How I'm Bringing Zesty (Workouts) Back - Sponsored Post

When I signed on for this sponsored post, I was drawn by the words used to highlight the theme.

Zesty. Sizzling. Sultry. Sexy.

These are all words I'm uncomfortable using, yet I absolutely see them in my life. While it's not a surprise to regular Fresh Jess readers, I have been on a mission to be much healthier this year. One reason is because I want to feel like I’m all of those words, all the time. My life is zesty. My body is sizzling. My hair & style are sultry. I am sexy.

I've blogged a lot about the changes in food and diet that I've been making, but I haven’t gone into much detail about fitness, which is the other major piece to health. Today I’m doing exactly that.

I have such a love/hate relationship with working out. I’d gotten by on my Filipina-American genes for the first 23 years of my life, but once real (post-college) life started to set in, the need to work out showed itself QUICKLY. I got into a habit of going to the gym 4-5 times a week, and really enjoyed it. Then agency – and later, freelance – life happened, and working out became less of a fun hobby and more of a low-priority necessity. I’d skip a workout if I didn’t have time, and soon enough, I never made time for it any more.

This was my first time stand-up paddleboarding a couple of years ago. I was scared of the lake water so I put on a vest LOL

I really want to be more active in general, and I am absolutely up for trying new things*. I’m grateful to have access to a bank of at-home video workouts, but I’m also looking to try or dive more into:

  • Hiking
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Flywheel
  • Barre
  • Marathons
  • CrossFit (eep!)
  • Zumba
  • Biking
  • Hot yoga

What are your new or favorite ways to stay fit? I’d love to add to this list!

*It's a doubleheader! Stay tuned next week to see how I’m incorporating some of these new workouts into my life.

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