This month was when I decided to take charge of my health! So today, I’m sharing my current workout routine with you!
So this month I joined 3 DietBet games, started a 6 month HealthyWager, and joined 9 personal jackpot challenges through HealthyWage. You can read all about that here! So obviously I’m serious about changing my lifestyle and becoming the healthiest version of myself. One thing that was a big challenge was getting a good workout. I’m going to talk more about my journey at the end of the month when I do my first weight loss update, but for now, just know that the challenge was worth it.
So I’ve always sort of liked cardio. Not intense stuff, but things like dancing, walking, etc. So I didn’t mind starting to incorporate this into my workout routine but I wanted to amp it up a little bit. So for the month of Jnauary, I decided that I wanted to start my journey towards running a 10-minute mile. Now know this, I’ve NEVER been able to run a 10-minute mile or run anywhere for any reason.
The first week of the month I didn’t have a workout routine as I wanted to get my diet down first. But, moving forward, I plan to do an hour of cardio 6 days a week. Starting on the treadmill with a speed of 2.5, and increase by .1 every single week until I reach speed 6. I created an excel sheet to track each week and give myself a projection of when I should be hitting my goal. September 17 will be the first day I hit my goal!
I’ve always been on the fence about weight training. When I danced in high school my coach spoke strongly against it. But when I got to college, the personal trainers suggested it. So after doing my own research and creating my own workout plan, I decided to add strength training in January.
I’ll be doing strength training 3 days a week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Monday is strictly for the lower body (legs and booty!) and will focus on power exercises like squats, lunges, and deadlifts. I’m trying to get booty gains! Wednesday is for back and biceps (and a little shoulder workout too). This includes plenty of varying bicep curls, lat pulldowns, and more. Friday is for chest and triceps. Gotta make my boobies perky and my arms long & lean. This workout includes tricep pulldowns, pushups, dumbbell work, and more. In February I plan on switching things up a bit and adding plenty of ab workouts!
What was your workout routine this month?
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