Every week, I’ve been laying out my upcoming week’s workout plan… last week was no different. In last week’s post, I stated that my workouts were going to be something like this:
- Monday August 25: P90X3 Accelerator
- Tuesday August 26: Les Mills Pump, Pump & Burn
- Wednesday August 27: P90X3 Triometrics
- Thursday August 28: Focus T25 with Sam
- Friday August 29: P90X3 Yoga
- Saturday August 30: Les Mills Pump, Pump & Shred
- Sunday August 31: Focus T25 with Sam
Well, now that the week has come and gone, let me tell you – the week looked nothing like that!
My plan was thrown out the window!
Sure Monday was P90X3 Accelerator. That was easy to stick to, because I had completed the workout before I published the post (haha!) But Tuesday, I had absolutely no desire to grab the barbell and do the workout. I like Pump & Burn but after a long day with the kids, did not want to do it. I tried to convince myself, I went so far as putting on my workout clothes, but I just couldn’t motivate myself to do it. So, Tuesday ended up being a rest day.
Wednesday arrived and I contemplated picking back up with Pump & Burn or even doing Triometrics as was on my plan. I ended up doing Focus T25 Beta Rip’T Circuit with Sam. Sometimes it’s just easier for us to get our workouts done together – easier on time, easier on the kids 🙂
Thursday I finally had the desire to pull out the barbell and did Les Mills Pump, Pump & Burn. I think I should have done one of the longer Les Mills Pump workouts though.
Friday was scheduled to be P90X3 Yoga, but since I had taken Tuesday off, I moved things around and did P90X3 Triometrics instead. It was on the plan for the week, and I knew I’d be happy to accomplish it.
Saturday, I once again skipped out on Les Mills Pump, opting instead to do the XBox One Russell Wilson workouts. That pair back to back is dynamite — really great workout and highly enjoyable!
Sunday – I actually did what I had planned: A Focus T25 workout. We did Gamma Speed 3.0.
So, how did I really do on my plan?
I did 5 of the planned workouts, one unplanned workout and took a rest day.
Not shabby at all – felt like I had really fallen off the schedule, but somehow by the end of the week, I had recovered nicely.
If I had not created that workout plan, I’m not sure how successful this past week would have been. I just didn’t have it in me to workout that much. It was far easier to have a plan and tweak it rather than try to come up with something each day when the body wasn’t up for it.
Transitioning into September
I have the desire to go running. I haven’t been successful at it in quite a while — really ever since my injury during the Sea Wheeze 1/2 marathon in 2012. But I really want to run. So, I’m going to be adding a bit of running into the workout schedule this month (starting today!!)
I’m scheduling 6 workouts a week, with Friday being my rest day. So for this week here’s what I’ve got planned:
- Monday: Run
- Tuesday: P90X3 Yoga (I’m craving this workout)
- Wednesday: Focus T25 with Sam
- Thursday: Les Mills Pump, Pump & Shred
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: Run
- Sunday: Les Mills Pump, Pump & Burn
The kids are heading back to school this week, but after school activities don’t start for another week, so gradual re-entry for us all!
Happy September, and please check in in the comments below and let me know your plans for this month!