My Week in Training (5/21-5/28) – Time for Another Change Up!

I can’t even believe it’s time for another installment of my Week in Training posts or that the month of May is about to go ghost on me! What in the world happened to this month? Is it me or is it gone before it even had a chance to begin? I had this novel idea that this month would be EASY. This month was going to include only one business trip and that was IT. Boy, was I sadly mistaken! They say bad things happen in 3’s, so I guess it took a ‘quiet month’ for that to happen to us!

 

Nonetheless, the show must go on!

We’ve mourned the loss of many hours and days spent grinding through the ick and are ready to take life head on! I know that true growth happens through adversity, so I should be about 6’4″ now!

 

I’ve decided to stop wallowing in my misery and use my fuel for good and not evil! I’ve realized that the month of June is fastly approaching. With that, I also notice that I need to do a little CHANGE UP with my workout routine! I’ve always said a monkey wrench thrown into any workout regimen is a sure-fire way to avoid any plateaus and show them who’s the real boss around here!

 

Recently, my training outline during this cycle looks like this –

Sunday – Easy Run/Hike + a 30-45 min easy Peloton Ride

Monday – 30 Minutes of Core stability Metabolic Conditioning + 45 min hard Peloton Ride

Tuesday – 20 Minutes of Strength Complex Training + 30-45 min easy Peloton Ride

Wednesday – 20 Minutes of Core stability Metabolic Conditioning + 2 miles with the pup + 45 min Moderate Peloton Ride

Thursday – 45 min easy Peloton Ride + easy hiking/walking

Friday – 10 Minutes of Circuit Training + 45 min hard Peloton Ride

Saturday – 60 Minutes of Endurance on Peloton + whatever else I want

 

 

Take time to reflect

I advise my clients to take a look at the past 2 months throughout each training cycle and reflect upon what worked, what didn’t, and what can be adjusted. For me, I realize that I’ve done a fabulous job incorporating more strength training in the form of complex training and listening to my body within each workout that I do to keep myself within proper work ranges. However, I also see a need for more form rolling (once again, it’s been thrown on the back-burner) along with more mobility work now that I know what areas of my body function better than others. Whenever we move, we have strong area and weak areas. The weak areas lean on the strong ones to do all of the work, those freeloaders. So, when we miss out on recovery in the form of mobility and balance, we can make our strong muscles and areas tired and unwilling to cooperate.

 

So, here’s what I have done this week, and the plan for the weeks ahead!

 

For the Week of 5/21 , Peloton Rides looked like this:

2018-05-21 14:30 (PDT) Live Robin Arzon 45 min Pop Ride
2018-05-22 05:34 (PDT) On Demand Alex Toussaint 20 min Low Impact Ride
2018-05-23 06:30 (PDT) Live Cody Rigsby 45 min Latin Ride
2018-05-24 06:45 (PDT) On Demand Matt Wilpers 45 min Low Impact Ride
2018-05-25 14:45 (PDT) Live Robin Arzon 45 min Live DJ Ride
2018-05-26 06:30 (PDT) Live Robin Arzon 45 min Intervals & Arms Ride
2018-05-27 06:33 (PDT) On Demand Matt Wilpers 60 min Power Zone Endurance Ride

 

All things Peloton this week

Rides have been AMAZE-EENG this week! I’ve been trying to channel my inner trainer to remind myself to NOT PUSH HARD on each and every ride. Yes, I’m all about preaching, but I have to practice too! I like to go HARD, I like to challenge myself, but I also have to remember I want to be able to workout daily and not break myself.

 

I always say to change things up

Should life go according to routine, I hope to transition to this training schedule with an updated phase of training –

Sunday – 45 min easy Peloton Ride + 20-30 min Easy Run + mobility

Monday – 15-20 Minutes of Core stability Metabolic Conditioning + 45 min Moderate to hard Peloton Ride

Tuesday – 30 Minutes of Strength Complex Training + 45 min easy Peloton Ride + 20-30 min easy run/walk

Wednesday – 20 Minutes of Core stability Metabolic Conditioning + 45 min Moderate to hard Peloton Ride

Thursday – 45+ min easy Peloton Ride + Stabilization work/Mobility

Friday – 10 Minutes of Circuit Training + 45 min hard Peloton Ride

Saturday – 60 Minutes of Endurance on Peloton + Flexibility

 

Other highlights from this week

I’m officially addicted to a new local foodie find: Hummus. It’s like Chipotle meets Mediterranean health wonders!

 

I was able to unite with my mama friend and her little one for a day-date at the M resort, my favorite temperature-controlled pool where locals can get in free off and on!

 

The Mini Trainer & I had plenty of mama and daughter time after me being out of town. It’s been such an experience to have dates together where she can sit and eat with me without running around like a maniac!

 

What’s your plan to change things up this June?

What are some of your local foodie finds you enjoy with balancing the 80/20 life?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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