It’s a new month and I have a new fitness plan, which I’m going to share with ya’ll in case you need a new strategy for your gym going days. This go around I’m doing an AB schedule meant to be performed twice through each week. Additionally I have a minimum of 225 minutes of cardio per week requirement; that comes to 45 minutes of cardio, five days a week. This particular weight lifting routine should take approximately 45-minutes, including 60-second rests between each set and 90-second rests between exercises.

A Day

Exercise

Sets

Reps.

Incline DB Bench Press

3

10

Machine Chest Press

3

6

Cross-Cable Lateral Raises

3

10

Machine Shoulder Press

3

6

Behind the Head Tricep Extensions w/Rope

3

10

Tricep Pressdown Machine

3

6

6s (AKA Double Crunch)

3

30

Reverse Crunch

3

30

Crunches

3

30

 

B Day

Exercise

Sets

Reps.

Shoulder-Width Grip Lat Pulldowns

3

10

Machine Rows

3

6

Standing Low Pulley Bicep Curls

3

10

BB Static Lunges

3

10

BB Alternating Dynamic Lunges

3

10

Jumping Alternating Lunges

3

8

Roman Bench Hyperextensions

3-4

Max

 

Sets with a low rep count (6) are meant to be done at a high level of resistance—as high as you can go while still maintaining proper form. If you’re planning on giving this routine a go but are unsure of any particular move, feel free to leave questions in the comments section.

Do you go to the gym with a game plan or wing it once you’re there?

Breakfast

Trader Joe’s reduced carb whole wheat tortillas (I’m not doing a low carb thing, but I really like the consistency of these wraps, they maintain their elasticity well)
Scrambled Egg Beaters w/ ¼ avocado
Plum (I didn’t eat the kiwi, it was a wee bit too mushy)

Lunch


Trader Joe’s Egg White Salad (Can you guess where we do the bulk of our grocery shopping?) on multi-grain toast
Spicy seaweed snacks

Dinner


The Fella brought home dinner tonight. Leftovers from his favorite vegan restaurant.
We shared that plate–way too much fried food for one person. Who said vegan was healthy?!

Exercise: AM: 45-minute spin class, PM: A-Day Chest/Tricep/Shoulder/Abs