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Last Week’s Workouts + My Favorite Yoga Routine

I’m starting off another week by sharing some workouts and fitness routines in the form of “Last Week’s Workouts + My Favorite Yoga Routine!”

This is my second lifestyle post, and I’m changing it up a little bit. If you caught last week’s post (you can read it here!), you know that I shared my weekly workouts and what I ate in a day. Today, I’m posting something slightly different. This post still includes last week’s workouts, but I replaced “my day in meals” with a little time-lapse yoga video that I made! I enjoy most forms of exercise, but yoga is my new favorite!

For the last year, I have been doing yoga pretty consistently. I haven’t attended an actual yoga class. Instead, I checked out a plethora of books, websites, and pins. I’ve learned a lot about the importance of yoga, especially for a runner like me! Running is actually pretty hard on the body, and yoga has helped me heal myself from all my injuries — big and small — over the past year. I do yoga once or twice a day, and I typically follow the same routine. Sometimes, I shorten or lengthen the routine depending on how I’m feeling or how much time I have. My routine has evolved over the past year to reflect different poses that I have learned and what kind of stretches my body needs. This routine is my current go-to, but I’m sure it will change soon!

Music credits to Helen Jane Long & her song, Release.

 


 

That wraps up the “Yoga” part of my Last Week’s Workouts + My Favorite Yoga Routine!

Now, on to my weekly workouts.

 

Monday: At-home workout

6 rounds:

  • 20 frog jumps
  • 20 v-ups
  • 10 insane lunges
  • 10 burpee pops
  • 20 situps

When I first wrote this workout, I kept it at four rounds. Later, I moved on to five rounds. This was my first time trying six rounds, and it was very hard. I felt this workout for days afterwards!

I also rode my bike to and from work.

 

Tuesday: Speed run

I did twelve hill sprints on very large hills. I also jogged to and from the park where I did the sprints. (This workout took me about an hour.)

 

Wednesday: At-home workout

3 rounds:

  • 10 pushups
  • 10 situps
  • 10 burpees
  • 10 bench presses
  • 10 lateral raises

Then, I did this 8-minute muscle-burning yoga sequence.

I also rode my bike to and from work.

 

Thursday: Medium-length run.

I ran at a moderate pace for about 45 minutes.

 

Friday: At-home workout

1 round, no rest:

  • 50 kettlebell swings
  • 30 sit-ups
  • 30 bird-dogs
  • 30-second plank
  • 10 deadlifts with barbell
  • 30 v-ups
  • 40 crunches
  • 40 oblique crunches (each side)
  • 30 standing calf raises
  • 30 lateral raises
  • 10 deadlifts with barbell

I also swam a 500 M breaststroke, which I am required to do once per week for my job (I work as a lifeguard).

I rode my bike to and from work.

 

Saturday: Saturday is normally my long run day, but  I was exhausted and burned out. I decided to take an extra rest day to refuel for the coming week. Not only did I have some very tough workouts early in the week, I also worked six+ hours each day (Saturday, too) at a very hot, humid pool. I worked long hours on my blog, and I didn’t get enough sleep. To cap everything off, I woke up on Saturday with the beginnings of a cold. Needless to say, my body thanked me for taking it easy on Saturday.

I did my favorite yoga routine (see video above!), and I rode my bike to work.

Sunday: Rest day

 


 

Thanks for joining me for Last Week’s Workouts + My Favorite Yoga Routine! If you like this style of post, let me know in the comments down below so I can keep doing them!

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