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I thought I would share my fitness goals and my gym schedule I created for myself to achieve those goals. You may need a little direction or motivation yourself OR you may just be one of those people (like me) who likes to read anything fitness/health related. Either way, this is the schedule I've created for myself to get the gains I'm looking for specific to my body.
My goal: to trim down with minor fat loss (hellooo postpartum baby belly) and tone up. Gain muscle definition and grow dat booty.
My Schedule: I train Monday - Friday at the gym. Saturdays I occasionally do yoga at home. Sundays off.
Monday: Lower Body (glute & hamstring focus)
Tuesday: Back and Biceps and HIIT
Wednesday: Shoulders and Triceps and HIIT
Thursday: Lower Body (glute & quad focus)
Friday: Shoulders and Abs and HIIT
A couple of things...
I am not training chest because I'm already... larger... in the chest region and I gain upper body muscle really quickly so I don't want to bulk up in my chest at all. I have two lower body days because I want to train my glutes really hard for some major booty gains! Two kids and my butt straight up disappeared! I train shoulders two days a week because sculpting the deltoids in your shoulder creates a really strong, but feminine look to a womans arm and I love it! I incorporate HIIT (high intensity interval training) a few times a week because it's the best for fat loss while maintaining muscle. Besides I hate cardio so HIIT gets the job done without having to run miles and miles on a treadmill. There is nothing wrong with that, it's just not my thing. I also want muscle gains so I'm going for lower reps, higher weight. Right now I am doing 4 sets of 10 reps at a weight that's tough, but manageable for 10 reps. I'm sore the next two days after a workout and that's perfect! Once I start gaining my muscles back after about a month or so I will begin doing 4 sets with a 12, 10, 8, 6 rep and going up in weight in each set. Basically starting out at 12 reps with a weight that's manageable and then going up in weight so that the 6 reps in the end are almost impossible to do and cause me to burnout.
That's basically about it. Plan to fail, fail to plan y'all. Set realistic goals and understand they aren't going to happen over night. I'm not terribly over weight, but I'm at a point where I'm the most out of shape and unhealthy that I've ever been in my life and I don't like it. I don't like how I feel mentally and physically and I don't care for how I look. To be quite honest, I'm tired of pulling my pants up over my tummy that wants to hang over. So I got real with myself and made a plan. Plus I told myself if I stuck to it and got some results then I'd splurge on a pair of Lululemon workout pants! Holy heavens those things are like gold!
Hopefully all of this wasn't too confusing! If you have any questions feel free to comment, email me or leave your question on social media.
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