Becoming Strong… Committing to a Weekly Workout Routine

Physical Health

As many of you know, one of my goals this summer was to workout, get stronger and lose weight. In the beginning of summer I focused more on my mental health, but towards the end of summer I began my new physical health journey.

Walking

One of the first things I started doing in order to be active is start walking. Since I worked from home it was very easy to sit in one place all day and work on my laptop. However after awhile I realized this was not a good habit I was developing. I then started walking around my apartment complex. I would start doing a couple laps a day about 4 days a week. It felt good to get moving again.

Going to the Gym

In late August, Alli and I got a gym membership at Planet Fitness. Two to three times a week we would go early in the morning for at least a good hour workout. We focus on a different muscle group each time including legs, core, shoulders and arms. Going to the gym has not been easy, especially early in the morning, but has totally been worth it.

Creating My Own Workout Routine

Between my fall semester starting, Alli’s busy schedule and other obligations, I decided to create my own workout routine at home. This routine consists of:

– 2 Minutes of Deep Breathing and Sun Salutations

– 10 Squats

– Warrior 1

– Warrior 2

– Warrior 3

– 20 Lunges

– 1 Minute Wall Sit

– 10 Triangles

– 10 Half Moons

– 1 Tree

– 20 Squats

– Butterfly

– 10 Cat/Cow

– 2 Pigeon

– Leg Stretches and Cool Down

I feel really good about getting active again. I hope to continue this lifestyle and see improvement very soon.

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