Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday motivation


Just wanted to share my workout schedule for this week.

Monday Gym time, baby! 60 minutes of sweat and tears. Glutes, hamstrings, quads, abs and lower back.

Tuesday Group fitness day. 4 hours of group fitness instructing: 2 Zumba classes, one Functional training class and one Pilates. 1 class = 55 minutes of fun ;)

Wednesday Functional training at home with my TRX and a 7½ pound medicine ball. Focusing on upper body strength and core. (Normally this would be my gym day, but I want to stay home with my doggy).

Thursday Group fitness classes: One Functional training class and Stretching for 60 minutes. The functional training class is basically a bosu class with a touch of kettlebell workouts. And maybe a little TRX if my class is up for it.

Friday Gym time! I'm going to beat the sh*t out of myself. Glutes, hamstrings, quads, abs and lower back.

Saturday Vinyasa flow yoga 90 min.

Sunday HIIT - run, baby, run! My main goal is to run as fast as I can for as many intervals as I can until I throw up. Sounds perfect, doesn't it?

Now, before you go off critisizing my workout schedule, please remember that I know what I'm doing. I'm a group fitness instructor, and to be honest I could be instructing a LOT more classes than I am now. Since I'm a fitness manager at a fitness club I have to work a few hours behind a desk, so no time for instructing more..

My goals in fitness are to be as fit as possible (almost super-human ;)) and to feel awesome about myself. In the past month I've dropped a few pounds and two jeans sizes (gained a lot of muscle mass, too).
What motivates me?
Seeing the changes in my body and in my workouts. Yesterday I could do full sets of cross back lunges and split jumps, just like I wanted to. Now that that feels easy, I'm going to challenge myself somehow - by adding a step board or extra weights.

Hope you're having the best of Mondays,



  1. What about your day off? Don't see one in your weekly routine? ;) and yoga doesn't count.

    Nutrition and rest is also needed to build the body of your dreams. your gym work out is basically just lower body? any thoughts? :))

    1. Thanks for your comment !

      This week is exceptional, since I don't have a day off from working out.. Usually Sat is my day off, but I got a yoga class with my trainer on Saturday morning. It's just vinyasa flow, I'll manage ;) And in case I feel tired, I'll replace it with yin yoga.

      I've divided my gym workouts in two. 1 for lower body and 1 for upper body strength. Usually I get 4 gym workouts a week (two of each). Since I'm off four days this week (YAY!) and I don't want to spend that much time at our gym, I'll replace my upper body workout with TRX training on Wednesday. Next week will be different, as always ;)

      What comes to nutrition and rest, I've got it all covered.. I eat clean (and enough!), drink loads of water and sleep enough. I'll post about nutrition some other time. :-)

  2. Kuulostaapas kivalta - mun pitäis kans löytää treenimotivaatioo että sais tuota lihasta näkymään mitä töissä on saanu kasvattaa :D