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It’s easy for your mind to talk itself out of working out when you can’t get a mental picture of your routine. Similarly, mindlessly walking into a gym can be discouraging if you’re not sure what you’re doing, or you end up doing the same old thing and find yourself simply going through the motions.

The remedy? Try out this workout for a week. It’s open, so you can fill in the categories with your favorite exercises, but it’s a plan. It alternates, but maintains a pattern for optimal muscle building and toning results. The time duration is realistic. Ultimately, it can be fun and challenging to see if you can make it through the whole week and stick to it!

 

Day 1: Monday (45 minutes)

  • 30 minutes of cardio
  • 15 minutes of arm strength, with dumbbells

 

Day 2: Tuesday (30 minutes)

  • 15 minutes of cardio
  • 15 minutes of ab work, both aerobic and with weights

 

Day 3: Wednesday (45 minutes)

  • 30 minutes of cardio
  • 15 minutes of  of leg work, with dumbbells

 

Day 4: Thursday  (30 minutes)

  • 15 minutes of cardio
  • 15 minutes of arm strength, with dumbbells

 

Day 5: Friday (45 minutes)

  • 30 minutes of cardio
  • 15 minutes of ab work, both aerobic and with weights

 

Day 6: Saturday (30 minutes)

  • 15 minutes of cardio
  • 15 minutes of leg work, purely aerobic and with dumbbells

 

Day 7: Sunday (10 minutes)

  • 10 minutes of cardio
  • Endless “you” time: take a fitness class of your choice, do yoga, do some of your favorite weight exercises, have an open gym and celebrate your body!

 

 

What do you think?

What do you think about this week-long routine? What is your favorite workout? Share with us in the comments section below.

Anna Patrick Author: Anna Patrick

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