Fitness has become such a passion of mine the past few years. But it wasn't until recently that I found what works best for my body. Exercising is not only good for you psychically, but mentally too. I feel like people forget how important it is for your head! I love this quote, you never regret doing a workout, and it is so true!
This is my ideal weekly fitness schedule! This does not always happen because of life lol, but I try to make it work even if the schedule gets switched around!
I personally love weight training. I have tried soo many different workouts- I've tried barre classes, pilates reformer classes, spin classes and dance classes. As much as I love those types of classes, I felt like I did not see the results I wanted.
I have found that weight training has been the workout where I see the most progress and overall toning. This is the strongest I have ever felt and my body is the best it has ever looked.
I try to workout 5 days a week. I focus on 2 body parts a day. I usually do 3 or 4 exercises for each body part I am exercising that day.
I do 3 sets (3 rounds) of 10, 12, 15 or 20 reps depending on the exercise! Side note: I usually get 10,000 steps in a day, so I do not usually incorporate that much cardio. Also, this is what works for me! Every person is different, every body is different. The dumbbell weights I use and the number of reps I do, work for me. Don't rush into something until you are ready! It took me a long time to figure out what works for me and my body. This is only to help and maybe inspire you to keep trying to figure out what works best for you!
Monday- Chest and Triceps Example: Chest: Chest Press on a bench with 20 pound dumbbells. I'll do 3 sets of 10 presses! Triceps: Overhead Tricep Extension with 10 pound dumbbells. I'll do 3 sets of 12 extensions. Tuesday- Legs and Abs Example: Legs: Squats. I'll do 3 sets of 20 squats. Abs: Dumbell Side Bend with 10 pound weights. I'll do 3 sets of 20. Wednesday- Back and Biceps Example: Back: Seated Cable Row with resistance bands. I'll do 3 sets of 20. Biceps: Bicep Curls with 10 pound dumbbells. I'll do 3 sets of 15. Thursday: Shoulders and Cardio Example: Shoulders: Shoulder Semi Circles with 8 pound weights. I'll do 3 sets of 10. Cardio: Jump Squats. I'll do 3 sets of 15. Friday: Legs and Abs Example: Legs: Deadlift with 20 pound dumbbells. I'll do 3 sets of 15. Abs: Deadbug. I'll do 3 sets of 40 total switches.