I've always been an active person, played volleyball in school and college and competed in archery for a while.
Nowadays I do archery, squash, pilates and swimming, combined with a bit of weight work.
Archery is one of my greatest passions and I try to practice it as much as I can, nowadays it's 4-5 times a week, I have to stretch the upper part of my body to be able to deliver my best shooting; I'm currently using a 60lb compound bow in my outdoor rounds and a 50lb one in my indoor rounds, I tend to shoot for about an hour on either one or half and half, keeping score of course, on weekends it can go up to 3 hours depending on my mood (and how good or bad the week has gone
I don't play tennis, but I do love to play squash, being a left hander it's a great advantage in racket sports
, I try to do it at least twice a week but it depends a lot on my schedule, normally it's once a week, I have to run a bit in the gym before to warm up my muscles, stretch and then play for an hour, stretch again.
Pilates is something I'm doing daily, only takes about 30 minutes in the morning before I go to work, I have a mat and a ball to do my exercises, it has build a lot of flexibility, stability and control, specially to my archery, because my shoulders and back have better support and I'm able to stretch more easily
My kids are taking swimming classes in the weekends, so both me and my husband join them sometimes, other times I like to have a leisure stroll in the pool after a hard round of archery to loosen up my muscles, it's not something I do weekly but it's getting more regular with their classes.
The weight work is varied, I don't usually do it the same day I do archery or if I do, then it's leg work, the days I don't shoot I do shoulder/back and arm strengthening exercises, not too much weight because I don't want to gain too much muscle, just enough for my muscles to be strong, I lift 30 pounds at most in arms and about 60 in my legs, I can lift more but like I said, I'm not interested in becoming big.
My diet is very mediterranean based but it's more about being used to it than any particular weight loss program: I eat a lot of fish, shrimp, vegetables, fruits, some wine, I like steaks, potatoes, plantains, cassava, rice...
I'm not a big fan of fast food and candy isn't something that makes me crazy, the occasional chocolate or ice cream but that's about it, no protein shakes, no weird diets.