My 7-Day Fitness Routine

My 7-Day Fitness Routine

Fitness is something that I am trying hard to be better at. Every day is a learning and growing process when it comes to working out and eating healthy. It really is so easy to just eat like crap and never work out, especially as a busy and stressed college student. However, I have found that taking the time to work out and exercise makes every day so much better.

Before going to college I had an unhealthy view of health and fitness. My diet was wack, I restricted calories like crazy and would run for miles and miles every day. Doing this got me way skinny like I wanted but I was run down, grumpy, and found myself gaining weight so fast whenever I wasn’t restricting and running lots of miles. I needed to find a balance.

Balance is key to everything in life. I have found that balance in fitness and nutrition helps me to remain happy, confident, and full of energy.

I’m going to share with you all my 7-day fitness routine. Keep in mind, I really am not like properly educated on any of this, I just do what works best for me and has helped me achieve my goals of being healthy and strong.

«Monday»

CARDIO, CARDIO, CARDIO 

What could possibly be better than cardio? I mean we all love it, right? Monday’s are actually my favorite day of the week believe it or not. Whatever you do on Monday determines how the rest of your week is going to go. How hard you work on Monday will determine your success for the week. If you work out hard on Monday, you will be dedicated the rest of the week. If you pound out the work for your job on Monday, then you can work ahead. All good things start with Monday.

I’ve never understood the dread of Mondays.

Cardio can be a variety of things. I like to do a long LISS workout for this day. About 40-45 minutes of a steady pace run. This gets your blood flowing and your calories burning. If running isn’t your forte, you can also do a moderately brisk walk on a high incline for about 40 minutes and still get a good cardio session in.

«Tuesday»

LEGS, LEGS, LEGS

I actually prefer leg day over any other day. Leg and cardio days are my favorites compared to arms and abs.

To start off leg day, I usually begin with about 5 minutes of warm-up on the treadmill combined with 10 minutes of HITT cardio.  This gets you sweating and ready for a hard leg workout.

Normally for my leg and butt workouts, I follow “Kayla Itsiness BBG Stronger” workouts. These workouts KILL and without fail, will wake up the next morning so sore. It’s the greatest feeling ever.

«Wednesday»

ARMS and ABS

Day three is pretty self-explanatory.

To jumpstart my workout I will either do a 20 minute LISS workout or a 20 minute HIIT workout along with a long workout full of arms and abs. I personally combine arms and abs because I really don’t like working out my arms or abs, so combining them both forces me to actually do something.

«Thursday»

CARDIO, CARDIO, CARDIO

And we have another day full of cardio. YAY (!!!!!!)

For today I will do a full 45 minutes of a LISS cardio workout. Keep yourself at a good steady pace and be sure to work hard with no rests. This is an opportunity to really push your body to its full potential. 

«Friday»

Full Body Workout

On Friday’s I like to do a full body workout consisting of my favorite workouts for legs, butt, arms, and abs. I like to take my time to do this workout and really just enjoy working out my whole body. By Friday, I am very sore so I feel that it is important for me to just really take it at a steady easy pace.

«Saturday»

Stretch and Cardio 

Saturday is a lighter day. I like to just do a simple two to three mile run with a quick 20 minutes of yoga/stretching. It’s easy but is still a way to get your body moving.

«Sunday»

REST, REST, REST

Take the Sunday off for some R&R. There is nothing better than some rest and relaxation.

Make 2018 YOUR Year

 

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There is a quote I once read that said…

 “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life” 

-author unknown

 

 

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A New Year means new resolutions, goals, memories, trials, successes, failures and much much more. Many people have even given up on the idea of making New Years Resolutions. Although, I’m pretty guilty of doing the same thing…I decided to try something new this year.

Setting goals is an important part of life. Goals help us reach our potential, try new things, and even discover new talents.  The greatest feeling is being able to say that you accomplished a goal that you set.

So for the year of 2018, I decided to veer from that long list of New Years Resolutions and try something a little different. It’s still a way to set goals, however, it’s more of a plan of where you want to be by the end of 2018. This makes it more realistic, and easier to actually accomplish.

 

 

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This Year…

A Bad Habit I’m Going to Break: nail-biting.

A New Skill I’d Like to Learn: effective budgeting.

A Person I Hope to be More Like: my mother…always.

A Good Deed I’m Going to Do: monthly community service.

A Place I’d Like to Visit: Vail, Colorado.

A Book I’d Like to Read: “The Magnolia Story” by Chip and Joana Gaines.

A Letter I’m Going to Write: a “thank you” letter to the person who inspired me the most in 2018.

A New Food I’m Going to Try: burgers and pizza with more than just cheese.

I’m Going to do Better At: growing up

 

Just take 5-10 minutes out of your day to fill in your answers to these questions.

Make 2018 YOUR year.

 

 

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