Hello Friday! (if that’s what day it actually is!) Keeping track of the days seems like such a task these days, but I’m here to share that it doesn’t have to be that way! I’ve been trying my hardest to keep to a schedule, stay positive and not get distracted – I’ll tell you, it’s not an easy task. Alternatively, I’m focusing on utilizing this time to stay on my fitness journey as I mapped out for myself a few years ago. By keeping my weekly workouts, I’m able to keep focused and hold myself accountable. Today I’m sharing how I acclimated my fitness plan during this time and how you too can continue planning your workouts at home!
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P L A N
There is nothing better than a killer planner to help kick start your goals. I think it’s safe to say that for everyone, we all like to visualize a plan so that we can fully understand it’s scope, digest it and map out our next steps. Alleviate your weekly stress of finding time to squeeze in a workout, by dedicating 30 minutes each week to creating your weekly plan, and only your weekly plan. A seven-day plan allows you to build something more achievable and attainable – it affords you the opportunity to have those mini wins in the short term towards the long term.
Pick one day, I use Sundays, and try mapping out your entire week from work schedule, appointments, social gatherings, travel, etc. Once you have your large commitment items added to your week, you can start to see your availabilities throughout the week to start scheduling your workouts. This is the first step in creating a proactive program for yourself. Start by setting your weekly goals (e.g. based on my schedule this week, my goal is three workouts). Once you have determined your weekly goal, add meeting invites to your calendar, or if you are a paper calendar person, add them in ink!
M Y C U R R E N T W O R K O U T P L A N
M Y F A V O R I T E W O R K O U T R E S O U R C E S
Barry’s Bootcamp // This is one of my weekly HIIT go-to’s and they are now offering at home classes through the app!
Orange Theory // Another HIIT program that is part of my weekly go-to and they are also doing app home workouts in the app!
Obe Fitness // Great resource for streaming classes – they have SO many different classes it’s great!
The Sculpt Society // I have been LOVING these classes! They are really great muscle defining classes!
CorePower Yoga // They are offering free classes through their app!
Peloton // They are offering an 90-day trial and you don’t need the bike to partake in their classes!
E X E C U T E
Now that you have your weekly goals set, think through how you are going to execute that goal. What can you do to hold yourself accountable for the goal you set? If your goal was three workouts and you prefer to workout at home, map out what those three workouts will look like! If you are someone who finds motivation from an instructor, sign up for three classes and get them booked as soon as they are live!
There are also so many streaming apps that are available to help you so that you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home from Sweat, Obe Fitness and The Sculpt Society (SEE MY FULL LIST ABOVE). With minimal gym equipment like a mat, balancing ball and jump rope, you can execute your weekly workouts through your phone or computer! What I love most about a few of those streaming services, is that they are mainly 30 min MAX workouts, making them easier to apply to your weekly schedule.
R E C O V E R
Personally, I find this next step to be the hardest of the three. Finding time to plan my workouts and act on them is one thing, taking more time from my week to recover, is another. BUT you don’t realize how important it is to you and your journey until you do it! Recovery is as simple as taking a bath in the evening with an herbal soak or adding pain relieving lotion to areas of pain post workout. It’s a mini win for me and my weekly goals to add this to my overall regiment.
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