Welcome to My Fitness File: February!
February is done and dusted and looking back… it was a month full of healthy changes. I’m so excited to announce this new category of The Book of Molly called My Fitness File. I’m starting these monthly fitness files to hold myself accountable to go to the gym and to speak about anything I’m loving fitness related.
At the beginning of 2017, I wasn’t working out. I was eating potato chips for dinner and quite frankly I was feeling quite low about my body, my mind and my soul.
Things changed when I joined The Women’s Place Fitness in Kelowna and honestly the rest is history. I’ve been working out regularly for nearly two months now and I feel GREAT. I look forward to going to the gym for a few different reasons:
- The gym is for women. I feel comfortable and confident when I walk through the doors.
- The staff members are amazing. Lisa, the owner, and her family are so kind-hearted and welcoming. It makes going to the gym easy. The staff know everyone’s name and as soon as you walk in, they ask how you are and to have a good workout. It’s super motivating.
- TWP Fitness has about 70 classes a week and with a membership, you get access to ALL the classes and ALL the equipment. Plus, a young adult’s membership is only $36 buck a month. Bargain!
- Not only is my body changing (slowly), my mental health is in such a good spot right now. They were right… exercise makes you happier! I just wish I would have gotten off my bum a long time ago to start working out.
If you’re now itching to head to TWP and sign up.. DO it and tell them Molly sent you! 😉
This month I’ve been loving a few things other than where I am working out.
First and foremost, my Swell water bottle.
This bottle is not only beautiful, but it’s magic. It keeps my water ice cold for 24 hours and my coffee hot for 12 hours. The bottles launched with the goal to rid the world of plastic bottles and they’re doing just that. They’re so great, I even bought my boyfriend one so he would get rid of his plastic bottle.
I carry this bottle with me everywhere I go. I drink waaaaay more water than I used to.
The second thing I want to mention is music.
It’s amazing how much music can change a workout. I updated my little ipod shuffle with upbeat music for my workouts and it’s so rewarding listening to some motivating songs while lifting weights.
Some of my favourite songs are old school 2000’s music. Nothing better than a throwback music playlist.
Finally, the last thing I’ve been loving is foam rolling.
I swear my body thinks it’s about 85-years-old. My body cracks ALL THE TIME and I’m always hurting somewhere. I started foam rolling my back to crack it and then I realized foam rolling could do a lot more than help crack my back.
I use the rollers at my gym to help release muscle tightness after a workout. I’ll roll out my back, the back of my legs, the front of my legs and even the sides. It’s painful as hell, but it leaves my legs feeling normal.
Now I just need to buy my own!
Are you working on your fitness? What have you been loving this February?
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