This is part of the 7 Day Clean-Up Series. See all posts in the series here.
Hey everyone! Welcome back! Today we’re going to sit down and get an epic workout plan in place for you, talk about ways to maintain that workout plan, and the secret to staying motivated.
Day 2: Making a Workout Schedule
Step 1. Design your weekly workout plan using this guide. Make sure you’re working out enough days to reach your goal and have a good balance of activities you enjoy. For example, I love yoga so I do it all the time, but I find variety by trying different types of yoga like hanging yoga and different vinyasa flows.
Step 2. Create a workout calendar. I have a workout calendar I hang on my wall, and I make myself check off each workout so I feel motivated to get it done so I can check it off. I highly recommend making one of these! At the start of every week it helps to plan out what workouts you’re going to do so that you can stay motivated and look forward to it.
Step 3. Double check to make sure your workout schedule isn’t falling into any common traps or problems. Having a balanced schedule is a bit of an art, but make sure it’s well rounded with strength and cardio and you should be golden.
Here’s this week’s workout schedule for me:
- Sunday: leg day + running
- Monday: arm & back day + ballroom
- Tuesday: rest day
- Wednesday: running (HIIT work)
- Thursday: yoga + ab day
- Friday: running
- Saturday: yoga
Day 2: Staying Motivated
Do you know the secret to staying motivated?
Working out becomes a habit when you do it regularly. I heard you have to do something on a regular basis for at least a month before it begins to become a habit. So the next time you’re going to skip a workout, remember that you’re creating a habit and later it will be automatic if you just stick to it.
Push through it now so it will get easier later.
Recipe of the Day
Green Coconut Smoothie.
Coconut water is nature’s sport drink: it has more potassium than four bananas, lots of electrolytes, and is low in sugar and calories. It’s incredibly hydrating and refreshing and will help you feel refreshed post-workout, which is why it’s one of my favorite smoothies! This not only rejuvenates you post-workout but it also fills you up and makes a great snack. Just throw the ingredients into a blender at whatever ratio you desire, and you’ll be off on a great start for a healthy day.
- mixed frozen fruit (tropical packs are the best — mangos, berries, etc.)
- coconut water
If possible, get outside to nature. Today I made it down to UCSB to walk on the beach and soak in some vitamin D. It helps you return to what matters, especially if you’re a city girl like I am and sirens, car chases, and police helicopters are all hallmarks of home.
Good luck this week I know y’all can do great things this week!