6. Kelssey Layton
    June 21, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    Lots of great fitness tips! I definitely need to work on cutting down on sugar but it can be SO hard! I also need to seriously amp up my water intake! Cute workout gear too!

  7. June 21, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I was active as a kid, bit lost that as an adult, when I really need it! LOL. In the past couple of years I’ve gotten back into a routine of working out 5-6 times a week and I’ve never felt better!

  8. June 21, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    Those leggings are adorable! And I love how you make healthier choices. I always laugh when people fight over the closest parking spaces at stores. You’re gonna walk all over the store anyway- a few extra steps are good for you! 🙂

  9. June 21, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    I was very active in high school and college and have always generally enjoyed fitness. I recently graduated college and was struggling to get into a work out routine while working full time. I started running and finding workout videos on YouTube (love the Tone it Up girls too!). I also don’t eat dairy! I have noticed so many benefits to cutting dairy from my diet.
    Really enjoyed this post!

    -Natalie

  10. June 22, 2017 / 3:55 am

    cute leggings!

  11. June 22, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    I need to get on the ball and cut some sugar out of my life, too! I’m always so curious about Orangetheory! I’m a little scared by it, to be honest 🙂 Great outfit to keep you motivated!

  12. June 22, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    You look great! Love how cute these leggings are. And I totally agree about sugar. It’s everywhere!

  13. Mollie
    June 22, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    You look amazing! I love your tips on how to make healthier choices! I need to try that Starbucks drink!!

    Xx Mollie

  14. Leah
    June 23, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    I’ve been doing cardio and tone it up videos. Been loving the results. Need to try Orange Theory!

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