I don’t know about you, but I can get really bogged down and bored with the same repetitive workout routine. That really applies to anything in life though, variation is so important for maintaining motivation and interest. Sometimes, I just give up entirely and skip my gym day for a week (ahem, a month). Whoops. That’s definitely gotta change, and I’ve been thinking of ways to keep myself more excited to stay active.
I’ve discovered that varying a workout routine, and changing the type of training you’re exposed to throughout the week is really beneficial for both mind and body. You certainly don’t need to workout every single day of the week, and in keeping with traditions, Sunday should be a day of rest. But from Monday to Saturday, mix things up and try out different ways of doing our bodies some good. Warning: You might need a jump rope on Saturday.
Workout Routine Day 1
Monday Morning Vinyasa
by Sarah Beth
Monday’s can be a bit rough to say the least, and there’s usually not much time to fit in a proper full-on workout. Get nifty with this 15-minute vinyasa yoga routine that will prep your mind and body for anything that comes it’s way.
Workout Routine Day 2
Think about the shape of your muscles and the space they occupy within you body. Time to tone things up and build some stamina whilst doing so? This 25-minute active workout dance sequence is really good fun, and is not an easy number to keep up with. I’d definitely consider this a dance challenge, as within the first 2 minutes you’ll already be feeling the burn, but it will feel GOOD!
Fun Fact: Victoria’s Secret models use this dance cardio workout to stay toned.
Workout Routine Day 3
Work It Out Wednesday
Just do it
Time for a gentle jog down the road, through the lanes and around the park. Jogging is an excellent workout routine – it will clear out the lungs, flush out toxins and speed up metabolism. Taking to the outside world at a faster pace than usual is also a proven way to clear the mind. Allow yourself to sweat out any pent up energy and release negative feelings such as anger, hurt and general frustrations. Once you’re back from your morning run, showered and fed with a decent breakfast, you’ll feel rejuvenated and ready to conquer the world!
Workout Routine Day 4
Thigh Targeting Thursday
by Kelsey Lee
Thigh exercises are not only about slimming and toning, they’re also fantastic for strengthening the core group of muscles. The core helps support the more vulnerable muscle groups, particularly in the back, and can greatly reduce muscle fatigue and strain, allowing us to feel better for longer. You won’t need more than 20 minutes of allocated time to complete this all-inclusive thigh workout, so it’s a great time saver whilst still being effective.
Workout Routine Day 5
If you’re not dancing on a Friday, then there’s something definitely lacking. Get your gear on (or off)! And slap this Freestyle Friday Playlist we’ve got on repeat when we need to get on our feet. Shake it off, twerk it up and work it out! It’s not only great for your body, but amazing for keeping spirits high and activating creativeness.
Workout Routine Day 6
Skip Training Saturday
by Zen Dude Fitness
So, this might be a little inconvenient if you don’t have a jump rope yet, however, you were warned at the beginning of the blog. If you’re thinking of skipping this one out entirely, (ha, see what I did there), it’s really no issue. We understand it can be a little hard on busty women or those of you who just generally hate jumping. So if you’re definitely not going to be skip training this Saturday, you can just as easily replace it with jogging, power walking, swimming, hiking, dancing, any active sports or a yoga session of your choice. It’s the weekend, so pick a workout routine that you love to do!
I’ll be leaving this here too, just in case you like to sweat to appropriately placed theme tunes:
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