One of my most-asked questions is about my workout routine. While it’s not something I talk about all of the time on the blog, I show a lot of my workouts on my Instagram Stories, and that’s where most of the questions stem from. I am someone who actually really loves getting a good workout in — it makes me feel so much better inside and out. So, today I thought it would be a good idea to spell the whole thing out for you, so that you have all of the info in one comprehensive post. I really hope this helps you out!
Before we get into it, I feel obligated to say that I do not have a license for any of this sort of stuff — I am speaking from my own personal experiences and what I have learned from years of trial and error, research, and time spent with personal trainers. Please take what I say with a grain of salt and use your discretion to decide if my advice is good for you. With that said, let’s get on into it!
First thing’s first: I am very flexible with my routine. I’m definitely not someone who schedules every workout out! I basically work out four–five days a week, and each week is similar but not identical.
I do weights two–three times a week, where I split it up in three groups: upper, lower, and abs. For upper body, I include biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest, and back. For lower, I include quads, inner and outer thighs, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. And for abs, I include my entire abdomen: upper abs, lower abs, and obliques. I do each body area (upper/lower/abs) two–three times each week. I always, always, always use free weights; I never use the machines at the gym! Just my personal preference 🙂
Then, I usually do one or two group classes a week. I always do one yoga class a week — I love it! On weeks where I have more time I like to go twice a week. Then, I sometimes do a spinning class which is a local version of SoulCycle — it’s such a great workout and it’s fun. If I don’t go to spinning, I do some other form of cardio which I switch up depending on what I feel like. During the warmer months I love going for runs and long bike rides outside, which I will usually do a few times a week (I tend to get a few more workouts in during these months). During the colder months I will either use the stairmaster, run on the treadmill, or do a cardio circuit (jump rope, burpees, etc.).
Like I mentioned, each week has a similar format, but the workouts vary and some weeks I switch it up if that’s what I’m feeling. I really hope this helps you out and answers your questions! Please let me know if you would like more detailed blog posts on exactly what workouts I do when I do weights — I would be happy to do that for you as well!
What is your workout routine?