I am quite the type a person. I need a schedule for my week, I use a calendar for the month, I like to do lists way more than I should. Nothing changes when it comes to my fitness! I need a plan of attack for my week if I hope to accomplish any type of progress.
When I don’t schedule (which happened last week due to getting home from vacation and a lot to do) my workouts seem to suffer. I don’t feel like I need to workout, because I have nothing scheduled for the day. I’m also too lazy to figure out a workout in the morning, and an entire hour goes by with me on the elliptical barely working up a sweat and lifting up some dumbbells.
I thought I’d give you a bit of a rundown on how I plan my week of workouts. I typically do this Sunday evening as I take the day off from working out on Sunday’s (it’s my rest day) and its the beginning of a new week.
First thing I do is list all the days in the week. If I know there’s a day I cannot workout on a certain day, I make that my rest day.
Next thing I do is figure out when to make my running. I usually make it Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. These are days that I work on just cardio, by running at a steady pace.. Typically. I also incorporate abs on two of these days.
I then figure out when I want to work my upper and lower body and in which way. Do I want full body workouts, specific target areas, or circuit formations? This changes from week to week.
Now comes the fun part! I either make up workouts, or look through my large stash of workouts to find ones to fit! Sometimes this means I rearrange my schedule if I find ones I want to do, but don’t necessarily work in with my plan. When any blogger posts a workout, I save it to my computer under whichever area it targets. This makes it so easy to find workouts to do!
So there you have it! I’m much less likely to skip a workout when it is planned out this much! I just have never been one to go to the gym and figure things out as I go, but everyone is different 🙂
Now that I made you listen to all that, it’s time for a workout for YOU to do!
A couple weeks ago I wanted just a good ol’ fashioned super set workout for my chest and back. Sometimes, circuits just don’t sound great to me, and I need a hard workout. I put this together, and felt great when it was done! Use weights that challenge you and you will feel the burn!
Here are some links to the exercises:
Do you typically plan your workouts for the week?
How many days do you strength train?
Do you like circuits?