It can be so easy to establish a routine, and yet it can be difficult too, especially when you're in the mindset of - "I can start tomorrow."Sometimes tomorrow doesn't come, and I'm not trying to sound morbid, but weeks, months, and years can pass before some people actually start. It's so easy to let time pass, because it's something that we cannot control, and happens whether we want it to or not. However, it doesn't need to be like that. If we decide that we're going to start, starting becomes the easy part. Most people choose to start on a Monday, because that's the start of the week, but what becomes important is continuing. Find a workout routine that you can fall in love with, something that is different every day, and can allow you to progress throughout the days and weeks. If it's boring and you don't find yourself wanting to attend the fitness class, or turn on the exercise program, move right along. No sense in sticking with something that isn't for you. There are plenty of different exercises and workouts to try out, you can even try a new one every week thanks to Groupon and Living Social, and plenty of deals at the gyms.
As for me, I just started a new weight training program last week - LG Sisters Get Strong - on top of my kickboxing classes, and toning workouts with Tone It Up. Below you will find my workout schedule for the week, and I will be continually checking in on Instagram. I will check in at the end of the week to let you know how it went, and what workouts I completed.
Monday - CKO Kickboxing, W1D3 LG Core + Roll,
Tuesday - CKO Kickboxing
Wednesday - W1D4 S+C Upper Body
Thursday - W1D5 S+S Glutes, Shoulders, Abs
Friday - CKO Strength Class
Saturday - W1D6 Walk/Stretch
Sunday - CKO Kickboxing
Tonight begins my first workout of the week, and I find it's great to kick off on a Monday because it really sets the week up for success. If you're like me, you're going to want to continue that exercise induced increased endorphin feeling for the rest of the week! What better way to start off your week than by feeling happier, stronger, and more productive. Most people like to get their workout done during the early morning hours, but you should do whatever works for you. Test it out if you haven't worked out before. One day, try one workout in the morning and see how you feel for the rest of the day, and the next day you should try working out at night, and see what your body and mind like better.
Try not to skip the day just because you're feeling lazy or tired. If your body is truly sore, or exhausted then use that as an active rest day - do some foam rolling, go for a walk, take a yoga class. But get to the gym if you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram and you have an hour to spare. If you skip one day without doing anything, you're more likely to skip another one, so start the week off with a good sweat!