Between 5 studio classes and an online class, I definitely don’t have as much time to work out and focus on my fitness and strength routines as I did in the summer. I know so many college students can relate to this, as well as people living and working in the “real world”.
So, instead of failing my classes, I find ways to sneak in my workouts throughout the week, as long as I’m getting adequate sleep, food and partying, working out is totally an escape from reality and stress for me – especially when I can indulge in a trashy magazine in the process 😉
I don’t focus much on cardio – I usually do 2 or 3 sessions per week, usually in the morning before my first class for about 15-20 minutes, or the time it takes me to carve through each and every magnificent page of juicy, brain-cell-killing celebrity gossip. If I do badly in a class this semester, Heidi Montag is to blame.
I also enjoy less-trashy mags as well, such as Self, Oxygen and Seventeen – yes, I still adore Seventeen in my twenties. No shame.
Do you read while working out?
What are some of your favorite mags?
I try to strength train every other day as well, sometimes in the morning, sometimes at night. On the weekends I find it a lot easier to get in a really good weight lifting session. I rotate push/pull muscles in my upper body, and do a day of lower body as well. April suggested a great rotation for me, so thanks, girl! Per her suggestion – I do 6-8 reps of the heaviest I can possibly push/lift/etc. I stick with about 2-3 sets and some supersets as well. For more info on this, I suggest you check out some of her workouts!
A go-to ab workout that I do anytime can be seen here. I usually only do the last 13 mins or so of the video with the floor exercises, I’m not sure why but the standing ab exercises that she does just bug me, and I like to feel at least a little pain when working out, and with those, I just don’t.
Since the bulk of my workouts are in the morning, I usually grab half a banana with peanut butter or something of the sort so I don’t accidently gnaw on the elliptical or benchpress – it happens, you know? Afterwards, I always refuel with a breakfast of the sort:
Berry Patch Oats (with figs, too!)
Shout out to Court and Whit, who recently had a bowl themselves 🙂 Speaking of them, they’re prettymuch genius’ when it comes to concocting amazing breakfasts, lunch and dinners.
What’s your favorite way to refuel after a morning workout?
In other news: this weekend Mia, my niece, was Christened! I am so blessed with such a beautiful family.
My brother is such a proud Dad, and my sister-in-law is such a loving and proud Mom as well.
I would be too – Mia is just so absolutely adorable and so, so sweet.
Hope ya’ll are having an awesome week! I can’t believe it’s almost October!
Tell me about your workout routine!
Peace and love!
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