I used this straw bag almost all summer. It became my “go to town” bag for those trips that included meetings, meals, and transitions between errands. I didn’t use it for quick trips to town for groceries.
It sits in my closet and holds my umbrella, water bottle, first aid pouch, utensils to to pouch (fork, napkin, hand sanitizer, and reusable straw), a couple of reusable bags, and my EDC (every day carry) purse. I pop whatever I might need for whatever meeting I might have in there the night before too. In other words, all those things I might forget if I am running late in the morning.
Exercise and movement are so important to our being fit and healthy. It takes surprisingly little to get your workouts in at home.
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For cardio three days a week: my trainers, a jump rope, and my bike. I use the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) variety. I take a daily walk as soon as the sun is up to get my daily dose of sunshine. I consider the walk an activity not an exercise.
For strength training three days a week: 2 x 5 pound weights, 2 x 8 pound weights, 1 x 12 pound weight, and a set of fitness bands. I do an upper body push (counter push-up & military press), an upper body pull (row, standing pull-up), a lower body pull (dead lift, hip-hinges), a lower body push (squat), balance (just standing around on one foot), and core (planks, dead bugs & Russian twists)
For flexibility training every day: a yoga mat, a yoga strap, a yoga block, and a bolster. I do a slow, steady, home practice that mirrors an old Jason Crandell video where you do 4 poses for each area you are focusing on . . . so using Sun Salutations you work in 4 shoulder, 4 hips, 4 abs, 4 leg, then a couple of balance moves, legs-up-the-wall series and finally savasana.
For mindfulness every day: BCP (with Laud and Vespers daily) and Headspace meditation app.