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May 9, 2016

I Don’t Sweat // I Sparkle

“I don’t sweat, I sparkle” is exactly how I want to feel about working out. Lately, I have been in a rut and not been as dedicated to eating healthy and working out as I generally try to be. I have never had a problem with enjoying a work out, and I always feel better after a gym session, but I have let my hectic schedule win and I’ve opted to go home and hang on the couch. So what am I going to do about it?! Well, share my workouts and weekly grocery lists with you of course! Every Monday I will post the workouts for the week ahead and on Sunday, I will share my grocery list. I hope you follow along, as I am sure I will need the motivation to stay on track! Are you in a workout rut? Comment below and let me know what you do to get back in your normal routine.

The plan to get my butt into gear will include the following. 

  1. Workout at least 5 days a week. Workouts include a mix of cardio, weight lifting, and yoga. 
  2. Run more. I ran a marathon in 2015 and you would think I have never run a day in my life. I need to get back to the activity that I love. 
  3. Lift heavy weights. My workouts will be circuit style to increase the fat burning zone, but I’d like to work towards a consistent weight-lifting routine to tone my back and arms.
  4. Eat better. This will be accomplished in a variety of ways but I most certainly need to cut out snacks. No more chocolate, no more pretzels, and no more small bites at my desk between meals. I’ll choose to grab lighter snacks full of veggies and fruits. 
  5. Stay committed and motivated by working out with Anthony. 
  6. Work out in the AM instead of waiting until the end of the day. 
  7. Cook at home at least 4 times a week. 
  8. Try to limit lunches out; bring a packed lunch most days of the week. 
  9. Walk Josie (our dog) every morning. This will be good for us to start our day and will help Josie be more calm for the rest of her day.
  10. Don’t quit if I hit roadblocks. I am really good at goal setting but often times when I hit a roadblock, I get frustrated and loose all sight of the goal ahead. I want to stay committed and it is imperative to allow, yet limit, any missed workouts or poor meal choices. 

Monday ::: 10 min warm up run / 3x circuit: 15 squats, 10pushups, 10 jumping lunges, 20 situps, 1 min plank / 10 min cool down run

Tuesday ::: 60min hot yoga

Wednesday ::: 20 mins treadmill hill run / 15 tricep dips, 10 lunges, 10 biceps curls / 10 min treadmill mountain climb / repeat weights

Thursday ::: 90min hot yoga

Friday ::: 30min run / 1000 yard row

Saturday ::: 60min cycle class

Sunday ::: rest

I like to be active at least 6 days a week, so you’ll see that in my plan, but I also feel my yoga classes, even though a great workout, are a break between weight training. All these workouts are compilation of years of training and exercises to get back into my regular routine. 

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  • marillenbaum

    That’s awesome! I’ve been in a major workout rut lately, if by “rut” we mean “I just haven’t done it in forever”. Now that I’m going to be moving, I really want to use this as an opportunity to jump-start my old habits and get back into the swing of things. Good luck!

    May 11, 2016 at 11:52 am Reply
  • Heather Johnson

    Sounds like such a great plan and I love how you included a plan for when you encounter roadblocks! I also love that tee – so cute! I must admit, however, I wish I just sparkled, lol. Hard core sweat right here, he he. Some things we just cannot control, right?
    Great post!

    May 12, 2016 at 4:49 pm Reply
    • megstango

      Definitely have to be prepared for roadblocks. I really get frustrated when I miss a planned workout- but life happens, and you have to get over it and prepare better for the next day.

      May 13, 2016 at 11:38 am Reply
  • Yvan

    Loved this post! I’ve been SO bad with my workout regime and this sparked me to start running tonight!

    May 12, 2016 at 10:55 pm Reply
    • megstango

      Awesome! Good luck with your run. I haven’t been running alot lately, but that is my go-to stress reliever.

      May 13, 2016 at 11:38 am Reply
  • Courtney Bentley

    Great post <3 If you need some inspiration stop by my blog, I have an awesome program called Fit and Fabulous, if you are interested in reviewing it let me know! xo C

    May 13, 2016 at 12:23 am Reply
    • megstango

      Absolutely! I would love to try the workouts, I am always in need of new workout inspiration!

      May 13, 2016 at 11:36 am Reply

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