Ugh, I hate days like this. On days like this, I want to be a bright spot on the internet and a safe place for everyone to rest their eyes from the heaviness that is the world, but also on days like this (I’m typing this on Monday at 12:56 PM after I’ve already written the post below and am now back in here to figure out what to do), I want to turn off my computer, drive to my kids’ school, check them all out and keep them inside forever. My heart is absolutely broken for the parents, students, teachers, faculty and community around Covenant School in Nashville. I’m just sick over this. Below is the post I had already written. This world is so dark. I’m just so sad over this. Love you all. I love this community. xx
Happy, happy WORKOUT TUESDAY, friends!
One of THE MOST suggested blog post topics each and every year is always for me to share more WORKOUTS IN A WEEK.
This is the third year in a row, I’ve documented this for you. You can catch 2021 HERE and then 2022 HERE. I think the best post about me staying active though is THIS ONE HERE where I break down how I’m active throughout the day.
Over the last 10 days, I’ve documented my workouts each day to report back to you. Of course, I had *plans*, but weather/life got in the way, so things didn’t exactly ‘work out’ each day as planned (pun intended 😉 ).
A few things to note:
- Below you’ll see that on some days, I did great at documenting my workouts in detail and then other days, I totally did not.
- At 41 years old, my goal is to be active every single day. I give myself grace on days when it doesn’t happen and don’t beat myself up, but I’ve stopped scheduling it in like an occasional thing to do each week. Instead, I just get up assuming I’m going to do it (just like I don’t schedule in eating each day, I just wake up and assume, I’m going to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner). I just feel better if I’m active each day. My body feels better, I sleep better, my brain (which is always going non-stop) gets some much needed rest while I workout, it’s just great for my overall health, so I do *something* every day.
- If you’ve read this blog for any length of time (going on 16 years now!), you’ve seen various stages of life and all the different ways that I’ve exercised. From pregnant me to new mom me, toddler mom, young kid mom, working fulltime mom to now teen mom with four very active kiddos, I’ve done a million different types of classes, gone to gyms, had a private trainer, done classes, worked out with just Erika…I’ve done it A-L-L.
So what am I doing now?
This year started off wonky because I had surgery in August and couldn’t workout for six weeks. After that, I traveled quite a bit and my kids’ school schedules were all over the place (between two different schools, we had three different ‘start’ times), and Erika had the same batch of problems at her house, so we decided to just jump in and workout when you could squeeze it into your day. I was out for a run by myself one day when another mom I know ran by and so we started running together. She told me about some classes she loves to do during the week, so I looked into them. I’ve since joined a few different studios around our area where you can pay for classes one at a time instead of buying a big gym membership. It’s been new, it’s been different, I’ve met some new friendly faces to see each week, and I love it! Right now, I’m toggling between those classes and working out at home. Right now, it’s working for me. I’m sure next school year, when I have four kids in three different schools (holy cow!), things will change all over again.
Here we go, it’s time to actually share last week’s workouts. Ready, set, run…
Saturday, March 18:
It was early, early on Saturday morning, so I decided to wake up before the kids’ sports stuff and do…
…the dreaded stairmill at our house. I hate the stairmill. I would MUCH rather be outside, but I did this instead.
I did 30 minutes of intervals while watching Netflix (the only plus to the stairmill)…
Sunday, March 19:
Day TWO! On Sunday mornings, I love to walk or run outside before heading to church.
On this day, I took a very brisk walk. It was chilly outside!
Monday, March 20:
Good morning, Day THREE! I had signed myself up for a strength class. I’m really into any class that’s hot. This is a heated strength class…
…which left me nice and sweaty and sore after.
Tuesday, March 21:
On Day FOUR, I woke up ready to RUN!
When I went outside though, it was so windy (I HATE WIND!), that I ended up punting and…
…walked 3.12 miles instead. I would rather ANY weather condition over strong winds.
Wednesday, March 22:
Day FIVE, and I was off to hot yoga. Yes, please!
Thursday, March 23:
Day SIX, and I’m ready for Power Yoga. Two yoga classes back to back? Why not?!
Friday, March 24:
Day SEVEN and for the love…
…I’m back on that stupid stairmill. I woke up to pouring rain and huge storms, sooooo I lifted weights at home and did the stairmill for 30 minutes.
Saturday, March 25:
Day EIGHT, and I skipped my workout 🙂 . We were in Oklahoma City, and I could have worked out, but instead, I slept in, did my quiet time and read in the hotel room while drinking coffee. It was delightful.
Sunday, March 26:
And on the last day of me keeping track, I was running across the dam when I ran right into this guy here (and Smith) who were also up on the dam working out. That was a very nice surprise 🙂 .
And that is my WORKOUTS IN A WEEK!
Make sure you catch ANDREW’S BEACH READY WORKOUT #1 and BEACH READY WORKOUT #2 if you’re looking for some simple, all-over strength training this week. He has also shared THIS POST and THIS POST with some options for strength training too.
Don’t forget, if you have time, you should go back and read…
My ORIGINAL post on being ACTIVE! This post is the basis of everything I do and talks about all the ways I “workout” without ever actually “working out”.
The following year, I posted about WORKING OUT FROM HOME which was super helpful in 2020 and 2021!
Then in 2021, I posted…
…MY WORKOUTS IN A WEEK which includes A TON of information!!! I include so many specifics like…four examples (so a month’s worth) of my workouts and things you should/could have to make working out from home easier.
And then last year…
…I also posted my WORKOUTS IN A WEEK: 2022 EDITION.
That’s it, friends!
Thoughts, questions, comments? Leave ’em below, and I’ll answer!
I would love to know your very favorite way to be active? For me, it’s (ironically) running…which you only saw me do once this week. #sigh
I’ll see you tomorrow! Happy Workout Tuesday! xx