How to find balance this semester.

Hey guys, Happy Monday!

Goodbye summer hello school, it’s back to the swing of things for me this week! As much as I’ll miss the slow days of summer, it’s always fun to think about what a new school year has in store. Since it’s my last year in school, I feel like I’ve mastered several tricks on how to make a schedule that maximizes your day in the most efficient way-hey that rhymes lol. So, I’ve decided to share with you guys some easy ways to get everything you want out of your day in today’s post.

  1. Be realistic with your time: Overcommitting to a ton of different obligations is one of the worst things you can do to your schedule when you are trying to get organized. When you overcommit you are unable to fully devote yourself to each task because you have a thousand other things running through your mind at the same time. That’s why I suggest choosing only 3 commitments for the school year. Of course, since this is a fitness blog, I would suggest making one of your big commitments the gym..but other great commitments could be church, a job, or some type of volunteer work!
  2. Plan your day: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail & that’s the honest truth. Now I know you’re probably like “it’s so tedious to plan my day & often my plans change so what’s even the point” & that’s understandable, but I can guarantee you that a lot more of the things you want to get done will get done if you schedule them. Writing a commitment in stone holds you accountable to follow through on them and also makes the chances of you changing plans last minute less likely. & you dont have to plan your day down to the amount of bites you will take at lunch, but you should plan the general gist of how it should go.
  3. Plan your workouts: If you’ve ever been in a college rec center when the school year begins, you’ll agree with me in the fact that it is basically like a line for an amusement park ride with weights thrown in. Everyones crammed together, it smells a little, and you will probably wait more than you get work out. However, there is a way to finesse the system & actually enjoy your time at the gym. & The secret lies within the time you choose to go. Most people normally go from the hours of 3pm-6pm once the day is over. However, if you have the will power to wake up early or to stay up late to workout-the gym is yours. After you have planned the ideal time, you also need to plan the ideal workouts BUT easily enough I’ve already done that below with my WOW so we can just skip to the next tip 😉
  4. Be flexible when things don’t go as planned: You can simplify your schedule until you’re blue in the face & there will still be things that don’t go as planned. When that time comes, just remember that you don’t have to throw your entire schedule  out the window. Reassess, reschedule, and remember that the perfect schedule is made through trial and error. Also, don’t be so strict to your schedule that you miss out on fun spontaneous opportunities thrown your way. Those moments (in moderation) serve as a breather from the habits of daily life.

And that’s all for today! I hope that today’s post inspires you to tackle the school year with enough energy and enthusiasm to get it done. Have a great week! WOW Below

-Cay

Monday: Long Run 

Switching it up this week and making the long run today! Inspired by all of the bad food I ate this weekend..haha

Tuesday: Upper Body HIIT

1 mile run on tread

4 circuits, only pause at end of circuit

  • 30 plank jacks
  • 15 pushups
  • 10 weighted burpees
  • 10 sets of 2 pushups followed by 6 mountain climbers

Weights *optional*

  • 3 sets of 20,15,10 rep drop sets -your weight choices
  • 3 sets 10 tricep kickback
  • 3 sets 15 overhead tricep extension

Wednesday: Booty Focus 

*20 min on powermill*

Grab a pair of moderate weight dumbbells and a heavy weight dumbbell and move to mats. 3 sets.

  • 15 in and out jumps
  • 12 weighted sumo squats with the heavier weight
  • 12 reverse lunges with dumbbells (each leg)
  • 30 bodyweight squat

Thursday: Anotha cardio day 

Choose to do either a long run today, or a mixed up 60 minute session of elliptical, bike, or stairmaster

Friday: Back 

15 minutes on rowing machine

*At weights* 3 sets

  • 12 reverse flyes
  • 15 one arm dumbbell row
  • 12 weighted shoulder press
  • 15 lat pulldown (low weight)
  • 12 weighted cable cross each arm
  • 15 cable pushdown

 

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