I am back baby! Back to my regularly scheduled program. Last week and this week, I consistently got in the gym, something I use to do an auto pilot. It turns out though (I will say this over and over again), that when I spend the day programming and training for others, my workout plans go out the window. For a while that was just fine with me. I needed a rest, my days were jam packed, I was still staying active in my days… but my body adapted and got used to my non-training life, so I ramped up and prioritized my own workouts and I have never felt this good in a while!
I’m not going to lie, I was sore, sore, sore for the first few days. Shoot. I’m still kind of sore, but getting better. I get plenty of rest, and I am plenty good at stretching and rolling.
I not only feel great about my workouts, it’s true what the great Elle Woods said, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” And then she goes on to say that happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, but you get the point *wink*.
The point is, I also feel great because I am living in tune to my values again. And that is the message this Train It Tuesday. I value health above all my values. For a while I neglected my own health in favor of other values, and I didn’t feel complete. Something was off in my life and I knew exactly what is was. I just failed to kick myself and get a jump start.
So I buckled down and planned.
My workouts are all scheduled into days and programs at the gym. My big secret? Letting SOMEONE ELSE program for me.
Giving the reigns to someone else on the outside has been game changing. I use to do it when I wasn’t a trainer, why not now? I know I am a great trainer and can program for others, but when it came to my own workouts, I showed up unprepared and just did whatever I felt for the day. It usually worked out just fine that day, but long term, I wasn’t going anywhere and the consistency was not there.
So now, I show up to the gym regularly, knowing I can just follow along and not think too hard about my workout for the day/week/month. It’s great. I can totally relate to my clients again. It’s just easier to show up and have someone else guide you along the way rather than walking blindly into the forest.
And that is how I began to prioritize my health again. Once this fell into place, one thing lead to another and I began making healthier choices again and feeling more myself than I have in a while.
With alllllll that being said, when I showed up lost at the gym, it was a wonderful time for creativity in workouts and gave me tons of fun workouts for YOU all!
This Train It Tuesday workout is a bit more advanced, but I can give you modifications if you ask in the comments!
It hits it all! You have some deadlifts, squats, and presses.
10 single leg romanian deadlifts with a kettle bell (5 on right, 5 on left)
5 single arm kettle bell overhead presses (right) into…
5 single arm overhead squats (right)
5 SA OH presses (left) into…
5 SA OH squats
5 inclined overhead dumbell presses (go LIGHT here)
3 thoughts on “back to my regularly scheduled program”
Looks like a great routine. I’ll have to try it. I’m impressed with your OH Squat form, your shoulder mobility and bottom position, for most people, is hard to obtain. Nice job!
Thank you so much! Whenever I do a barbell overhead squat too I like my wrists stacked over my shoulders. It feels so much better on my shoulders. It’s a good place to be and I’m thankful I have the mobility and range of motion to get there. It’s tough.
Let me know how the workout goes!
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The position with your wrist over your shoulders is perfect form IMO. Try putting your thumbs on top of the bar instead of wrapping them and see how that works. I found that helped. Keep up the good work!