It’s no secret, I have been living on the road for the past year, and my life and workouts have changed!
Just two months ago, my husband and I took the RV and moved semi-permanently to Utah, to live with Grandma on her farm and help her with her animals. Oh, at the same time, I also purchased a BRAND NEW phones, after destroying mine on a cruise, by leaving it on a deck chair in the heat and dropping it. (womp, womp, womp)
Even though, now we are in a permanent location, we are are 20 miles from a gym, and it’s just not all that time or fuel-efficient to drive to one every day.
Needless to say, I have no problem with creativity; and the mountains, hills, trails and outdoor scenery of Southern Utah, can’t be beat.
I realized, that many of you may have some of the same struggles.
I always grew up in a city or suburb and it literally never occurred to me that someone couldn’t get to the gym.
However, being in this lifestyle for the past year, not only do I see how someone couldn’t but also how they may not WANT to!!
I’m going to give you a few of my new “Active Lifestyle” Tips and Workouts.
1. Trail Running or Hiking: I LOVE getting out and exploring, especially at sunset. I keep my phone on me at all times and have downloaded a cool app that tracks where I am on GPS (great safety feature too!), my distance, and speed.
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 is a screen protector that dramatically improves protection against drops, and I can say; that is definitely the kind of peace of mind I need with my phone out there on the rocks and rough ground.
I tend to start with a half a mile jog up our hill, then I like to play games with myself by walking until I am breathing normal again, then I’ll find a tree out in the distance and jog until I reach it, then walk again.
It’s a fun way to challenge myself, enjoy the scenery and competed with my progress from before.
Sometimes, I will switch up the route as well, or just track my miles to see if I can add a little distance.
You can search for a running app in your app store and do the same!
2. Biking: I haven’t been on a bike for over ten years, but I went out and bought a cute little cruiser.
Our mail box is over half a mile away and that was the first practical reason for the bike. (my justification)
Then I realized, what a fun evening activity it could be, and it was also a great alternative to exercise when the horse stepped on my toe and I couldn’t walk!!
I use my app on my bike rides, and love to make different routes, but have you ever put your phone in your pocket and then sat down?
In laboratory tests, Gorilla Glass 4 survives up to 80% of the time when dropped from 3 feet high, and was up to 2x tougher than competitive glass designs.
Because there are some good hills in the area, I generally try to find a route where I have 2-4 really hard pushes up hill (but that also includes 2-4 downhill coasts… wheeee!!) This is fun, because my legs get a totally different burn than the hikes and I feel more accomplished because I can cover twice as much ground on the bike! ha!
3. YardWork: Ha! not what you expected was it?
Honestly, I have gotten leaner and more toned from the yard work that from anything else in a long time!!
Handling a shovel, a rake and, chopping tree branches works my shoulders and core like nothing else!
It honestly can be boring and since I’m a huge multi-tasker, I tend to use my weed pulling, horse-poop-picking, and ground raking time as my personal development time.
I listen to business podcasts or my collection of audible books. It helps me get through the grit and dirt, and I feel like I learned something as well.
Being out with the rocks, dirt and animals, I’m glad that my phone is protected and I know that Gorilla Glass 4 is the toughest cover glass yet.
I’m pretty confident about my new routine sustaining my body and health and also loving this new lifestyle!
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