This is another blog post that’s part of a month series where I share a glimpse into what one full week of workouts looks like for me during one week of every month. It’s a small way to stay true to the origins of this blog when I used to share my daily workouts, meals and more.
Last week my workouts included a mix of garage workouts, strength training and swimming!
Week of Workouts: September 2022
Monday: Biceps + Triceps+ Shoulders Workout
I streamed a Burn Boot Camp arm day workout in our garage at 5:15 a.m. on Monday morning. A Monday upper body training session has unintentionally become the typical way I kick off my workouts for the week. This is due, in large part, to the fact that I don’t have to do much to motivate myself to knock out an upper body workout before the boys are awake on Monday mornings because upper body strength workouts are always and forever my fav! And streaming a Burn Boot Camp workout takes all the planning out of my workouts since I can just pick a past workout online, click the link and follow along.
Tuesday: Metabolic Conditioning Workout
It’s been a hot second since I’ve done a workout that felt like cardio(ish) on my own, as I usually look to in-person boot camp workouts for this push. On Tuesday, I was feeling something a little different so I streamed a metabolic conditioning workout from Burn Boot Camp but swapped out a decent number of the plyometric exercises for less-intense exercises. The older I get, the less interested I am in jumping all over the place and swapping exercises like tuck jumps for banded walks is more my speed.
Wednesday: 30 Min Leg Day Workout
This was a super-speedy 3o minute strength session. I knew I needed to be in and out of the gym quickly and focused on foundational strength exercises that targeted my glutes, quads and hamstrings. A workout doesn’t have to be long to be effective!
No workout for me on Thursday.
Friday: 40 Minute Swim
The half Ironman relay I’m participating in with my dad and brother-in-law is less than two weeks away. Ah! The outdoor pool I was using closed for the season and I scrambled to find access to an indoor pool last week. Thankfully a friend recommended a new recreation center that offers a family membership for $65 for a month with NO contracts. Amazing, right!?
With all of the boys out of school on Friday, I took advantage of the rec center childcare and swam for 40 minutes. For the first 10 laps I completed, I wore the wetsuit I’m planning to wear in the water for the open-water swim and it was tiiiight! I was mildly panicking about it being too tight around my chest and neck but once I got in the water, it felt tolerable and I think it will be okay for the 1.2 mile swim on race day.
Saturday and Sunday: Rest
No workouts for me over the weekend!
Question of the Day
What did your workout routine look like last week?