As I’m writing this I am thinking about cheeseburgers and TashOakley. Honey-buttered croissants and HBFit. Chocolate, Froyo, melted cheese and this chick. This is often how my mind works. In constant tension. Back and forth. Give and Take. And Take. And Take. I’ve struggled with my weight and body image for a long time, and while I don’t always show it physically, there’s certainly a battle going on in my mind. After my unhealthy drop from 155 pounds to 115 pounds in a matter of weeks (I was in college), I decided I needed to get my life together. I changed my eating habits little by little and incorporated a tailored fitness routine. I’m not perfect, but I have advice. I’ve got plenty of advice.
Here’s what I have been up to workout wise. Hopefully, if you’ve been on and off with your workouts, this will help you.
If I’m having a great week, my workouts usually look like this:
Monday: Cardio & Stretch. This could be anything. HIIT, running, dancing, “playing” soccer, or some sort of aerobic game. I usually do about 30-40 minutes then stretch.
Tuesday: Legs & Cardio. I do legs first. All kinds of squats, leg lifts, and wall sits. Then I like to do sprints if I’m outside or near a track. If not, I usually get on a stair master or elliptical. That’s the cardio.
Wednesday: Arms + Abs. I don’t really like arms. Honestly, I do this with M because he has better exercises. If it were up to me, I’d skip arms all together. We usually do something with weights. I would tell you the actual exercises but, I don’t really pay attention. I also do not have a set abs workout. There are so many ab workouts on the internet. I just do whatever is most recently pinned or on Nike Training Club.
Thursday: Whole Body. I just be doing stuff on this day.
Saturday: Rest. However, M and I like to be active so we might ride our bikes, go for a long walk, throw the football around, or play tennis. You never know.
Sunday: Yoga. Birkam. Vinyasa. Hatha. I love these types. Though, I wouldn’t say that I live a Yogi lifestyle, so don’t ask me any deep questions, girl. I do not know the answers. Just the poses.
If I’m having a bad week, scramble all the above, nix arms, and sprinkle in Netflix. The most important thing to remember is to WORK when you workout. Sweat, a lot. Don’t give up. And don’t give 8 when you got 10.
I’m not at my “goal” body, but I’m getting there. What about you? What does your workout look like? What are your favorite workouts? Do you watch Yoga with Adrienne or Blogilates? Tell me things in the comments.