REAL, FRUGAL, HEALTHY, and FUN!!!
From time to time I get a little burned out on my workouts. I never stop. I wont let myself. Sometimes, I’ll completely change my workouts. Sometimes I’ll simplify so my workouts don’t overwhelm me. It just depends, but I find ways to adapt them so that I wont quit. What’s a great workout if you’re not going to do it? The workout you’re actually going to do is the best workout for you. What I mean by that is that even if a workout is filled with a great exercise routine, if you’re not going to do it, it’s not a great workout for you. I’ve opted to simplify lately. Between motherhood, household chores, my blog, my workouts, and life in general, I was getting a little overwhelmed with stress and fatigue. I wrote up a schedule for blog posts, and a schedule for workouts. It’s helped so much. I feel renewed and able to do it all again. My workout routine is:
Sunday – Shoulders
Monday – Chest and triceps
Tuesday – Yoga
Wednesday – Back and biceps
Thursday – Yoga
Friday – 45 minute incline walk
Keep in mind, I also walk to my boys school every weekday and workout at the park across the street (abs, park bench workouts, resistance bands, etc…). And on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I incline walk for 30 minutes in the morning. It can be a lot. So I’ve simplified my evening workouts just a bit. I’m sure I’ll decide to mix it up again before too long. I like changing it up. Here’s my leg workout from last Friday.
Bridges (6 sets/12 reps) – holding a heavy weight over the pelvic area.
Deadlifts (2 sets/12 reps regular, 2 sets/12 reps feet together, 2 sets/12 reps feet wide) – heavy weight
Squats (2 sets/12 reps regular, 2 sets/12 reps feet together, 2 sets/12 reps feet wide) – heavy weight
Calve raises (2 sets/12 reps toes pointing forward, 2 sets/12 reps toes pointing inward, 2 sets/12 reps toes pointing outward) – medium weight (not light, but not so heavy you’re going to tip over)
Changing your stance enables you to hit different parts of a muscle. It’s the same with changing your grip when you work your upper body. Some days I change my stance a lot, and other days I keep a regular/classic stance. It’s good to change things up.