Fitness

My Typical Weekly Workout Schedule

January 30, 2016
LoveYouMoreToo Dallas blogger lifestyle blogger, travel blogger, foodie, fitness Calendar schedule planner

One of my fitness goals for 2016 is to run a marathon. I typically run a few times a week, but I will start marathon training in the summer. The Dallas marathon is in December, so it would be great to be ready by then. Since this is something I have never done before, I get to share all of my experiences from start to finish with you. Right now, my fitness week is pretty standard with a mix of cardio+ running+ strength. A typical week for me looks like…

Monday
AM- TIU cardio
PM- brawl at Barre Code

Tuesday
AM- strength
PM- cardio+ stretch

Wednesday
AM- cardio
PM- barre code

Thursday
AM- yoga
PM- cardio (barre-io)

Friday
AM- barre code
PM- cardio (run)

Saturday
Cardio+ tone

Sunday
4-6 mile run
Foam roll

Once the weather warms up, I will start running more and up my mileage. One of the benefits of being a school counselor is having summers off, so I will be able to push myself and train harder.

I find it much easier to stay motivated doing fitness classes. The energy in the room, instructors and environment really pumps me up. If you haven’t tried group fitness, find a local studio and try it out! I love Barre Code because it is right down the street from me and offers a wide variety of classes ranging from strength to cardio to yoga. Their mantra also really resonates with me and what I believe, so it’s a win win.

When I am at home, my favorite exercises to do are from Tone It Up . They have a huge variety of exercises that are all under 30 minutes. I also use their weekly schedule to keep track of what area I am targeting that day.

Although it doesn’t look like it, I do take rest days when I need them.  I don’t schedule them, but if I am feeling run down and need more rest, I listen to my body.  A good compromise is taking an active rest day, and maybe going for a walk at some point during the day (or shopping, because walking around stores for long periods of time does get your heart rate up!)

I used to hate working out, but started doing a few things a day. Then, I started increasing my time spent each day until I finally got in my current groove.  If you have never stuck with a workout plan before, start slow.  Begin with 20-30 minutes of exercise 3-4 times a week.  Gradually increase to 5 days a week.  It takes time, but you’ll be happy you got started. You are worth the time you set aside for yourself.  I promise.

What are your favorite workouts throughout the week?