The New Workout Plan

by Lisa on Saturday: Jun 15, 2013

I’ve been a little absent from the blog world for a few weeks, mostly because of the news I shared in my last post. Who knew that the most stressful part of buying a house would take place AFTER finding the house and getting an offer accepted? There’s so much to think about and still more agreements to negotiate with the sellers after the fact. It’s really a whole post on its own.

But in the midst of all the chaos, phone calls, negotiations and packing, I’ve been attempting to revamp my workout routine. It was a little bit of bad timing, but the week we bought the house was the week I had scheduled to start my new workout plan, and thus it didn’t go 100% as planned, but it certainly did help me get a jump start on things. I decided to go back to the bootcamp program that I did at the beginning of the year and attempt to do it all the way through. I put together a (printed out) calendar and wrote down each workout every weekday for 8 weeks. I figured printing out the calendar would help motivate me because I would be able to cross off each workout as I did it and be able to see exactly how much I had done and how much I had left at any given point.

Before this new plan, I was working out on a pretty consistent basis, but I had fallen back into my pattern of all cardio all the time with dancing being my primary form of exercise, sometimes throwing in some pushups and reverse crunches. But this bootcamp program, just as it did before, kicks my butt in a way that is hard to believe. After every single workout, I’m crazy sore. The last bootcamp workout I did was on Thursday, and here I sit on Saturday still feeling the pain in my thighs from the dozens and dozens of lunges and squats I did during that particular workout. I never push myself as hard on my own as I do when I’m doing these workouts.

I haven’t been following the diet plan that the bootcamp program recommends, but I might look into adding that to my routine this coming week. I’d really like to see some significant results this time around, and as always, my love of food and drink does tend to get in the way of that.

I’m about 3 weeks in, and I’ve been doing about 3 of the bootcamp workouts per week. There were days, especially during the first week, when I really desperately wanted to get a workout in on one particular day or another, but there was just no humanly possible way it was going to happen. Getting the house stuff in order was the priority that week, so I’m happy that I was able to do what I could at the time.

What are some exercises that you love to hate? What’s your least favorite exercise of all time?

Mine has to be doing lunges with an overhead press using weights. They always make me feel like I’m going to pass out!

4 Responses to “The New Workout Plan”

  1. Kim says:

    Burpees – definitely a love/hate relationship!!

  2. Meagan says:

    I love making my training plan in an Excel file and then printing out a hard copy so that I can cross off each day! Especially for a long program it really helps you take things one day at a time and not be like “oh my gosh! I have 7 more weeks of this ahhhhhh!”.

    I love to hate lunges! They make me so sore but I know that means they’re doing wonders for strengthening my quads! A few months ago I was introduced to jumping lunges while doing the 30 day shred. Those are tough stuff, but I love them (and hate them).

  3. I hate the actual act of running. I love the feeling AFTER i run, but actually running? yuck

  4. Marilyn says:

    I utterly sympathize. When we bought our house, I couldn’t believe how clunky the whole system is; it could definitely stand to be streamlined.

    And not surprisingly, more than a couple of burpees just slay me.

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