02/03/2015

My New Workout Plan

If you've been reading my blog for a while, I'm on a new health kick lately. I'm cutting down on junk food, writing a food diary and trying to exercise as much as possible. However, most of the time, I hate working out. I'm always envious of those people who love it because I'm the opposite!

I've always been a fit person since childhood when I used to dance 5 nights a week and played netball at least once a week at school. However, since starting uni, I've become pretty lazy. Because I do Performing Arts Society, I have rehearsals once a week and I realised how unfit I'd become. I'm knackered after doing a 3-minute dance! So a couple of week ago, I was determined to sort this out. I joined a gym, I signed up for more numbers in the show and cut down on junk food.

Yesterday, I had a new idea to start Blogilates #MARCHofthePOPsters. I've been getting Cassey's emails for a good few months now but I've never been that motivated to work out every day. The great thing is all you have to do is sign up to her emails and you get all the calendars and videos for free. She even creates a Youtube playlist for the videos you need for that day! Every day there are usually 5 videos to work through; because I'm starting as a beginner, I'm only doing 3 of the videos a day. Eventually I aim to be doing all 5 a day. Even though it's only day 2, I've decided that during the week, I'll do the workouts as soon as I wake up if I can. Also, Friday is used as a rest day just for stretching which I've decided to switch with a Saturday as I don't have time to have a full workout on a Saturday. So here is my full workout plan:

Monday
  • #MARCHofthePOPsters Blogilates workout in the morning

Tuesday
  • MARCHofthePOPsters Blogilates workout in the morning
  • Gym straight from uni once a fortnight when I finish at 2 (I finish at 2 one week, and then at 4 the following week):
    • cardio for 20 minutes
    • light stretching for 10 minutes
    • a mini circuit for 20-30 minutes: crunches, squats, whatever takes my fancy really!

Wednesday
  • #MARCHofthePOPsters Blogilates workout in the morning
  • 4 hours of singing and dancing in rehearsals

Thursday
  • #MARCHofthePOPsters Blogilates workout in the morning
  • Gym after I've picked Tom up from work:
    • cardio for 20 minutes
    • upper body workout for 30 minutes: I use light weights as my upper body is very weak and try for more reps. I've started doing a circuit including bicep curls, hammer curls, bent over rows, shoulder presses and tricep extensions. I try to do about 10 reps and try to repeat the circuit a couple of times. This workout is all about my arms, chest and back.
    • light stretching for 10 minutes

Friday
  • #MARCHofthePOPsters Blogilates workout in the morning
  • Gym after I've picked Tom up from work:
    • cardio for 20 minutes
    • lower body workout for 30 minutes: another circuit including squats, wide squats, curtseys, calf raises and a variety of leg raises. Here I try to incorporate leg and bum exercises.
    • light stretching for 10 minutes

Saturday
  • Rest day 
  • I try to stretch when I wake up and walk on my dinner hour

Sunday
  • Gym after work:
    • cardio for 20 minutes
    • ab circuit: planks, a mixture of crunches, mountain climbers, punches. I try to workout my obliques as well as my abs.
    • light stretching for 10 minutes
  • #MARCHofthePOPsters Blogilates workout when I get home from the gym

I also do the Blogilates 30 day challenges for abs, butt and thighs every day. In terms of my circuits at the gym, I usually do 10 reps of an exercise, move through the circuit, stretch for a couple of minutes then repeat the circuit. I think I get a mixture of exercise which I like as I get bored easily! 

Would you be interested in more fitness posts? Would you like more details on the circuits I do?
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