Hey lovebugs! I’m back at it again with a fun little post all about fitness (aka my second love in life, first comes food)! As of late I’ve really been committing to my workouts as well as putting some new fitness goals out there, so I thought I would share my updated workout routine with all of you lovely blog readers!
To break it down for you, I typically workout Monday-Friday and save the weekends for fun activities like going on walks, exploring the city, and busting my buns at work (for all of you who don’t know, I am a busser at a Greek Restaurant and work about 5 hours on my feet twice a week). I still follow the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide, and am currently on Week 11 of my 4th Round of the Guides. I have done 2.0 twice, and this is my second time doing 1.0.
In all honesty, when I first began the guides I didn’t dedicate myself fully into following Kayla’s guidelines, and I did skimp out on my cardio, which I now integrate in it’s entirety into my weekly workouts. I have found this time around that I pay close attention to my form, and to ensure I don’t reach a plateau I have upped my weights to 7.5-10 pound dumbbells and a 12 pound medicine ball, as well as added more height on my bench. I also try to fit in 2.5 rounds per 7 minute interval if I am able to, as opposed to the recommended 2.
My Schedule usually looks like this:
Monday: Arms (Resistance Training)
Tuesday: HIIT Cardio (Interval Run on the Treadmill for 30 mins at 3 incline and 6.5 speed on and 4.5 off or a 2.5-3.0 mile run with about a 8-9 min/mile pace)
Wednesday: Hump Day means Leg Day! (Resistance Training)
Thursday: LISS Cardio (40 minutes at 3-4.5 on the treadmill, a long walk outside or 1 hr of Power Yoga)
Friday: Abs (Resistance Training)
** My workouts, including mini-circuits I might add to the end, usually take me just over a half an hour to do, unless it is LISS. I try my best to foam roll and stretch out after each workout, and always ensure prior to starting my workouts that my muscles are loose and warmed up.
*** Depending on the day, as well as how busy my gym is, I like to play on the machines to target the muscle group I am working that day. I also like to add in some weights after my arm workouts occasionally, as I am not as strong in my upper body and want to work on that. My favourite arm circuit is as follows:
I usually do a Pyramid Circuit where I start at 20-25 repetitions of all of the exercises, then go down to 15 reps for another round, and then down to 10 for the final round.
Wishing you all above all Health & Happiness