Move It Monday + Lower Body Circuit

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I’ve always heard people say that they diet 5 days a week, and while this is a pretty poor plan, I get it. Monday through Friday always seem infinitely easier than the weekend. For me, it’s all about routine. If I am in a groove and ticking along, it’s seems easier to make better decisions. However, take me out of my normal, and it can easily become a free for all. Look out Golden Corral! Yowza. 😉

Now it’s time to get a few quality workouts in, and get my meals aboard the lean and green train!

Did you complete your workouts this week? If not, what got in the way?

Answer to yourself, or on this page, and then ask yourself how you could have made it work in hindsight. Did you plan your meals so they were easy to prepare after work? Did you get enough sleep and feel energized, ready to workout? Knowing your answers, do you need to re-prioritize a few things to be sure that the most important things (your health) are ranked highest? 🙂

Here’s my line-up this week

Monday

2 mile run

Lower Body Circuit (below)

Tuesday

2 mile Run

Yoga + Core

Wednesday

3 mile run

Core Circuit

Thursday

OFF

Friday

Morning Run – 4 miles

Saturday

1 mile warm up

Upper Body Circuit (depending on hotel fitness room)

Sunday

Morning Run – 2 miles

Core Circuit

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Lower Body Circuit 

(Click on the exercise to see how-to video)

1 mile warm up

Lunge w/ Twist – 8 each leg w/ 10 lbs.

Star Jumps – 15

Split Squat w/ Side Kick – 8 each leg w/ 10 lbs.

Mountain Climbers – 1 minute

Medicine Ball Hamstring Curl – 15

Star Jumps – 15

Weighted Sumo Squat -15 w/ 15 lbs.

Mountain Climbers – 1 minute

Do each exercise for the designated time, with no rest between. Rest 2 minutes at the end of the circuit, and repeat as many times as possible in 30 minutes. Cool down and stretch! 🙂

 Hope everyone has a great week! 🙂

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