Planning Your Workouts

Another week just about done, another weekend about to begin.  Life is good. :) Let’s start today with some High Five Friday action.

Big thanks to Meg for the reminder to recognize and celebrate our accomplishments.  With that being said, I’m most proud of my 3-mile run I did yesterday.  Three miles may not be much to some, and for awhile it was nothing to me either.  But since I haven’t run for a good six months except for a few treadmill interval workouts here and there, three miles was a triumph.  And what’s better yet is that I felt good while running, like really good.  Like I wasn’t huffing and puffing and staring at the clock or wishing for the end.  Like maybe I want to include running in my workout schedule on a regular basis.  Maybe.  Maybe I should just stick to FLOW for now…

Big thanks to Lindsay for bringing us FLOW!  My current FLOW is workout planning.  You see, last week, I didn’t do so hot with my goals of lifting weights at least three times.  This week, I mentally planned to lift weights on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with cardio sessions in between.  The night before, I sit down to plan exactly what my workout will look like the following morning.  I even write it down on a notecard, so I have no excuse.  Here is what my week of workouts looked like:

This leaves me with Saturday and Sunday to do what I please.  I can workout if I want to, how I want to, and for as long as I want to, or I don’t have to at all.  I’ve already met my goals of 3 days of lifting weights and 5 days of activity.  My other goal was to get three different types of cardio, so I guess I just need to do one more form of cardio this weekend.  Sounds good to me!  This week showed me the value of planning my workouts and I will continue to plan ahead.

Now for the LÄRABAR giveaway winner…

Congratulations, #35 Kammie!  Please email me (ItzLinz@gmail.com) within 24 hours or another winner will be selected.  Thank you to everyone for entering!

Do you plan your workouts?  If so, how far in advance?  The week before?  The night before?  The day of?

16 thoughts on “Planning Your Workouts

  1. oh my gosh I would go crazyyyyyy without a plan girl!!!!!!!! I am so proud of you for planning them! So much better hey? LESS STRESS! And you can get into the mindset BEFORE you go ;) SO important!!!!!!!!

    High five on your run pretty girl :D I LOVE YOU and thanks for your support! YOU ROCK

  2. Nice job getting in a good run!! I don’t usually plan my workouts, I just have an idea of the the amount and types that I want to get in- right now best body bootcamp is giving me a good schedule though! Hope you have a fantastic weekend <3

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  7. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I
    find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and extremely broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

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