How’s the week going?
I feel like the month of September is SO all over the place for me. My work schedule is…weird due to 18 switches I made (not really) to accommodate for school. I started school and I’m trying to navigate that. I felt 92 years old trying to remember how to post something to a discussion board for blackboard. And it took me a solid 15 minutes to figure it out. Not. kidding. In my defense, I really never used it much in undergrad. I also move in two weeks (ish). What?! So I have like, a good chunk of my belongings in my car. Things are all over the place. BUT IT’S FINE. I don’t want to rush September but I’m also like, is it October yet?! (She says on September 1st…).
Anyway….As I mentioned previously, I wanted to do a free week of whatever I wanted in the gym (or out of the gym) to see what I want to do! Or to just have a break from structure. I think that has physical and mental benefits. I LOVE routine. Almost too much. So shaking things up challenges me that way too 😉 I tell myself this when I have to work night shifts….
I love seeing what others have done in a week of workouts, so I thought I’d share! I didn’t do anything too ‘random’ to change things up. But I’m debating doing a youtube workout video to end the week. Either something from Popsugar or pilates or something different. I used to be SO into working out from home so we’ll see!
My week of workouts:
(what I’ve done so far and what I’m planning to do…)
Monday: 40 minute
run trot plus 15 minutes of upper body strength training. It was 57 (!!!) degrees when I woke up so I just jogged at my own comfortable little (turtle-like) pace and lifted some weights afterwards! Nothing fancy.
Wednesday: Impromptu rest day! I had full intentions of getting up and doing just a quickie HIIT (15-20m) before work. I actually love working out on days I work where I’m not back to back work days. But I slept terribly Tuesday and Wednesday night and my body was like NO. I had small group after and to be honest, it’s a rarity for me to gather any sort of energy to exercise after work.
Thursday: Core/Cardio circuit + Finisher: I’ve been doing Lauren’s plans for so long it’s hard for me to get out of that groove. So in my head I thought I worked most upper body (bi/tri/shoulders) on Monday, legs Tuesday, so I wanted to do some back/core this day. (Check out my Instagram for the finisher I did!)
Friday: Today I plan (this post will go up at 5 am 😉 ) to do some LISS training. It’s either going to be a walk/run.
Saturday: Planned rest day. I work this day and I don’t see myself getting up at 4 am on a Saturday to work out…
Sunday: I want to do either a quick HIIT or a full body weighted circuit OR something from YouTube. All things I haven’t done much of in my last few programs outside of 10 minute sprint finishers. And following Kirsty Godso on Instagram has given me tons of HIIT inspiration! I love body weight HIITs (burpees/tuck jumps/box jumps/mountain climbers). THESE are workouts I actually find a lot of fun! This is still a few days a way…so I’ll wake up Sunday and see what feels best!
Things I noticed:
- I was CRAVING some cardio. I wanted to add ‘cardio moves’ into my lifts (fast feet/box jumps/burpees/etc.). I also WANTED to run Monday. Love that. Love this weather!
- Outside of days I’m running, I usually didn’t want to be in the gym longer than 40 minutes! Actually, most of my strength workouts were about 35. I feel like if I’m dying at 35 minutes that’s a sign of a good workout, right? And my mind is like ‘on to the next thing now…’.
- Still loving the strength training! Even though this was my week to do whatever, and I kind of thought I would venture out and do some random stuff, I still wanted to! I used to do zero (and I mean zilch) strength training. Just ran. All the time. Every day.
- I want to keep this up, for now! Maybe a few weeks. And then back to the LG plan? We’ll see. 😉
Happy Friday, everyone!
Do you plan all of your workouts beforehand?
Have you done any new workouts lately? Are you more of a cardio junkie or love to strength train?