Current Workout Routine and Update on 30 Day Challenges

Hi, hi!

I know it’s been a long while. Been so busy and, I’ll admit, a little lazy. But here I am and ready to share with you some fitness updates.

First of all, I have completed the 30 Day Squat and Crunch Challenges. It was a long thirty days but I honestly enjoyed doing both challenges. After thirty days I had completed a total of 3750 squats and 2040 crunches!! I know. I was also like “Whaaaat!?!” I couldn’t believe I had actually done all those squats! I wasn’t so psyched about the number of crunches I did. If you remember in a previous post, I don’t really like doing crunches and prefer to tone and tighten my tummy by engaging my core in EVERY exercise I do. I find that way to be more effective and better results, in my case, are guaranteed.

See picture below. This is post the 30 Day Crunch Challenge.

Results of my 30 Day Crunch Challenge

Results of my 30 Day Crunch Challenge

So, left is the picture!! I am happy with the results. But the journey is far from over. Now that the challenge is the thing of the past, I am on the hunt for another challenge I could do. Perhaps something from BidyRock.tv? Let me know if you have any awesome and challenging challenges I could try for a month.

So while I look for something, I came up with an exercise routine for myself for the next thirty days. It may not seem so difficult at face value. But after two, nearly three weeks of following this routine, man is it challenging. Especially the forty minute BodyRock.tv exercise scheduled for Wednesday! Those are REAL.

And I have also gone up a kilogram in terms of the weight of my dumbbells, medicine ball, kettle bell and sandbag, so my strength sessions are super challenging. No pain, no gain right? I have also increased the number of strength sessions I do in a week and make sure to complete an hour for each workout.

Warm up and cool down sessions are a very important part of my workout routine although I have not included them in the table below. I still do ten minutes of warming up before my main workout routine. And I spend ten minutes on my cool down before spending another five to ten minute stretching. And obviously most important is nourishing the body properly before and after a workout.

DAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

CARDIO

Rest Day NONE BodyRock.tv WORKOUT40 Minutes4 routines at 10 minutes each + Tabata   Shuffle 10 Minutes – Tabata Shuffle

  • Step
NONE 1 Hour morning run 1 Hour morning run

STRENGTH

Rest Day TABATA1 Hour – weights

  • Pushups
  • Tricep        Dips
  • Lunges
  • Squats
  • Glider        Crunches
  • Back        Lifts (Superman)
TABATA20 Minutes – weights

  • Tricep        dips
  • Bicep        Curls
  • Shoulder        Press
  • Shoulder        Lifts
CORE STRENGTH50 Minutes: Tabata – weights

  • Plank
  • Pushups
  • Sliding        Pike (Glider)
  • Side        Plank R
  • Bridge
  • Side        Plank L
  • Lunge        with twist
TABATA1 Hour – weights

  • Pushups
  • Tricep        Dips
  • Lunges
  • Squats
  • Bicep        Curls
  • Shoulder        Press
  • Shoulder        Lifts
NONE NONE

So there you have my updated workout routine for the month. I like to switch things up quite a lot because I don’t want my body to become accustomed to my workout routine. That’s why I like doing a different challenge each month. I try new types of exercises. Some I have loved so much that I continue to do them somewhere within my new routine or on my day off on Monday (I know…what’s the point of a rest day then huh?) – like pilates, zumba, Fierce or BodyRock.tv. They are so much fun I don’t see them as a workout anyway. But for the most part, I like to keep chopping and changing my routine…put my body through a different exercise experience. And it works for me. I enjoy it and always, ALWAYS feel SO good after every single workout.

Remember to let me know if there are any challenges I can try out! Super excited to see what you guys will recommend!

Until the next post…take care! 🙂

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