Confession time: I don’t actually have a workout routine. I don’t care for routines too much – too boring. Same-y. Predicable. And if there’s one thing in your life you don’t want to be boring or same-y or predictable, it’s your workout.
That said, I do try to exercise at least 4 days a week. Sometimes that involves a fast walk in the park, a yoga class, or a Pump class at the gym, and sometimes it means a few lazy downward dogs or a stroll down at the beach. Technically speaking, I know the latter options aren’t really counted as a workout, but something is better than nothing, right? Too right.
So, here’s what a typical week might look like for me…
Monday – Quick Spin Around Centennial Park
What? For those non-Sydney residence, Centennial Park is a delightful park close to the city. It’s our version of Central Park, only smaller and fewer creeps hiding in bushes. I walk and run around the park, then through it, then around and back through, which takes about an hour or so. It’s fun!
Extras: Lunges, tricep dips and step ups on random objects. Oh, and the hubby is threatening hill sprints but we’ll see about that. Might keel over!
Playlist: Florence & the Machine: Dog Days are Over. Hilarious irony in that title but it’s more about the part that urges you to run fast for your mother and fast for your father that really gets me moving.
Tuesday – Boxing
What? I go to boxing with my best mate quite regularly (although we’ve been a bit slack the last few weeks) and Tony, our trainer, literally kicks our asses. You can’t walk for a few days after. Seriously! When I’m not there, I also blow into the ‘family comes free’ offer at my mum’s gym, Vision Neutral Bay. I mainly go there to socialise with a bit of boxing on the side. FUN TIMES! Both go for an hour.
Extras: Dinner with family and friends afterwards. Does that count?
Playlist: A personal request from my crazy mum: Rihanna: S&M. She was mortified when she realised what RiRi was actually singing about. We’re still laughing.
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – Yoga
What? Since coming home I’ve been doing a lot of home yoga practice through YogaGlo.com but last week, I signed up to a little studio in Potts Point (Yoga Village) and went nearly everyday. It’s so good to be back. Prior to Yoga Village I went to Body Mind Life in Surry Hills and did Power Yoga, but right now, I’m on the hunt for my perfect practice. Hatha Vinyasa is proving to be quite beautiful.
Extras: The more yoga I do, the more meditation I do. It’s like their intrinsically linked. Yep, they definitely are.
Playlist: Sacred Earth: Music for Inner Peace.
Friday – Yoga
Saturday – Pump
What? I have the strength of a newborn kitten so one of my main goals this year was to beef up. Haha! Not really, just get a little more lean muscle so that my metabolism could work when I wasn’t and burn fat when I was lazing around.
Pump is a fun way to incorporate a little strength training into your workout, plus, as I don’t really know my way around a weights room, it makes it heaps easier to work different areas without looking completely lost.
Extras: As I’m heading into the gym anyway, I might take myself on a little 10 minute run, or X-train before getting going. Oh, plus Fitness First offer free newspapers to their members. Hooray! That said, I’m not actually a member, I get to accompany the hubby on weekends as a gold member treat.
Playlist: Hmm, anything from ’80s power ballads to the Rocky tune.
Sunday – Rest
Playlist: Noise Boyz: Declaration of Love. Quietly obsessed with this song.
Tell me Happies…
What does your workout routine look like?
Anything like this?