My Workout Routine
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Hello Healthy Geeks! ;)
Many of you have been asking what I do as my workout routine, so I wanted to take you with me on one of my workouts I do a variety of things each week, but I mostly love to work out outside- it’s not as boring as running on a machine in the gym. My routine consists of jogging, walking, stair climbing, aerobic classes, and some weight lifting. I go 4-5 times a week for 1- 1.5 hours each time. I’ll do 2 days of aerobic classes followed by weight lifting, then 3 days of either walking, stair climbing, or bike riding. The main goal is to just get out there and do something and be consistent with it!
Here’s my sample breakdown:
- Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: bike ride for 1 hour or walk/jog/stair climb for 1 hour
- Tuesdays, Thursdays: 1 hour step class followed by 30 min weight lifting
Because my problem area is my arms and legs, I do stairs to try to tone my legs while weight lifting with equipment for the arms helps tone my arm “wings” haha. Remember, this is my personal workout, it is what works for me right now. Ask you Doctor before beginning an exercise routine of your own and find out what is going to be best for you. I begin by going up 8 flights of stairs and I will do that 2 – 3 times. So, I am doing 16 – 24 flights of stairs at one time. After that I will either walk or jog around the block 1 – 2 times and then come back and do the stairs again. Also, to help the time go by faster, bring your I-Pod or phone and your favorite music.
I cannot stress enough that you be consistent! I did not see toning results until at least 2 months of doing workouts, and did not lose weight quickly (I lose 1 pound a week on average, which is a good rate).
Also, be sure to drink plenty of water to make sure you stay hydrated, bring water with you and drink it as you feel you need it. Replenshing your body is very important. Also, I obviously don’t wear any makeup when I am exercising as it is incredibly bad for your skin to have makeup on while you are sweating. This will clog your pores and cause breakouts. What I do to keep clear skin, is to wipe my face right after my workout. I pack my car with sample packs of face wipes then wipe off my sweat and bacteria that will cause me to break out.
Anyways, I hope this helps you with figuring out a good workout plan! Like I said before (I know I keep repeating this ) is to be consistent. If you miss a day, that’s ok- just be sure to do it tomorrow. If you aren’t consistent, you won’t see the results you are hoping for.
Have a wonderful week, and have a great rest of your summer!