The focus for the next few weeks is going to be mainly cardio with a little bit of core work thrown in. I really want to focus on getting some of the weight off before getting deeper into toning. I know that there are different schools of thought on the subject of strength training and weight loss, but when I worked with a trainer a few years ago we focused on getting lots of cardio in first. My husband has also suggested this strategy as it worked for him the past. So I’m giving it a chance and monitoring the outcome.
This week my workout schedule looks like this:
Sunday – cardio for 60 minutes
Monday – cardio for 50 minutes, abs & core work
Tuesday – rest – date night with the hubby!
Wednesday – cardio for 50 minutes (morning workout)
Thursday – cardio for 50 minutes, abs & core work
Friday – cardio for 50 minutes (morning workout)
I’ll be visiting my family in southern NJ for the weekend so I haven’t set a workout for Saturday or Sunday. I am hoping to get in at least one walk/jog in the park near my brother’s house, but I’m also trying to be realistic.
So far, I’ve stayed on track this week. I am not someone who likes to work out in the morning, but I had errands to run on Wednesday after work and I’m leaving for NJ tomorrow evening, so I knew I had to schedule them in for the morning. Getting up early on Wednesday wasn’t so bad even though I had major trouble falling and staying asleep. Sometimes my mind just WILL NOT TURN OFF. It was a nice change seeing the gym relatively empty (at least until 6:30). And of course it was great to be finished my workout so early in the day, but I find that I just don’t have the same amount of energy and the workouts feel so much harder first thing in the morning. I definitely won’t be changing my evening routine any time soon, but it’s nice to know that I CAN go before work and make it through the day just fine.