My Workout Schedule
Exercising is something I had to grow to love. I'm lucky to have pretty fast metabolism and for most of my life, I didn't have to control my diet or exercise too much to maintain a size 0 (good genetics).
In the last few years, I think my age started to catch up with me and my metabolism has dipped a bit. I started hitting the treadmill pretty hard but recently (starting last October), I added yoga into the mix for additional strength training and conditioning. I know some people don't think yoga is a real workout but I can absolutely attest that it is. You're always lifting your own body weight which tones your arms and legs. If you activate your core during the poses, that's more muscle you're building. It's all been so fun and I really enjoy it.
I've gotten a few questions about my workout routine so I thought I'd write a brief post on my schedule. I'm not a personal trainer and nothing I say is ever going to beat out what a trainer can ever say so you can take what I say with a grain of salt.
I'm an early riser so I wake up at 5:30 AM and I go running for half an hour - usually about three miles. Afterwards, I lift weights for about 20 minutes. Nothing too intense. I love starting my week with a good run.
I have a sunrise yoga class on Tuesdays that starts at 6:15 AM and ends at 7:30. It's a vinyasa flow yoga class so it's more intense and faster-paced than, say, a meditative yoga class which is why I love starting my day off with it.
I have another morning yoga class (also from 6:15-7:30 AM) Another vinyasa flow class.
I wake up at 5:30 again for my morning run and I stay at the gym for about 45 minutes this time which is enough time for a four-and-a-half mile run. After coming home from work, I immediately change into my yoga gear and head to my strength, flow, and flex yoga class (used to be a yogalates class but the instructor changed the name of the class). This is from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM. This is probably one of the fastest and most intense yoga class I take ever. I'm always sore afterwards.
I have basically the same schedule on Friday as I do on Thursday - a 5:30 AM run with an hour and 15 minute yoga class after work at 6:30 PM.
I let myself "sleep in" a bit on Saturdays and start my morning run at 7:00 AM (I know, I know, I'm a morning person). I run for about 30 minutes and then I do a bit of strength training and weight training.
Sunday is kind of my rest day but I still go to yoga, albeit a restorative and meditative yoga class. It's very slow and perfect for my rest day. Plus, I get some meditation time in which is also a big part of my self-care as well!
Do you guys have a general workout schedule? What do you guys like to do?