Fall Fitness Routine!

Fall Fitness, Fitness Routine

Hello, hello!

Some time ago I came up with this crazy idea that I was going to do a stack of 30 day challenges that I had found on Pinterest.  Now I had every intention of going all out crazy with it, but what I lacked was the foresight of how all of these things would be physically impossible for me at my current fitness level.  After two days I felt as though I would melt into a puddle and it was incredibly painful to attempt to do chores, take care of my daughter, and wash my hair.  I am going to keep it because one day I’d like to get my fitness to a level where my 31 Day Challenges are achievable.  Right now just isn’t that good of a time for me.

I do however want to work towards my goals of an overall healthier lifestyle.  So this is going to be attached to My Journey to Health series.

Fitting in Fitness

Another glaringly obvious aspect that I overlooked is finding time between juggling two active toddlers to exercise.  As it stands, they currently do not nap at the same time so I don’t really have any downtime during the day.  I am 100% worthless in the mornings until at least 9 a.m. regardless of how much coffee I’ve had.  But that doesn’t surprise me because I have never been a morning person.  See Example 1.

Fall Fitness Routine

If I didn’t have to human before 930 life would be wonderful!  So that leaves me with only my evenings to fit in any exercises.  This is where I have to add in, thank goodness it is Fall and it isn’t quite as oppressively hot as it normally is in Florida.  In fact, we’re in the middle of another (albeit brief) cold front so we’ve had chilly mornings and mild afternoons.  If only it could stay this way year round.

Fitness for Fall!

My game plan for this season is two pronged.  I have broken it down into daily activities and weekly activities.

Daily

  • Stretch – 7 days a week.  Trust me on this, I have sprained my left calf muscle 3 times in 8 weeks.  It is a painful thing, I walk like a T-Rex, and the bruises keep getting worse.
  • Meditate / Yoga – 6 days a week.  This does not have to be anything overzealous, it can be 20 minutes of quiet to center yourself.  Your mind plays a huge role in your success in fitness.
  • Walk (at least) 1 mile – 6 days a week.  If you can do more that’s great.  If you can’t quite make it, don’t worry, work towards your goal and you will get there.

Weekly

  • Body Weight Exercises – 1 or 2 days a week.  These can be whatever exercises strike my fancy on that given day.  Planks, squats, push-up, chair dips, crunches, etc.
  • Light Jog or Run – 1 or 2 days a week.  I did run in high school, I wasn’t necessarily fast, but I had a hell of a lot more endurance than I do now.  It is a goal for myself to get back to that point.  My first goal is to jog for 10 minutes straight alternating with walking until I can get there.
  • Light Weight Lifting Exercises – 1 or 2 days a week.  Again, these will end up being whatever I need to work on that day.  Light weights (think 5 lbs) to help with overall toning.

Fall Fitness, Fitness Routine

So who is ready to get Fit for Fall with me?  If you have your own Fall Fitness Routine what does it look like?

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34 Replies to “Fall Fitness Routine!”

  1. So great you have a routine sorted out. I’m not much for exercise at all, especially now I have my son. I run around after him all day and that’s enough. Except it’s probably not haha. I hope you can reach your fitness goals even though you’re a busy mama!

    1. I chase around two, but it’s not enough anymore. I’ve plateaued so it’s time to bump it up some!

  2. Victoria Onken says: Reply

    This is a perfect time for this post! I was just thinking that I need to start exercising again. My not-so-little- one is turning 5 tomorrow so I have time, energy and space to do it. Thank you for the handy list!

    1. Yay! Happy early birthday to your big 5 year old! I wanted something that I could incorporate the babies with as well. I have definitely used them as weight for my squats before. 😂😂

  3. So manufacturers people struggle to keep their fitness routines up as the wether gets colder and the daylight hours get shorter – thanks for sharing your own, it’s inspiring!

  4. I have hit a plateau so I am thrilled to have found this post! Feeling motivated!

    1. Thank you so much! Just changing my routine a little bit helps me through my plateaus, I hope this helps you through yours.

  5. Love this post! I really need to be better at my fitness routine especially during the colder months when it gets so hard to get up early in the morning!

    Belle | http://www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

  6. This sounds like a great routine for getting started! I’ve been working on becoming a runner and it’s so rewarding when you finally see yourself making progress. Stick with it, you’ve got this!

    1. You too! I loathe running, but there is no better feeling than after a good run.

  7. I’ve never been a runner – so I commend you on that one! lol I am trying to be more active. I’m back in dance classes and I took my first yoga class, so little by little.

    1. Oooh, but I bet dance class is so much fun! I should probably try a formal yoga class. I know I’d benefit from instruction. I commend you!

  8. I think these are all great fitness goals to work towards! Working out is never an issue with me but I need to be more persistent with making time for yoga/meditation/stretching. Great post!

    1. I wish I had your motivation!

  9. Good ideas! I do whatever it takes to hit 10k steps a day usually. If I’ve been busy with the kids, it may just be a short walk. If I’ve sat lots, I’ll go for a long run. My biggest challenge is the COLD weather! Ahhhh! Need ideas for inside stuff or to manage the cold.

    1. Yes! Running in cold, cold weather is the worst. I have videos, I love Zumba, but I need to work towards actually doing it more.

  10. I think these are all great fitness goals to work towards! I really need to be better at my fitness routine especially during the colder months here in Sweden.

    1. Oh my! I can only imagine how cold it is this time of year in Sweden! That would make me want to turn myself into a blanket burrito.

  11. I am going to use your post and follow it along … I have been looking for doable but new routine and this looks good.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    1. Thank you! I hope we can keep each other posted on our progress!

  12. Loved reading this! It’s all snowy and cold here in Finland so I’ve been planning myself some indoor activities for once haha.

    1. Most definitely! I couldn’t imagine how cold it must be there!

  13. I am so glad that I am not the only one making this a priority over this fall. I am excited to hear how your goals turn out!

    1. Right? For too many years my health wasn’t a priority. It took having a child to get my goals in line.

  14. Amazing fitness plans. I’m with you as I’m one of fitness and work out addict too. I wish you a good luck for your goals and fitness routine.

    1. I wish that I had your drive to be a fitness addict. It is so much easier when you enjoy what you’re doing.

  15. Such a great idea to plan it out the way you have! I’ve recently just rejoined the gym and it’s taking some trial and error while I test my body’s limits. Good luck with your fitness this fall!

    1. Just be careful! Seriously, a sprained calf muscle is almost as bad as a sprained back. Good luck with your gym adventures!

  16. So organised, such a great routine though! Can’t wait to go back to the gym !

    1. Thank you! I wish I had easy access to a gym. It is so much easier having everything in one place.

  17. Looks like a great routine! I’m happy if I can make it to water aerobics twice a week.

    1. Ooh, I’ve never had the opportunity to try water aerobics. I bet that has to be fun.

  18. I think this is a great plan! I love yoga and weight lifting. Those have always been the best exercises for me to see results and hold my interest.

  19. Thanks for sharing your fitness plan for fall! I should have one too coz its beginning to snow here and I try as much as possible to stay at home at this tim of the year. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

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