My Workout Routine

I’ve recently had a few inquires, on the blog, and in real life… about what I do for WORKOUTS.  Now theres not tooo many pics of me on here, but I would describe myself as reasonably fit with a strong lower body. To be honest my ARM, BACK, and CHEST game could use a little work.

But I’m, I guess you could say, a PETITE and sorta dainty girl and would like to continue looking like a girl. I’m not a fan of being overly muscular, but I would like to be able to do a little more than a few push ups!

So here’s me…

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…HI

I LOVE exercise, it is my happy place, hiking, walking, biking, horse riding, spending a couple hours in the gym, like I’d probably even be game to play golf… I just like to be active.

About my ACTUAL WORKOUTS : To stay in shape and get stronger ( last year I started with a 20 lb barbell, now I’m up to 100 lbs with the big girl bar), I do a number of things…

I have a ROUTINE. The one thing I’ve noticed is that having a routine is the most effective way to reach your fitness and health goals.

In the mornings, besides starting my day with a warm ALKALIZING drink ,I head over to my yoga mat to do my morning work, consisting of a few rounds of ab work, squats to get that blood flowing and a 5 minute yoga routine! Yes, there are some days where I don’t get around to it, but for the most part its the beginning of all my days.

Now about CARDIO. I used to only do cardio, a little over a year and a half ago I finally switched things up and started seeing real changes. So as of now I only WALK, and do the SPIN BIKE for HIIT. I do a HIIT workout about 3 times a week, its only 4 minutes long + warm up and cool down. I believe this is all I need, in the wild humans probably didn’t have to out run a predator  for more than 4 minutes.  On days when I’ve done my pre workout stroll and still feel a little sleepy I throw in a good 5 minutes of jumping! It’s lots of fun and get that lymphatic fluid moving.

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Onto my weight lifting habits, or as I like to call them, THE GAINZ:  I love working out my lower body, especially my BUTT hehe. I do two butt specific workouts a week and 1 overall KILLER LEG DAY as I like to call it. So thats 3 days a week where I’ve got my booty working. Now I want to be clear, these are not particularly long workouts. I do a little walking or spinning warmup, do my activating exercises then dive into my weight bearing moves only for about 30 – 40 mins. PLUS once per week I’ll finish a booty workout with 20 mins on the stair master. Good luck walking after that one.

2 Days a week I focus on my arms/chest and back, which usually incorporates the core soooo thats the reasoning behind me not having a “core day”. I don’t go super heavy on my arms, most exercises I do are body weight or I use 5-6 lbs. For my back and shoulders though, I do try and use as much weight as I can. I mostly use machines when trying to target the back and shoulders because I am not incredibly strong and the machines help me be able to lift more while avoiding possible injury.

Speaking of avoiding possible injury… STRETCHING people… DO IT. Or better yet, use a rumble roller or a foam roller to really get into those muscles and loosen things up. Learn more about the benefits of foam rolling HERE.  I also like to incorporate a yoga class once or twice a week depending on my time limitations. I always feel so relaxed, calm, and all stretched out after a good session.

So peeps, thats the basic overview of my workout routine. One of these days I’ll get around to making a video of my workouts or writing them all down for you all!

What are your workouts like? Do you have a favorite workout class you like to go to?!

Bite Me, With Love

 

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2 thoughts on “My Workout Routine

  1. mikefleckcreator

    Awesome article and you’re so right about stretching! My rollers are an absolutely necessity for my running schedule. Great stuff! Are you on FB at all? If you’re interested, we have a great group of fitness enthusiasts/bloggers over there, it would be great to have you with us! Here’s the link if you’re interested- https://www.facebook.com/groups/theactiveyou/

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