Over the past few weeks I’ve had a lot of you message me asking me about my workout routine and what I do at the gym. So, I wanted to share a quick post with you including an example of a weeks worth of workouts and the routine behind them.
This past year has been the first time in my life that I’ve ever worked out on a regular basis for more than a week at a time.
During the work my tightly regimented schedule allows me to stay on track, leaving the weekends as an excuse to fall off and forget about my health completely.
NOW I’ve finally figured out a schedule that works for me that allows me to workout 5/6x a week!
One of the main reasons that I’ve been able to maintain this workout routine is due to my boyfriends encouragement and support. Life with a new dog can be hectic, and he helps fill in for me when it’s time to hit the gym.
Another factor is finding things I enjoy to do without overdoing it. I tolerate running, but I don’t desire to run everyday. I’ve found a new love for resistance training and a routine where cardio is limited to one or two days a week.
Cardio days are tough to do outside in the summer heat, but I’ve enjoyed going to Lake Crabtree to kayaking or paddle board on the weekends to supplement workouts.
When it comes to active wear, I don’t spend much. I buy the majority of my workout clothes from TJ Maxx or YogaOutlet. I don’t like to spend all my hard earned cash on clothes I’m going to sweat in. Maybe I will one day when I can rock the look as well as Kate Hudson in Fabletics.
If you’re looking to start a work out schedule here are some helpful tips:
- Find a schedule that works for you. I never in my life would have thought that getting up at 5:30am would be something I like doing. And some days it’s extremely difficult to get out of bed. I feel my best the days I’m out of bed early. I love the fact that I’m finished with my workout (which typically lasts between 45mins-1hour) by 7am. I come home, make breakfast and spend some extra time with my pup.
- Don’t obsess about weight loss. That was my initial goal and I was too fixated on the scale and counting calories every day. What worked best for me was sticking to a schedule and being consistent in my diet.
- Take pictures. It may be a little awkward the first time, and you may not like the initial pictures. Keeping a visual diary of your progress is a great motivator. Take pictures of your front, side, and back and compare them ever 2 weeks. Again if you stay consistent you will see results.
What have you found that is motivating and pushes you during work outs? Do you set goals or just try to get into a routine? Message me for any additional questions!