HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN WORKOUT PLAN/SCHEDULE

Monday, July 22, 2019


Happy Monday friends! 

The weekend went by pretty dang fast! I spent most of it cleaning the house (which seems to never stop) and cutting the grass. We're suppose to be getting a "cool front" and when my husband first told me, I was thinking 50 degree weather you know, but nope I think it's suppose to be in the low 80's, I'll take what I can get though! haha 

Monday's are always about fitness or health here on my blog, I also try my best to share workouts that you can do at home because I know majority of my followers are either moms or you just rather workout at home. In the last couple of weeks one of the most commonly asked questions has been, how do I know what to do each day? How do I plan out my workouts? 

So I thought I would share with y'all how I do it and how you can too! It's easy and I feel like having a plan keeps you motivated because you know what you're going to be doing instead of laying in bed, contemplating on what you're going to do and then next thing you know you've spent an hour scrolling through Pinterest trying to come up with exercises to do that day, you catch my drift? 

First thing is first...

WHY DO YOU WANT TO START EXERCISING?
Okay so first ask yourself this question. Are you doing this because you want to lose weight, to tone up, to be confident, or simply because you just want to be healthier! Or because you want to wear cute workout clothes, "slowly raises hand". You first have to figure out why you want this and then well you've heard me say it a million times...the HARDEST part is STARTING! 

WHEN & HOW LONG CAN YOU EXERCISE 
This is KEY! Be realistic, how much time do you have to workout? So let's say you have to be at work at 8am, wait did I mention sleep will be sacrificed? Okay assuming it takes you maybe an hour to get to work, puts you at 7am, maybe 30 minutes to get ready, so 6:30, this means you can wake up at either 5:45 or 6 and get a good 20-30 minute workout in! OR if you rather workout after work, pack your workout clothes so right after work you can get it done. Also let's say your busiest day is Monday, you don't want to schedule yourself to do an hour workout, why? Because you don't want to overwhelm yourself and end up skipping your workout. Like I said be realistic and productive with your time. Remember this is YOUR workout plan. 

WHAT FORM OF EXERCISE DO YOU WANT TO DO?
This is also KEY! There are so many forms of exercise now that there is something for everyone! When creating your workout plan choose things that you genuinely ENJOY! This is a perfect example..If you don't like running but you want to do cardio so you assume running is the way to do it you're kinda forcing it on you. You don't enjoy running so chances are you're never going to really enjoy your workout. Maybe try Zumba or riding your bike, or even boxing! Depending on what your goal is, do make sure you're balancing between cardio & lifting weights (physical weights or your own body weight) to see changes in your body. 

DETERMINE WHERE YOU WILL BE EXERCISING 
And lastly determine where you will be exercising. Again this is YOUR workout plan so this is all up to you. For me, I do at home workouts. If you're a stay at home like me, you can even take your kids to the park, pack your yoga mat, a couple of weights and of course a towel, and get your workout done at the park! You get your sweat on and your kids get some play time! Win Win! I'm just giving you ideas here, if you decide to workout after work but don't have access to at gym, and you're bored of doing your workouts at home, head to the park, ride your bike or even hike a trail! I'm telling you there is something for everyone! 
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Below I'm going to share what my weekly workout schedule looks like...again I'm doing what works best for me and what my goals are. You are more than welcome to follow it too! 


WORKOUT PLAN JULY 22-28

MONDAY: 1O MIN CARDIO (LAPS) +ABS
35 SECONDS EACH X 3 
*REACH AROUND CRUNCH 
*TOE TOUCHES
*ALTERNATING LEG CRUNCH
*SIDE TO SIDE PLANK 
*ALTERNATING TUCK IN CRUNCH 
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50 SQUATS

TUESDAY: 10 MIN CARDIO (HIIT) +ARMS
*BENT OVER ROW 10-12 
*SINGLE ARM ROW ALTERNATING 10-12
*TRICEP DIPS 10-12
*OVERHEAD PULL 10-12
*REAR DELTOID ROATIONS 10-12
REPEAT X3 

WEDNESDAY: REST DAY OR  3+ MILE RUN 

THURSDAY: 10 MIN CARDIO (DANCING) + LOWER BODY
*LYING SIDE LEG RAISES 10-15
*FIRE HYDRANTS 10-15
*SUMO SQUAT JUMP 10-15
*CALF RAISES 10-15
*FROG PUMPS 10-15
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20 SIT UPS 
20 LEG RAISES 

FRIDAY: 10 MIN CARDIO (LAPS) + FULL BODY 
*REVERSE LUNGE TO SHOULDER PRESS 10-15
*SIT UPS 20
*FORWARD FLYS 10-15
*LEG RAISES 20
*PUSH UP W/ LEG RAISE 10-15

SATURDAY: REST DAY 

SUNDAY: 3+ MILE RUN 

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I hope y'all enjoyed this blog post & found it helpful! And again please remember this is your workout plan! Thank you so much for stopping by and for continuing to support my blog! 


Disclaimer: I am NOT a personal trainer nor a health nutritionist, everything I am sharing is from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. If you attempt this workout please do it at your own pace. What works for me may not work for you. 


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