Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
March is here! What are your health and fitness goals for this month? I am planning on continuing to strength train consistently, make sure I am getting enough cardio, and keeping a more watchful eye on my nutrition by keeping a food journal.
I am happy with how consistent I was in the month of February. Last week I did not post every workout here on Living Out Loud because I was busy with company and preparing for finals, but I still got every workout in!
Today is the beginning of Week #5 and I am switching up my exercises and sets. I still do not have a clear opinion on the 5 x 5 x 5 workout structure. I am not practicing the traditional 5 x 5 exercises because my gym is limited to dumbbells / free weights.
This is my current training split that I plan on sticking with:
Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday: Leg Dominant + Core + Steady State
Tuesday: Push Day + Hiit
Thursday: Pull Day + Hiit
Saturday: Explore or total body circuit or rest (depending on my energy levels)
Self-care Sunday: Rest Day
Today’s Workout: Leg Day + Hourglass Workout + Steady State Cardio
- Banded Bridge- 3 x 12
- Dumbbell Hip Thrust- 3 x 12
- Dumbbell Front Squat- 3 x 12
- Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift- 3 x 12
- Banded Seat Abduction- 1 x 30
Hourglass Workout: Complete this circuit 3 x’s
- Side Plank Lift on Elbow (15 both sides)
- Plank w/ Hip Drop (15)
- Twisting V-Ups (10 both sides)
- Side Plank w/ Leg Lift (10 both sides)
- Plank w/ leg side kick (15)
For steady state cardio, I walked on the treadmill at 3.2 and increased my speed every 2 minutes until I reached a 10% incline and then I brought the incline gradually down. I walked for 30 minutes and listened to a podcast.
Today’s Word of the Day is:
- Full of nervous energy: fidgety.
- Touch, quarrelsome.
- exuberantly frisky.
- Having or showing a lively aggressiveness: spunky.
This is a word I have heard before. I like how upbeat and vibrant it is with a heavy dose of mischievousness.
Do you follow a specific workout and nutrition plan? If so, please comment below! I am always looking for new tips and tricks!