Michigan has certainly shown it’s fall colors this week. I have been sleeping in long sleeves, running in sweat pants, and enjoying everything pumpkin, cinnamon, and apple spiced I can get my hands on.
Which brings me to this morning’s breakfast:
Two Van’s Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon waffles (yum) topped with a mixture of unsweetened applesauce, pumpkin, and a few sprinkles of pumpkin spice and cinnamon.
It only took a few minutes to prepare and tasted like I slaved over it all morning. Love when that happens!
You know what else I adore about this time of year? Getting the urge to go outside. While I have plans to visit the gym later tonight for Fitness Pilates (and redeem myself for missing Tuesday), I just realized that I can’t even remember the last time I stepped foot in the gym.
I have still been working out, but have been running more than ever. Also, I’ve been enjoying a handful of at home workouts I have yet to share here.
Today I wanted to let you in on a workout I originally put together as a guest post for Hillary. (<- check her out!) And, side note: I included 60’s in the title to go off of the 60, 50, 40, etc. theme you will catch onto.
60’s Outside Fall Workout
Besides taking group fitness classes like yoga, Pilates, and barre, I like to keep in shape with workouts that involve running, HIIT, or Tabatas. Running is a passion of mine because it allows me to get outside, listen to different types of music, and soak in the fresh air and scenic routes while exercising.
With the cooler weather creeping in, I have been spending more days running outside and less days inside a gym. Since relocating up north from down south just a year ago, the fall has without a doubt become the season I enjoy the most.
I look for any excuse to get outdoors and recently got inspired to take my workouts there too, no matter what my neighbors might think of me.
Never tried it? If you’re worried about getting your hands (and knees) dirty, try bringing a mat with you, or finding a spot around your home that doesn’t get too messy. If you’re like me, you might just enjoy a reason to roll around in the leaves or hang from a tree every now and then.
Below is a fifteen minute circuit workout I put together that requires zero equipment. The time might sound breezy, but don’t let it fool you… after a few rounds of 60’s I was certainly feelin’ it!
Make sure to do all of the exercises back to back with a one minute rest between each round.
Want more? Throw in some extra credit by doing 60 sit-ups or other abdominal exercise of choice. Don’t be afraid to grab on and go for a full body exercise like leg ups or knee raises.
In doing so, you might just fall for these types of outdoor workouts like I have!
Questions of the Day
• Do you enjoy taking your workouts outside of the gym?
• Have you made anything pumpkin recently I should know about? (Feel free to link up!)
I plan to take full advantage of having the rest of the day to myself. I have had an incessant itch to get back in the kitchen (finally!), bake something pumpkin and create a new soup recipe. Hopefully that goes well and I will have some yummy fall inspired recipes to share with you very soon.