We love a good yoga sequence, and we’re closing out the year with an everyday flow by yogi Sierra Nowak. This year, self-care activities have been much needed, and Sierra is giving us all a gift to take us into the new year, and beyond. We also had the chance to ask Sierra a little more about her fitness loves, challenges, and favorite things.
What is your favorite way to work out and why?
I love anything that feels like an activity — HIIT workouts, yoga classes, paddle boarding! Basically, anything other than your traditional gym workout.
How many times do you work out a week?
I aim for three days a week — some weeks it’s only two, and some it’s five. I also am pretty active in my daily schedule, which I think helps!
How do you overcome workout challenges?
My biggest challenge is motivation, so whenever I am feeling unmotivated, I try to envision my dream role and how I want to look on the big screen, and that always seems to light a fire under my butt!
What is your go-to post and pre-workout snack?
Pre-workout snacks for me are boiled eggs, oatmeal, or anything in that bland category, so it’s easy on my stomach. I wake up hungry most days, so I need to eat a little something before working out. For post, I am a sucker for a good protein smoothie, sometimes I also use those for motivation!
What is your favorite cheat day meal?
Cheesy pasta is my weakness — I love a good stuffed shell dinner or a big bowl of baked mac-n-cheese! Love me a good carbs-and-cheese overload!
Matcha or Coffee – Iced Matcha, unsweetened with oat milk.
Yoga or Pilates – YOGA, ALL DAY!
Fall or Summer – Fall has my heart.
World Traveler or Backyard Explorer – World Traveler.
Gilmore Girls or Friends – Wow, this one’s hard. Friends, if I have to!
Early bird or Night Owl – Night Owl.
Tacos + Guac or Burgers + Fries – Tacos.
This yoga sequence was contributed exclusively to Ellie by Sierra Nowak, yogi, actress, candlemaker, and mental health awareness and women’s empowerment advocate . Instagram: @sierranowak.