Since our return from Colombia my husband and I were both feeling under the weather and I did not work out at all.
My body needed rest more than anything else and thankfully I am feeling much better and I am ready to take my exercising up a notch!
To be able to stick with an exercise routine it is best to evaluate the time that we have each day to move and schedule away a slot in our day to do so.
There are several different types of workout schedules based on fitness level, duration, days of the week, and type of exercise.
Deniza has some great tips on how to create your own workout schedule based on all of the above and she provides a few sample schedules to work with.
Most schedules are on a weekly basis, however to take it a step further you may also do a monthly workout schedule like Honey Bear and Albertina did:
Now that the weather is slowly cooling down I would like to get back to running. I decided to create a schedule that will help me incorporate some running along with my regular workout routine.
I also realized that weekends are difficult for me to stick to exercising so I decided to schedule my workouts on the weekdays only.
Weekly Workout Schedule
Run at least 3 miles with Intervals (25-35 minutes)
Strength training leg workout (15 minutes)
Stretch (15 minutes)
Strength training upper body workout with HIIT (at least 25 minutes)
Stretch (10 minutes)
Run at least 3 miles (long, steady run) – (30-60 minutes)
Roller stretch (10-15 minutes)
Stretch Routine (1 hour)
Run at least 3 miles with intervals (25-35 minutes)
Ab workout (10-15 minutes)
Stretch (5 minutes)
I am both excited and a bit apprehensive about running again because I am not sure how long I can hold out since it has been a while. But I am willing to do what I am able for we all start somewhere and before we know it we will be going further than we ever thought we would!
What helps you stick to a workout plan?