A Summer Workout Routine To Get Your Body Movin’
Can you believe it’s almost summer?! It’s definitely starting to feel that way in Seattle! The sun is usually shining when I wake up in the morning, so I’ve been feeling more motivated than usual to go running and get back into a fitness routine.
One of my goals for June is to run twice a week and do a total body workout twice a week, and since I’ve sort of gotten into the groove of it, I wanted to share what’s been working for me.
I’ve put together a free workout calendar, printable 20-minute total body workout routine, and a playlist to make this workout plan totally easy to follow along with if you want!
I’ve put together this calendar so you can print it out and cross off the days you complete! If you want to create your own workout planner or follow mine but switch the days around, I’ve made a blank planner too.
Cardio 2x Per Week
I’m the kind of person who can only run for about 20-30 minutes until I get bored, and I know that my body is not cut out for long distance jaunts (also, I’m a really slow runner and I’ve just come to accept that I will never be Usain Bolt). Usually I try to switch it up and find new places to run, but lately I’ve been going around the same little loop and I actually haven’t gotten bored of it yet. I highly recommend the Nike Running app for keeping track of your time and distance.
P.S. For people who hate running (I don’t blame you), check out this post for other cardio options. Luckily there are lots out there!
Total Body Strength 2x Per Week
For total body strength workouts, I switch between pilates and a body strength routine I created. Since I don’t have a gym membership or equipment, I just rely on my own body weight to get a good workout, but you could add in some weights at the gym if you have that option!
20-Minute Total Body Workout I’ve created a workout plan you can print out (or pin)! The goal is to keep repeating the moves in each round for 5 minutes and then move on to the next round. Each round includes cardio, arms, butt/legs and abs, and the boxes on the right are to see how many times you can go through each round before 5 minutes is up! If you’re unsure of a move, you can probably find it on Google or just leave me a comment and I’ll try to explain!
The night before I plan to work out, I basically stalk Blogilates videos and combine enough of them to last for 20-30 minutes. I try to pick a variety so that I cover abs, arms, legs, and butt (aka making it a total body workout). Top tip: having your workout planned beforehand makes you more likely to actually do it!
Here’s an example of a combination:
Yoga or Long Walk 1x Per week
I absolutely love yoga, so I try to schedule it in at least once a week. Same goes for long walks – sometimes you just need to explore the unknown by yourself. If you need some inspiration for yoga videos, click the thumbnails above!
Rest 2x Per Week
Resting between workouts is super important for your body and for making sure you don’t get burned out. Take the extra time you have to sleep in, take a relaxing bath, stretch your muscles properly, and just give yourself a well-earned break.
SUMMER WORKOUT PLAYLIST
One thing I cannot work out without is music. I make up scenarios in my head while I’m running (is it just me?), so it helps to have some epic music to go along with my thoughts. Here’s what I’ve been listening to lately, and I will keep updating this so feel free to follow the playlist if you use Spotify!
So there you have it! That’s the routine I plan to follow until I get bored of it (which hopefully won’t be anytime soon since I’m switching stuff up every week). I hope you’ll follow along with me because I would love to be able to encourage each other!
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