It´s time to give you an update about my current workout routine. 🙂 My best tip to start working out is to find an activity that you truly enjoy. 🙂 If you don’t love to go to the gym, it´s way more motivating to find an outdoor exercise that´s fun. I personally love to do a mix of workouts and am always up to try new workout spots in London. So let’s answer the three most frequently asked questions about my workout routine. 🙂
What are my favourite Workouts?
I am still the biggest fan of boxing!! It is sooooo much fun and such an amazing workout as it tones the whole body!! You are using your legs, abs and arms and get great results super quickly!! What I also love about boxing is that I never look at the time during a class 🙂 You have to be focused nonstop which makes you forget about everything else that´s going on. If you are looking for a boxing gym in London, my favourite one is BXR in Maryleborne. 🙂
My second favourite workout is spinning. 🙂 Whenever I´m in New York I go to Soulcycle which is a super fun whole body workout on a bike. Loud music, highly motivated riders and so much good energy is what makes Soulcycle so special!! 🙂 You basically need no motivation to go because it´s so much fun and feels like a day party! 🙂 I still haven’t found a place like that in London, that’s why I usually stick to boxing and running whenever I’m here.
Other than boxing and spinning I try to be active on a daily basis which means going for a run in Hyde Park, taking the Citi Bikes instead of the subway and going for long walks. 🙂 Running is one of the easiest workouts you can anywhere. I always take a pair of running shoes with me when I’m traveling and love to explore new places like that. 🙂
How often do I need to workout to see results?
I have to say that there is no one way recipe that works for everyone, however, I recommend to workout at least 3 times a week. I don’t follow a strict plan but I usually workout 4- 5 times a week. 🙂 You have to be consistent in order to see results and need to make working out a habit & priority. 🙂 Exercising is essential for your overall health, puts you in a happy mood and gives your metabolism a good boost. I find it the easiest to workout in the morning so I don´t have to think about it for the rest of the day. Pre pack your gym bag the night before or lay down your running clothes so you are all ready to go the next morning. 🙂 It´s a small effort but I find it so helpful!:-)
What´s a good pre & post workout snack?
If I workout in the morning, I love to workout on an empty stomach as I have way more energy that way. Most of your body´s energy is used for digestion which means a heavy pre workout breakfast won’t give you quite the energy you expect. Green Smoothies are amazing as a pre workout drink as they digest super quickly and have lots of protein too. You find the recipe of my favourite green smoothie here. 🙂 Another great pre workout snack are fresh vegetable & fruit juices, ripe bananas, apples or dates. I am not the biggest fan of having almonds or avocado before a workout as it takes twice as long to convert fats into energy in comparison to carbs. 🙂
I am always suuuper hungry after my workout and can´t wait to have a big plate of fruit or medjool dates. Your body burns a lot of calories (=energy) during workouts and needs that energy back. That´s why healthy carbs like fruits, dates, potatoes, sweet potatoes are such a great post workout snack. My favorites are ripe bananas, dates. If you fancy more a cooked post workout meal I would go for a quinoa, sweet potato & broccoli salad or a cherry tomato & chickpea salad as they are high in protein too. 🙂
Hope you guys got inspired to find a workout that you love and to try a new workouts too! 🙂
If you have any question, I`m happy to answer them in the comments. :-))