My current gym routine well as you can see from my previous post 21 days to make a habit consists of mainly upper body exercises at the moment due to my injuring my calves (sigh!).
I feel like I have recently plateaued in my programme and progress to be honest and I will be referring myself for physiotherapy this week both for my legs and also tennis elbow which I feel affects me when I try to perform certain exercises (such as bench press).
I loved having a personal trainer in the past as I knew that I was working to a set programme and would be pushed and motivated when I started to slack. Unfortunately the way my finances are set up at the moment having a personal trainer is not a priority so I will need to work hard to find and develop a programme for myself which will work for me.
Now its definitely time to kick my arse into gear.
At first glance at my current routine the most obvious thing is that cardio is one of the things that is missing majorly from my routine. I don’t do cardio at all at the moment (due to laziness, I used to do 20 mins of LISS after my workout) the only cardio I do now is the warm up that I do before i start my workout….and that’s it!
I have been looking into find some cardio that I will enjoy and be able to do 4/5 times a week. With my poor calves the most suitable cardio exercise looked to be swimming. Unfortunately for me swimming I think is extremely unhygienic lol. Well obviously it depends on the pool and how they take care of it but also the other swimmers. I have worked with a team of managers and the stories that you hear about what happens in swimming pools was enough to put me off.
(decided to try training chest)
Like many people I find cardio boring, the thought of running on the treadmill (my lungs won’t survive) or cross trainers for longer than ten minutes just make me want to cry lol
On a separate note …. I’m actually considering (shock horror) covering up for the autumn/winter period and posting less gymlife pictures on Instagram while I try to make as much progress as possible and then do a big reveal.
What I would love to do honestly is write myself a 3 month gym routine programme (and actually stick to it). Hold myself accountable to record before and after progress. To start off with I will plan what I’m going to train each day and fine tune to create a 90 day programme and see how I get on.
My plan of action
Monday – Back Day
Tuesday – Arm Day
Wednesday – Rest Day
Thursday – Chest Day
Friday -Arm Day
Saturday – Back Day
Sunday – Rest Day