#blogmas - my workout routine

Hello sunshine!

"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow..."

If you have been following me on Instagram during the last months, you have propably noticed that I posted a lot of workout related stories. The gym is a big part of my weekly schedule and today, I want to share my routine, my goals and my motivation with you.

I know, it is weird to talk about sport right before Christmas and trust me, I am the first eating Christmas cookies, but you may want to start to think about your resolutions for 2019 or you don't want to wait any longer for the next year, but start now, then this is the right post for you!

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BuJo weekly spread with workout plan

First of all:

my routing

Since I am in Scotland, I have been in the gym four to five times a week. In the beginning it was hard to find the perfect time to make it fit to my routine, because I hate it to be there when everyone is there and you have to wait for your equipment. I prefer during the morning or at lunchtime, when there are less people. Furthermore, the gym where I am has a room for classes such as yoga, ab-workouts and so on, which is nice if you want to take part on those classes but more than that I like the room, because you can use it as long as it is free.
As you will read below, once a week I train just with bodyweight and this can look strange. And then I'm rather in a room where noone can see me than somewhere else.

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Cut by Natacha Oceane app

my workout split

Because I got a few questions about my training, I like to include it in here. I am not a professional and I am not as athletic as I whish I would, but I can tell you my experiences.
2018 has been my year of gym plans. I started with the peach plan from Meggan Grubb (one of my favourite youtuber btw) and after that I bought "Cut" from Natacha Oceane. Because I had a little break during summer where I just trained what I wanted, I am now in the last weeks of Natachas plan.
And to be honest: I love it!

This plan includes 5 trainings a week, which is perfekt. The first one is plyometric training or as I call it Ninja training. Most of it is just with bodyweight and it includes a lot of jumping and bouncing. As I said I am no professional and I can not tell you, why this training is so special, but I always feel like a ninja afterwards and this is so cool!
After this I usually do an upper body and lower body training, depends on what I would like to do. I try to do my legday in the beginning of the week, becaus I love leg workouts and I feel so sore after it, that my legs need a rest day.
Then I have a full body workout and a HIIT workout left. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is perfect for burning fat and loosing weight! And I don't like it. This is one of the training where I have to start to enjoy it. I would never say: today I would like to do HIIT training. But if it is on my schedule, I do it!

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Instagram saved pictures with workout motivation

my motivation

I had a lot of those days where I was not motivated at all! But it feels like the key is routine. I chose a gym where I have to walk 20min to get there and I am paying a lot for it, so I don't want to waste my time and money! I have to make the best workout I can to use it.
Most days this is my motivation, but for the days where I just want to stay in my bed or/and eat a pizza, I have to get off my backside. I like scrolling through fitness instagram pages (such as Meggan Grubb, Natacha Oceane, Whitnes Simmons...) or watching youtube videos.
But if you be constant and create a routine where the gym is part of your life, you will make it anyway!
Honestly, another huge motivation for me was to se results. I know every progress is progress, but taking a higher wait then the week before or holding a little longer, makes such a difference to your mindset! The moment I realized, that I am betten now then I have been before my time abroad, helped me to get through a phase of no motivation.

I hope you got a little insight in my gym routine and if you are interested in that topic, please leave a comment below, because I have some other ideas but I am not sure whether this is the right place to share it. Or you can follow me on instagram, to see some of my weird looking exercises.

Merry Christmas!❄


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