Create and Cultivate X FitKat: The Importance of Fitting in a Workout

by Friday, April 14, 2017

You guys!! Exciting news!! I have teamed up with the bad ass boss babes over at Create and Cultivate to do a guest post!

I love these women and what they stand for.  They are inspiring in so many ways and they motivate other women to pursue their passions every day, which is an amazing thing!

My guest post is about fitness, duh!  I think that it’s important to stay active as a part of a healthy, balanced life.  Your workout is YOU time.  And finding a little bit of YOU time during the busy days we all live is so important.  I think it is crucial to success.  Treat yourself well.  Always.

I lay out a simple do-anywhere 30 minute workout that is so killer.  Its quick, but effective…so not you have no excuse on those super busy days!  And there are demo photos so you know what the hell I’m talking about!

I do this workout when I have an early morning on set, and I can’t fit in a class or a long run.  And it is SO good.  It is also a great one to do while traveling, because you can do it anywhere and all you need is a mat or a carpeted floor.

Click over to Create and Cultivate to check out the workout!  Let me know what you think!


 

It’s a struggle to fit working out into a busy life. Between career, family, friends, social life…fitness often falls off the list of things to do. I get it! We are all super busy.

But think twice before letting this happen…

 

Working out has so many benefits beyond the physical ones we know of (hello abs and a nice bum!) Fitness has major benefits for your mental and emotional well being…so if your life is moving a mile a minute, taking time to work up a sweat can help calm that whirlwind into something more like a nice breeze.

 

Your workout is YOU time.  

And no matter how busy life gets,

you need to make time for YOU. Always!

Most people struggle to make fitness a priority. If you choose to make your health and wellness a priority and you’ll be making huge strides in balancing out your mental, emotional and physical states.

 

My favorite time to workout is first thing in the morning for a few different reasons.  First of all, it  gets me going and starts my day on a positive, healthy note.  (It also doesn’t hurt that it gets it out of the way so you don’t have to think about it again for the whole day!)  A morning sweat sesh has incredible benefits that impact your body and mind that will carry you through your busy day ahead.  Those benefits are:

 

-Stress Release

Start your day by getting out some aggression and pent up stress?  Yes please!  Working up a sweat is a huge stress reliever, so getting that done in the morning will set you up for an easier, less-stressed day.

 

-Create a State of Calm

Imagine feeling completely zen upon arrival to work or client meetings. Amazing right? Working out first thing can put you in a calmer state of mind, which can in turn help you think more rationally and productively through the day.

 

-Kick Ass Super Woman Mentality

Completing a sweat session can make you feel invincible, like a total badass babe who can take on anything. And you are!  That feeling carries you into your day with confidence, and having confidence is huge when you are hustling day after day to advance your career. Confidence is attractive and respected in all fields.

 

-Energy Boost

When you finish a killer workout, or even just a balancing one (think yoga!) your endorphins will be running high and your blood will be pumping making you feel truly alive.  Exercise gives you a natural high that lasts for hours after you finish.  Even when you are tired/ not in the mood- I bet that once you get going, you’ll feel energized and ready for anything.

 

-Set Yourself Up For a Healthier Day Ahead

Studies have shown that people who work out first thing, tend to make healthier choices throughout the day.  I find this to be SO true for me personally!  On days when I work out, I am all protein and green juice for the win…which in turn keeps my metabolism revved and my body functioning properly all day.  You may also decide to take the stairs instead of the elevator or walk to your meeting instead of driving or taking a cab- these small decisions can make a huge impact on your mental, physical and emotional well being.  Healthier and happier you!

 

Now that I have you thoroughly convinced about morning workouts, let’s discuss how to fit it in!  I am a big class girl- I love working out with other people because I find it motivating and inspiring.  BUT when I am working on set or on location somewhere I have to come up with different ways to workout.  And those workouts have to be time efficient.  When I am shooting, I love running first thing in the morning.  I’ll do 3-5 miles and it takes me about 25-45 minutes, then I jump in the shower, get dressed and go.  It’s fast and effective.  

 

You don’t need to go to an hour class to get in a good workout.  And if you despise running (give it another shot please!!) you can totally get in a killer workout at home with nothing more than a mat or carpeted floor.  Here is a go-to do anywhere workout I LOVE to use when I am working or traveling.  

 

It starts with a light warm up, because you always need to get your body mobilized before starting a workout.  Next you do two 5 minute rounds of certain movements, with rest in between the two rounds.  THEN, you do a chipper, which means you chip away at the movements listed, trying to get through all of them as quickly as you can.  Time yourself to track progress!  
This whole workout, start to finish is about 30 minutes flat.  Push yourself during the whole thing because if you’re only going for 30 minutes, you better make those 30 minutes worth it!

 

Click on over to Create and Cultivate to get the killer 30 minute routine!!

And check out their other posts too- get inspired and motivated.

Happy Friday Beauties!

XO Katrina

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