Goodbye lunch hours - need a new workout routine
Saturday, February 09, 2013
The good news...
I got a promotion!!
The bad news...
Goodbye lunch hour workouts
Yes, with a new promotion, unfortunately means a bigger workload and more meetings. And those meetings always seem to be scheduled during the lunch hour.
In the past, I have used my lunch hour to workout. I am fortunate enough to work for a large company that has it's own, very large workout facility. The routine I had been following for this past winter was do cardio at home in the mornings and then do my strength training during lunch hour. Although, on Mondays, I do participate in a cycling class immediately after work. I also need to add that I live an hour and a half away from where I work.
So, it is going to be more realistic to just plan my workouts in the mornings, most likely at home to start with. My husband and I have some free weights, a weight bench, barbell and power rack in our basement. I would like to go to the gym at work in the mornings, but the winter weather makes the commutes pretty iffy, so I don't want to plan a workout there, and then have snow and icy roads make that impossible and frustrate me. So, it's more practical to plan everything at home in the morning. I think we have a good set-up at home, but I am without some things like a leg extension, leg press and leg curl machines.
I have enjoyed doing some plans from bodybuilding.com such as Jamie Eason's LiveFit and the Lean and Sexy Woman workout.
In March, I plan to start training for a 50K bicycling event I want to participate in August. So, I will be doing much more bicycling workouts in the mornings at that time, but still want to cross train with weight training.
I was hoping to hear some ideas from other women who only have the mornings to workout. What routines/schedule do you follow? I would plan on waking at 4:30 am and workout no later than 6am. I need to hit the road by 7am to get to work on time.
Looking forward to hearing everyone's ideas!