A lot of people ask what i do in the gym and honestly i’ve fallen off the wagon lately because we’ve been so busy with travel and going home and eating all the yummy foods.
I’m getting back into the swing of things now and i know it won’t take long to get back to where i want to be so i thought i’d share my latest/intended work out routine.
Trainer 3x per week
I still do a split weights routine with my trainer, we’ve just changed from 5 days a week to 3 because she’s so busy.
We do two body parts per session and although they vary, here’s an example of what it might look like:
Tuesday- Legs, Shoulders and Abs
Thursday- Back, Triceps and Abs
Saturday- Chest, Biceps and Abs
We use free weights, kettle bells, the bow flex, resistance bands, body weight and whatever other torturous things she can come up with. She changes it up every session so i don’t get bored.
You could absolutely do this yourself but i know that without her i won’t push myself as hard in these areas and i also don’t have the knowledge she does to continually be changing it up.
30/3 (in addition to training)
I read this somewhere recently that to stay motivated you should commit to either 30 minutes of exercise or 3 miles per day. For me this is either 30 min on the treadmill at high incline or walking 3 miles with my dogs (2 miles with Pickle and picking up Balthazar on the way back for the additional 1). These are really easy things to work in to your day and are easy to become routine.
I’m also in the process of getting back on the healthy eating wagon.
A friend and i the other day joked that our version of eating naughty foods is still, in fact, pretty damn healthy so its not like i’ve gained a load of weight; i’ve just eaten things that might make me feel more sluggish than usual.
I do post lots of my meals on my instagram (WIFELIFE) but generally this is somewhat how it goes:
Breakfast- before working out i eat something small like a granola bar or piece of toast and then afterwards i either have eggs (yes, i still eat organic, local eggs even though my diet is mostly vegan otherwise) with veggies or oatmeal with fruit.
Lunch- usually something with brown rice pasta or something from out local coop deli like a tofu salad or wrap
Dinner- lots of veggies like my sweet potato noodle with home-made pasta sauce, soups, beat burgers, veggie tacos or really anything from the River Cottage Veg cookbook!
Snacks etc- Usually seeds or dried fruit, plentils for my salty fix, fruit, green juices, tea (i’m currently trying the Your Tea 28 day Tiny Teatox for a boost and to get rid of all the yuck), vega sport performance protein, cranberry juice and lots of water.
I think this has everything covered, like i said i’ve been a little piggy lately but i know this combo will have me feeling ship-shape in no time :)
Is there anything else you guys would like to know or want me to share?
I’m gonna try and post more meal ideas and recipes so keep an eye out for those and we can get healthy together!