Updated: Apr 21, 2020
Bringing you my “weekly workouts” series! Since this blog is about health and wellness, that includes fitness as well. Fitness is a big part of my life- I’ve been a runner for as long as I can remember and ran half and full marathons throughout college. Practicing yoga became a part of my life at the end of 2017. I found yoga to be a life saver for me during an extremely emotional time in my life and still find it to not only be a good workout, but a way to keep me grounded and my soul content. Then, about over a year ago I found OrangeTheory Fitness- I love being drenched in sweat every time I leave a class and it was a serious game changer for me in elevating my fitness.
I want to share weekly workouts for a number of reasons- I hope they inspire you to get out there and try new things! You don’t have to do the same workout or go to the same gym everyday if that’s not giving you the variety you need. (Unless you love the routine and consistency).
I also want to emphasize the importance of movement and activity for the body. Exercise is so important for my mental health- it keeps me sane and basically eliminates my anxiety and stress. Even if I just go for a walk, it does wonders for the mind.
And probably most importantly, it’s okay to take rest days and listen to your body. I rarely plan my workouts out for the week. Sure, I have a general idea of what I’m going to do each day depending on my schedule, but if I’m super sore one day and had planned on taking an intense OrangeTheory class, I might reassess and either take a rest day or go to yoga. It’s so important to listen to your body and understand its needs. You’ll feel so much better in the long run. I used to beat myself up for not sticking to my workout schedule or taking that extra rest day. For me, creating a loose schedule and plan for my week allows for wiggle room, while also still starting the week with intention and promise to myself that I will move my body in some shape or form. Some weeks my body may need two rest days, some weeks it needs three and sometimes my rest days are in a row. It’s all about balance and just making sure I’m moving my body consistently.
3.5 Mile Run
5 Rounds in 20 Mins Of:
Plank in and outs x6
Side to side crunches x20
Mountain climbers x50
Kettlebell swings (15 lbs) x20
Dumbbell single arm thrusters (15lbs) x10 each arm
Jumping jacks x25
Plank shoulder taps x20
OrangeTheory Fitness Class
Yoga Class- “Hot Yoga Flow”
OrangeYheory Fitness Class
750 Mountain Climbers for ALS Fundraising!
OrangeTheory Fitness Class
There you have it! Start your week off on a positive note and get out there and move your body, even if that is just taking a walk around the block. Each week is a fresh start! Happy Monday!