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Workout calendar and other adventures (with pictures)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

So...I finally made my workout calendar for the month of February. I also found one of my old calendars from last year and used that as a model. I'll snap some pictures later and add them so you can see the Sharpie madness. My formula is as follows:

M: Run/ST upper body
T: Elliptical/ST lower body
W: Run/Yoga
T: Elliptical/ST upper body
F: Run or Elliptical/ST lower body
S: Run/Core
S: Elliptical

My goal each week is to hit all of my Strength workouts (or sub in a total body workout to cover upper and lower), to run 3 days and have at least 2 sessions on the elliptical (or some other form of cardio), so the schedule is a guideline. I'm not trying to work out 2 hrs per day, 7 days a week and never give myself a rest day or anything.

I am using the strength workouts from Supreme 90 Day along with the Bob Harper videos I have. I really like the upper body workouts from S90. I did the Shoulders and Arms one this morning. (If you're not familiar with the program, there are 4 different upper body workouts, the other 3 are Chest and Back, Back and Bis, and Chest Shoulders and Tris). The variety is nice and it's a good way to keep things fresh. If I decide I want to do a total body workout instead of 2 sessions over 2 days, I'll rely on Bob Harper's Total Body Transformation, Pure Burn, or Body Rev (it's supposedly cardio but my arms are always burning afterward--he does a great job of blending the elements of cardio and strength training so you feel like you get 3 hours' worth of gym time out of an hour video). I also plan to do his Yoga for the Warrior once per week and Totally Ripped Core once per week (I finally got all the way through that one for the first time a couple of days ago...ouch, in a good way).

Here's my color code:

Here's my first month:

(I will post another picture at the end of the month so you can see how successful I was).

And here's what I found on the couch the other day:

My son has a great sense of humor...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JESSYVIRGINY 2/1/2013 8:49PM

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NYARAMULA 1/30/2013 6:27AM

    Sounds like a great plan. emoticon

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MISSY455 1/30/2013 1:34AM

    emoticon I hope you have a very successful February!

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CINERICIA 1/29/2013 6:10PM

    Yay for sharpies! And I like that you built some flexibility into the plan. You never know when you're going to feel like it's an elliptical day rather than a running day or some other such madness.

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SKFEREBEE 1/29/2013 6:05PM

    No rest days?

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MONICA_W 1/29/2013 3:12PM

    LOVE the calendar!!!

I think making a calendar for Feb and printing it to see how you stick to it is a GREAT idea. I will do the same... I've got two and a half more days to get it together, right? Colour coded, balanced, with room to skip a workout here and there and still hit your targets - very nice! Compliments to the chef. Er, mastermind. Er... you know. emoticon

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VONBLACKBIRD 1/29/2013 1:44PM

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GIANTMICROBE 1/29/2013 12:19PM

    Color coded calendars are seriously one of my favorite things in the world.

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LADYJ6942 1/29/2013 11:40AM

    Looks like a great plan, good luck!

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IDJ1973 1/29/2013 11:34AM

    wow you are so organized. emoticon

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