Hooray, hooray all my final essays have been submitted! Since I now have a tonne of time on my hands and an excellent, motivated housemate to work out with – I decided to embark on a fitness overhaul.

For the first time in my life (probably) I’ve been working out 4-6 times a week and this week I decided to challenge myself to exercise every day for a week. Below is my routine over the past seven days: I hope you find something interesting in here, even if it’s just my hilarious attempt at being a ‘fit person’.

Monday:
Circuits
Do each exercise for 30 seconds, have a 15 second rest in between
– arm raises with weights
– toe touches
– plank
– squats with weights
– leg raises
– boxing with weights
– burpees
– tricep push ups
– jumping squats
– crunches
Repeat three times

Tuesday
20 minute run

Wednesday
Circuits (repeat Monday’s set, or swap in new exercises if you like/change the order)

Thursday
HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training
At the minute I’m following ‘The Body Coach TV’ on YouTube this 20 min video is horrendous but in a good way, y’know?

Friday
20 min run

Saturday
HIIT again!

Sunday
20 min run/arms and bum
Bum
– toe taps
– hip lifts
– sumo squat
– squat with kick backs
– rainbows
Arms
– tricep push ups
– arm raises with weights
– overhead arm extensions with weights
– bicep curls
– moving plank

I genuinely did learn a few things over this past week. The first thing is that rest days are needed. The second thing is that I honestly didn’t want to take them! Exercise is ridiculously addictive, and though it might be hard to get going every day, it feels amazing once you’re finished. (Especially when HIIT is over).

I think I’ll go back to taking one or two rest days in a week, but it was actually pretty easy to exercise every day. If the exercises are different enough each day then it stops from getting repetitive.
Also, it definitely helps having someone else to work out with. My amazingly patient exercise partner is much fitter than me but she pushes me to be better. For example, when we do runs at my speed I can easily go 20 minutes, if I were on my own I’m much more likely just to give up when my legs are tired.

Don’t forget you can follow me on twitter and instagram if you’re missing me between blog posts.

Posted by:MJ

20, studying at UEA in Norwich

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