Making the most of my workouts

Although I don’t always feel like it, I love to work out. It’s like therapy for me. Unfortunately though, it’s tough to get to gym these days. I prefer to workout 4-5 days a week but lately I’ve only been able to squeeze in two days. Maddox seems to get sick every time I take him to the gym daycare so I’ve only been going on the days that I have a sitter. Even on these days, I don’t have the luxury of spending hours at the gym. I always have a laundry list of things to get done and I almost always run out of time.

For this reason, my workouts almost always consist of HIT and/or supersets. Since I’m trying to build up my booty, I focus a lot of my time and energy on these muscles. Here’s a look at my workout for the day:

1 mile warm up run- alternating speed every 10th of the mile

Super set #1: Straight leg deadlift(10 reps, using 40 lb bar); 30 seconds jumping lunges, rest 1 minute, repeat 2 x’s

Super set #2: Walking lunges (20, using 20 lb dumbbells); 30 second jump squats, rest 1 minute, repeat 2 x’s

Super set #3: Set ups (10 per leg, holding 15 lb dumbbells); 1 minute plank, rest 1 minute, repeat 2 x’s

1 mile run- intervals, alternating speed every 10th of a mile

This should only take about 45 minutes and then I’m on to the next thing. Regardless of how long it takes, I’ll be feeling it tomorrow. I spend my “off days” playing with my boys, pushing them in the stroller to the park or zoo, and constantly holding one (sometimes both) of them. It’s not an ideal fitness plan but it’s the season of life that I’m in and I’ve been enjoying the summer with them. My days of training will surely return in the years ahead. For now, I’m thankful for my quick and effective workouts.

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