Daily, people ask me about my personal fitness routine and diet plan. So today's blog is a sneak peak into the workout plans I rotate and tomorrow I'll share my diet!
Exercise plan: When I'm on the 21 Day Fix routine:
Monday: Cardio Fix
Tuesday: PiYo (combination of pilates and yoga with body weight strength exercises)
Wednesday: Lower Fix
Thursday: Pilates Fix & Hard Core Abs
Friday: Upper Fix
Saturday: Dirty 30 (full body weight exercises and cardio)
Sunday: Yoga Fix
This routine I do for 21 days in a row. I use 8 pound and 5 pound hand weights as well as a resistance band. This plan is amazing because it provides exercises for fat burn, muscle growth/strength, and endurance. It's the only program I've ever done that is truly all encompassing. The other amazing thing about this program is it's a great starter program. It provides you with all the workouts for that first 10-15 pound weight loss as well as incorporates a customized nutrition plan, because we all know by now nutrition is a HUGE factor. For myself, I'm not looking for weight loss, this program has made me so much stronger and my cardio respiratory fitness has improved tremendously. This is a program where you wouldn't have to plan what to do each day, everything is laid out for you and doable from home (or anywhere) so you can plug in each day for just 30 minutes.
When I do weeks with a gym routine I typically follow this schedule Tanner created for me:
This is a little bit more difficult for some people because it involves learning exercises that work each muscle group as well as figuring out the machines at the gym. A plan like this is something I do for 6-12 weeks with decreasing sets and increased weight.
I understand that gyms can be incredibly intimidating if you're new and out of shape. I would recommend starting off with a program like the 21 Day Fix to build confidence and lose that first 20-30 pounds and then when you're ready to start incorporating heavier resistance exercises start at the gym 2-3 days per week. If you're new to a gym I highly recommend asking a trainer to show you the ropes on each machine. It's better to be embarrassed asking how to use something, than to embarrassingly use it wrong all the time.