Remember That the Best Exercise Is to Be Active
I often get asked what type of exercises I do to maintain my figure, and I always answer that it depends on how I feel at that moment. There are times in life in which we feel very energetic and strong, like indestructible superheroes. It's during those times when we invest more time at boot camps or at the gym, doing cardio and weights, and that is great.
But, there are moments in which one needs more comfort, tranquility, and peace, and our body wants to feel more centered. During those times, in my case, I do more yoga and Pilates, and I dance to music that makes me feel happy and free. I also like to take walks on sunny mornings to get some vitamin D, which is great for keeping depression away and gets the body energized. Morning light also helps regulate our circadian rhythm, so we can go to sleep and wake up earlier.
The most important thing is to listen to your body. Don't force yourself to go to the gym because you pay a monthly membership or because all of your friends will be going together to a Zumba class. If you learn to recognize the signals your body is giving you, you will be more successful at keeping active while doing what you enjoy. Staying active is what counts!