Hello! Hey! Hi! How you doing?!?!
I’m a little hyped up if you can’t tell! How have your workouts been going this week? I challenged myself to start incorporating more strength training into my workouts last week as part of a workout challenge my friend Katie and I are doing together to help hold us accountable. I have gotten into a rut of only doing spin class and nothing more the last couple of months, so I knew it was time to step up my game and start incorporating some strength training and variety into my weekly workouts. My goal was to incorporate three 30 minute strength training sessions on top of the spin classes and other cardio I was already doing.
I thought it would be fun to share how the challenge is going for me here to help hold me accountable even more and to bring you guys along for the ride. I’d love it if you guys joined in! Here’s how I did:
Wednesday: 80 minutes of spin + 30 minutes of upper body super set workout
Friday: 60 minutes of spin + 35 minutes upper body super set workout + core work + 5 minutes cool down stair climber 🙂
Sunday: Get Your Rear In Gear 5k
Monday: 80 minutes of spin + 30 minutes upper body machines + core work
Tuesday: 45 minutes of spin + 30 minutes random upper body exercises
So if we’re counting Wednesday-Tuesday, I made my goal, but if we’re counting Monday-Sunday, I missed it by one. I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to track this since it makes the most sense to me to count from Monday-Sunday, even though I’m planning on posting my updates on Wednesdays.
I started wearing an activity tracker in October to try to encourage myself to be more active, since I work a desk job in a VERY small office where I can literally roll in my office chair to anywhere I need to go all day (not that I’ve tried that or anything). I noticed that on the days that I got a workout in, I either met my step goal of 10,000 steps for the day (the recommended daily average) or came VERY close to it. On my rest days, I didn’t even come close. Interesting. There’s some food for thought.
I think that making a plan for my workouts going forward will make it easier for me to accomplish my weekly goals and make sure I fit everything in, despite my busy schedule. Here’s what I have planned for this week:
My Plan For This Week
Thursday: 30 minutes stair climber + Core workout for runners
Saturday: 80 minutes spin + 30 minutes strength training
Sunday: Core Circuit Workout
Monday: 80 minutes spin + 30 minutes strength training
Tuesday: 80 minutes spin + 30 minutes strength training
Questions of the Day:
What is your favorite strength training workout? Any good recommendations?
Do you use an activity tracker? Love it or leave it?
What was your favorite workout lately?