Last week I shared a peek into my morning routine. One of the greatest things I’ve learned since starting my fitness journey is the importance of a routine. I’m super Type A so having a set schedule or list helps me stay on track, ensure my days are effective and productive and also helps me keep track of and continue to make progress. I get so many questions from you guys on Instagram about my workout playlists, pre-workout, motivation tips, etc. so I thought I’d share my workout routine. Now, I’m talking about my actual exercises – those change daily/weekly and I plan to share a bit more of that here over the next few weeks. When I refer to my workout routine I’m referencing the things I do to prep for a workout and get through a workout successfully – and I warn you, a few of these might surprise you.
My Workout Routine
Write out my workout. Whether I’m following a plan with my trainer or free-styling my workout, I write out each exercise set with the associated reps and weight in my Notes app before I even get to the gym.
Having a clear outline of what I want to accomplish at the gym helps me stay focused and avoid that wasted time of trying to figure out what I want to do. I love looking through Instagram and favoriting new workout ideas. Some of my favorite accounts to follow are @sumeet_sahni, @hannaoeberg, @ainsley and @alexia_clark.
20 minutes prior to my workout, I take one scoop of a
So fun fact, I don’t have a workout playlist or listen to music while I workout. I know, it’s weird. Instead, I actually love to “listen” to episodes of Friends or The Office. Really any comedy. It helps me tune out the noise around me without getting too distracted. I also feel like it helps me power through workouts without checking to see how much time I have left. It’s super weird but I just really love getting in a good laugh in between sets. Now, when I’m doing cardio, I usually switch over to a dance/EDM channel on Spotify or Apple Music to help me get through sprints. I dare you to try an
I have a strict cancellation policy for workout days. Real talk, this might just be the most important part of my routine. Similar to booking classes, I schedule my gym workouts in my calendar to help me stay on track. If I cancel a gym day for whatever reason within 12 hours, I transfer $20 to my savings account. Believe it or not, this totally helps with the whole “ugh, I’ll go later tonight or I’ll skip today and double up tomorrow” mentality. I am all about rest days but when I’m trying to really challenge myself and stick to a routine, this little method has helped. And if I do