So I’m back at my job after our glorious 6 week paid time off annnnnd, I’ve officially decided I want to work from home for the rest of my life…
I went from waking up and having all day to hit the gym, do computer work, write, clean, RELAX..and now I am at work from 5:00 pm until 2:00 am, 6 nights a week.
Not ideal, BUT I’m happy to be working (I guess. HA, so bitter), and making money before christmas and before my boyfriend and I get our first place together in March!! EEEEEK.
Anyways. I’m not one for excuses and even though i’m freaking exhausted during the day after working so late, I’m still doing my best to eat clean and hit the gym. I don’t know about you guys but If I skip the gym or eat unhealthy for days on end, on top of being stressed, and sleepy…I become so…gross feeling, you know?
I feel like I’m not myself, I eat more because I’m thinking that I just might as well since I haven’t been to the gym, I start eating the shitty food at work that’s filled with oil instead of my healthy snacks…the list goes on.
SO. I’m all about time blocking in order to make time for the things I want to be doing and need to be doing for my health before I have to go spend my time at work. I’ve noticed that if I don’t time block then my day completely goes to waste and next thing you know, I’m on another shift.
Alrighty so my workouts need to be short and sweet as I’m sure your guys’ do to. I need to get the most out of my workout in the 30 minutes I have to be at the gym and I need to go in there knowing what I’m doing. If I don’t, then I just end up unmotivated, walking on the treadmill and sitting in the sauna. You feel me?
If you need ideas on quick, efficient workouts then check out my blog about how to make your own HIIT workouts!
My workout schedule I have set up right now goes like this:
THURSDAY: STEADY STATE CARDIO (45 MINUTES)
SATURDAY: STEADY STATE CARDIO
SUNDAY: ACTIVE REST (WALK OR HIKE)
Each day is only 30 minutes long!! Except for Thursday’s when I do steady state cardio I try to stay for 45 minutes.
Also Tuesday’s are pretty simple. I do 10-15 minutes of HIIT cardio (meaning high intensity interval training) and then I stretch in the sauna for 15 minutes.
When I do HIITT cardio I sprint for 30 seconds then rest for 30 seconds. I always walk at speed 3.0 for my “rest” and the sprinting pace depends on how long I’m doing intervals for. If i’m doing them for 15 minutes then I try to make my sprinting speed 8.5 and if I’m only doing intervals for 10 minutes, then I make my running speed 10.0.
That kind of kills so I might just stand on the sides of the treadmill during my “rest” rather than walk at speed 3.0.
I love this though because these HIIT exercises TORCH calories and SERIOUSLY get your metabolism going, so don’t be surprised if you’re a bit hungrier than normal later on in the day! (Remember to eat 6 small meals a day to keep your metabolism going!).
One of these days I’ll have a fitness guide for you guys to follow so that your totally set up but for now, try following a schedule similar to this ESPECIALLY if you’re always on a time crunch so that you can keep your body and mind in check.