I’ve been asked several times what I do to keep in shape. Apart from having good genes (thank you 老天爷), a balanced diet and enough sleep, I also workout during the week.
The type of workout I do really depends on my mood and how my body is physically feeling for the day. If I’m too tired to go on the treadmill, I stay on my mat and do some Pilates. When Galantis gets me pumped up, off to the gym I go. I love mixing my workouts around for two reasons:
- So that it doesn’t get boring – and I get bored very easily.
- So that my muscles don’t get immune to the workout I’m doing, and therefore every session ends up being effective and I get the most out of it.
I thought I’d share my YouTube workout playlist with you, to show you what kind of exercises I’ve found to be useful. However, do keep in mind that although they work for me, they may not work for you as our bodies and lifestyles are very different. It’s more important that you start at a level where your body can take it and then gradually build up from there.
That said, the two toughest videos to follow through 100% for me are the ones titled, “Lift Your Booty Workout | 5 Moves to Your Fittest Butt” and “Pilates with Kristin McGee 20 minutes to flat abs, toned arms and lean thighs.” The latter makes it look so effortless, but I tell you it’s absolutely not! In general, I feel that the videos from Blogilates bulk up the body more than the ones from Kirstin McGee, and they are more energetic in nature. If you’re a beginner or haven’t done any exercise in a long while, do start with the 5-minute exercises to get a feel of how much you can do.
A while back, I wrote about how the KonMari method changed my life. If you’re stuck in a workout rut, know that you can also apply this to your workout routine (that’s basically how I picked the videos)! If there’s a particular workout you don’t feel good about, or isn’t giving you the results you want, then flick it away and choose something else. Have a go at this playlist and tell me how you feel about it.
I like that most of these videos in the playlist are short, bite-sized ones so that I can pick and choose whichever one I feel like doing. I’m also always looking out for new ones to add to this list, so if you like what you’ve discovered in here, do bookmark this page.
Your health matters,