Happy 2017! Now that the holiday season is over, it is time to get back to my fitness routine. Last year, my goal was to workout five days per week, and lose fifteen pounds. I was not able to stick to the five day per week workout goal, but I did lose ten of those fifteen pounds! So that is a win!
Since I still have five pounds of last year’s weight loss goal to go, I am going to set a new goal for 2017. This year I would like to lose another ten pounds. As far as my workout routine goes, I am going for a more realistic goal of four gym days per week.
I am still homeschooling my middle child, and she would like to continue homeschool next year, so I have to consider her school schedule when I create a workout schedule for myself. She is my number one priority during the day, so my schedule requires a little help from my Mom, who watches my daughter when I have other matters to attend to.
Here is my goal, fitness schedule:
Monday: The Drop. This is a cardio interval training class which combines plyometrics, core strengthening, cardio segments, and strength training without weights. It is a 45 minute class which is doable.
Tuesday: 30 minute walk around the neighborhood with my daughter.
Wednesday: Rest. Wednesdays are busy days for all three of my kids. I am a “mom taxi” on Wednesdays, No time for a workout for me!
Thursday: Spin. This is an interval class. Interval workouts should be done twice per week for a healthy heart.
Friday: BodyCombat. This is a cardio kickboxing class which is high intensity cardio. It targets all muscle groups, and burns about 700 calories. Love!
Saturday: BodyPump followed by Adv Step. BodyPump is a choreographed weight workout, and Adv Step is a cardio class. I am always sore after doing these two classes; but combined, I burn over 900 calories. Love!
When putting a workout schedule together, it is important to combine strength training, interval training, and cardio into the schedule. This was my goal when I devised this schedule. Fingers crossed I don’t get so busy I can’t stick to this schedule!
As for my weight loss goal of ten pounds, I am continuing to use the MyFitnessPal app from the app store. It tracks my calories and workouts; helping me stay on track. You can also have friends on the app which is a fun way to share your milestones, and goals, with friends who have similar goals. Feel free friend me on the app! I’m CathyLSG.
What are your fitness and/or weight goals for the new year?
My fitness gear wish list: