A San Fran Circuit Workout with CALIA by Carrie
This weekend we headed up to San Francisco for our friend’s wedding.
Despite the cloudy forecast, we lucked out and had perfectly sunny, crisp autumn weather both days.
My original plan was to wake up early Saturday morning, check out the ClassPass offerings in the area, and try to get in a good workout before we met friends for a pre-wedding brunch.
Not so surprisingly though, Friday ended up being a late night.
We got in around 9:30 pm, didn’t have dinner until 11, then met up with friends for celebratory drinks. One glass of champagne turned into two, and of course, we didn’t get to bed till pretty late.
When my hubby woke me at 7 a.m. the next morning for our planned workout, I was not feeling it.
Pushing my grogginess aside, I figured I’d at least get up, throw on some activewear, and see where the morning took us.
Feeling cozy, and a little more inspired thanks to my outfit, we set out on the streets of SF. We decided to scrap the studio workout plan and just get exercise by walking around the city.
First, we hit up the Ferry Building to grab SF’s famed Blue Bottle Coffee and some fresh, local produce from the farmer’s market.
Next, we headed to Golden Gate Park.
By the time we got there, I was already feeling more awake and energized. I suppose when you look the part, you begin to feel the part too.
We decided to go for a jog — and ended up running two miles and completing a 20-minute circuit workout in between!
I was so proud of myself for not allowing our lack of sleep ruin a beautiful day in the city.
We could have easily just stayed in bed for most of the morning, had a big mid-day brunch, skipped exercise, and chalked up our laziness to typical vacation behavior.
When you make a small effort though — for me, simply getting out of bed and tossing on workout wear — it makes a big difference. Being a healthy, active person isn’t just a persona you take on when you “feel like it.”
It’s a lifestyle — a daily decision to move, make healthy choices, and a commitment to stay the path.
Post-workout we ended up spending the rest of the day exploring the city on foot and clocking another five miles or so. It felt so good to get our blood pumping and enjoy the wonderful weather.
Plus — knowing that we’d had such an active day made me feel totally justified taking down two donuts chocolate-covered donuts at the wedding that evening!
Try my “Golden Gate Workout” the next time you’re traveling or looking for a quick, fun outdoor circuit. All you need is a bench or steps.
Weigh In: Do you find that putting on workout clothes if half the battle? What motivates you to “stay the path?”
*This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of CALIA.