Week 2, here we go!
Life happens and sometimes it gets really difficult to balance exercise with everyday tasks. The goal for this week is to adjust to an active lifestyle and make it work within your schedule. Don’t stress if you are taking a day off (just call it your day of rest) but make sure that you are still making time to train. If you need to swap days due to your schedule, feel free to do so but make sure that if you are doing medium to advanced activities, schedule a recovery day in between (easy activities are ok).
Day 1: Rest
Day 2: Newbies: Workout 20 minutes: bike, elliptical, treadmill. Beginners: Complete at least 20 minutes of NTC Get Strong Beginner Muscle Definer.
My activity: NTC Get Lean Beginner Hurricane workout
Optional activity: workout video
Day 3: Newbies: .25 mile jog (no walking!) at a comfortable and slow pace, do twice (can take a break in between). Beginners: 1 mile jog (no walking) at an easy, comfortable pace.
My activity: 2 mile run
Day 4: Newbies and Beginners: Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred – Level 1
My activity: NTC Get Strong Beginner Pump Station workout
Day 5: Newbies: .40 mile run (do 3 sets of a .10 run -fast to moderate pace- rest in between sets. Jog last set) Beginners: 1.5 mile jog (no walking!)
My activity: 3 mile run
Optional activities: Jillian Michaels Kickbox Workout Video or cross train by biking or swimming.
Day 6: Yoga, stretching, or any easy to moderate activity. You want your muscles to recover.
My activity: Ballet and hot yoga
Optional activities: yoga workout video
Day 7: Newbies: .25 mile jog at an easy pace (no walking, do 3 sets with rest in between). Beginners: 1 mile run (10-11 minute mile)
My activity: 4 mile run
Optional activities: workout video
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