My weekly workout routines involve the unthinkable. I actually allow my boyfriend to train me. Everyone warned us this was a bad idea. Folks said we’d fight and kettlebells would fly, but he’s pretty darn awesome at training, and I’m a sucker for building muscle so we’ve done pretty good at swinging weights properly. (Knock on wood!) Like Jenn, the below schedule is what I usually do. I definitely have days when I don’t feel like doing anything and so I don’t, but I try to get in at least four days of sweat time.
Tish’s Weekly Workout Routine
Monday: 4:30 p.m. workout with Mark, my trainer boo. (Training with Mark consists of lots of weight training and little to no whining. I start with a five-minute warm-up on the treadmill. I try to sprint if I can, but some days that puppy is on jog mode. Once I’m nice and limber, I start in on the weights which consists of doing chest press, back rows, pull-ups, squats and dead lifts. He’ll mix other goodies in just to make my body scream, but those are the major areas I hit.)
Tuesday: I get in a 1.6 mile run around my neighborhood park. Then I do eight sets of three different core moves. 12 reps. OUCH!
Wednesday: Another 4:30 p.m. workout with the boo.
Thursday: Same lovely run and ab work I do on Tuesdays.
Friday: At 4:30 p.m. I take a 45-minute Tabata boot camp class at my gym. Tabata workouts are interval training cycles of maximum intensity exercises, followed by short rests, repeated without pause eight frickin’ times. The class is fast and hard, but a shat-load of fun!
Saturday: Jack diddly squat! Whee!
Sunday: More times than not I rest on Sundays, too, but lately the weather’s been so nice I’ve been doing some hiking. It’s my day to get outside and do something active that doesn’t feel like work, if you know what I mean.
Some days I complain like a mother trucker that dead lifts are the devil, but then I see the muscles starting to sprout up a teeny tiny bit and I shut my hole. It feels good knowing I have a plan of attack when it comes to my health and fitness. I’m a Type A, super-anal organized chick. Of course that would bleed into my workouts!
What about you? Do you like to plan out and organize your workouts or are you a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of person? —Tish