Sequins and Sea Breezes: My Workout Routine

My Workout Routine

7/31/2017


Is anyone else as surprised today is the last day of July as I am? I feel like this month/summer completely flew by. I had plans to really kick up my workout routine this summer... and go dairy free and neither of those happened but surprisingly I still get a ton of comments and questions about my workout routine so I figured today was as good a day as any to talk about my workout routine! First off I want to say, I am in no way a nutritionist or a fitness expert so just because something works for me, doesn't mean it will work for someone else. And I would suggest if you aren't very active to start slow and work your way up before tackling an intense workout. While I'm not the most in-shape person ever, I am pretty active not just at the gym so I feel like I can push myself a little harder. 

I used to work out 6 times a week until I realized that my body needed some rest periods. I started getting really bad shin splints and I was sore more of than I wasn't so I took a step back and cut back the number of times I worked out. Listening to your body and not overdoing it is extremely important. Currently I work out between 3-4 times a week and for me it's perfect.


Monday and Wednesdays are usually my weight days. I generally break it out by upper body and lower body, starting with upper body Monday. I do a mix of free weights, cables and machines and I occasionally throw in some TRX workouts to switch it up. I often do a lot of my free weights and TRX exercises on a StrongBoard Balance Board to get a little extra out of it. Wednesday I mix it up between lower body and core using a mix of machines and a stability ball.



Thursdays are my cardio days which aren't my favorite days but like you learned from Zombieland, the first rule of Zombieland is cardio. In the event of a zombie takeover, you don't want to be the slowest kid on the block. Ok, I kid, but seriously; cardio is an important part to fitness. In the cooler months I prefer to get outside and run but when it's as hot as it is outside right now, I tend to stick to either cardio classes like spinning or Zumba or a 30-45 minute HIIT workout on the treadmill.


The weekends I try to get at least one workout in on top of going out and just being active. Usually if I workout on Saturday I'll do an early morning Boot Camp workout before it gets too hot outside that consists of a bunch of different burst training exercises. If I workout on Sunday I try to make it more of a relaxing one so I'll take a yoga class to unwind before starting the week. 

If you hate going to the gym (and if you do, I don't blame you at all) get outside! I used to love going to Disney because it would be a guarantee I'd get several miles of walking in while having fun. I'm also a huge fan of being out on the water, paddle boarding and kayaking are both great workouts that you don't really have to have any skill to do. I also love barre classes for a nice full body workout not in a gym! I hope this helps give you some ideas or maybe some motivation. I'm headed to yoga to start my day now so hope everyone has a great week!

*Linking up with Biana*

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54 comments

  1. Get it girl!! Working out during the week for me isn't a problem it's undoing it all on the weekend LOL!! I love your routine and that you do your own thing during the week and it's clearly working because you look amazing as always! xo,Biana-BlovedBoston

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  2. Love that you change it up with barre and classes. It can be so hard to mix it up and I always get addicted to one thing and then get in a rut. Reading this makes me even more excited to get back in the gym asap!

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  3. Sounds like you have a great workout routine figured out! I use to run 5 days a week too and I had to take a step back. Shin splints are no joke! Thanks for sharing your routine. Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  4. Good for you girl!! And you look great! My goal when I turned 30 as to start working out. LOL! It hasn't happened yet....but I am holding out hope. My husband runs and works out everyday, and I am like, yea I'll join you one of these days. Does running after four kids count as cardio?

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  5. Get it girl- you are getting after it! I was in a better workout groove and then work has kicked my booty, so I'm trying to get back in the grind! Ps- that tank is so perfect for you!

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  6. LOVE your shirt!! So cute! I workout 4 days a week and most of it is my stability ball class which I love. And Fridays are cardio day! It is fun to switch it up!

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  7. you're my lil workout queen! seriously i need to get motivated but don't i say that every week haha. def always good to mix the weight training and cardio - something not many do! so key though. have a good week!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. You are just so fit and fab so I loved reading your work-out routine! Cardio days are my LEAST favorite too but good point about the zombies haha! Happy Monday!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  9. I love reading about other's workouts! I still need to try a barre class!

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  10. You go girl!! I love love love love your tshirt!! So adorbs!! I have been trying to work out more but with work being crazy its hard. To get more exercise during the day, I walk the steps a few times again. I haven't yet mastered walking up 17 floors yet but I'm trying.

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  11. Get it girl! I used to work out 5-6 days a week as well, and have scaled back to 4. And shin splints are no joke! And yes to cardio, and not being the slowest kid on the block even though I probably still would be ha! Love how you mix it up, and you know how much I love that tee <3

    Green Fashionista

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  12. I want to live by Disney, I need that excuse to walk! My workout routine is a lot like yours! I was working out 5-6 days a week earlier this year and felt like I was killing myself. Constantly in pain! So I've slimmed down to 3-4 days a week and it's working perfectly! I do need to add a little more cardio, but blah cardio! I do love a good spin class. :-D

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  13. Loved hearing about your workout routine! I used to be the same way and workout 6 days a week but it made me really tired. I now workout 4 days a week and that's the perfect schedule. Love your top! :)

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  14. Great post, lady! I would kill for your toned legs. I'm with you that 3-4 workouts a week is plenty. Rest is just as important as exercise so our muscles can recover!

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  15. That sounds like a good workout! I do long distance running everyday, so that's what I do. Your workout routine is good because you have a mix of everything.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  16. You're gorgeous! I'm training for the Chicago Marathon right now, so I'm running 4-5 days a week, but usually I try to build some rest days in there, too!

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  17. First thing's first, I love your workout outfit! So cute! And #2, I totally run so I won't be the slowest person in case of a zombie apocalypse because you never know, it could totally happen! I love that you said that you should listen to your body because the last thing you want to do is to injure yourself because you're overdoing it.

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  18. First off your shirt is perfect! I need to get in a better routine of working out more regularly. I always feel so much better when I do. Beautifully Candid

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  19. I have had to cut back from 6 days a week too, my body was yelling at me. You look amazing and the zombie thing is adding to my list of reasons why I need to get back to running!

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  20. I have been so lax this summer with my work out routine. Now that the kids are back in school I have a whole plan to stay in shape! Just need to stick to it now! Sounds like you have a good routine and you always look fabulous!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  21. I do not like the gym one bit, so I am outside walking all the time. Also, I loooove your S'well bottle!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  22. Glad I'm not the only one that thinks this month has flown by...but seriously how!?
    Kate || KATE KOUTURES

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  23. Yes girl! Your workout routine is very similar to mine... I have to get a good workout in on Saturday mornings so I feel better about all the calories and "beverages" I consume! :) I love taking classes... they kick my ass more than I kick my own!

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  24. This sounds like an awesome workout routine! Love love love getting my sweat on outside. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Thanks for sharing your routine girlie. I love a bit of outside and inside workouts!

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  26. I like your fitness routine. You are absolutely right that we should listen to our bodies when we work out. I actually love going to gym.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  27. Way to go, girlfriend! Loving that tank (I have it too and love it). I took a break from Pure Barre when planning for the store kicked in and I've been walking on the beach around 3 miles every day. It's not quite the same as an insane workout but it feels so nice to be outside and enjoying the weather!

    Zelle | Southern Style

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  28. That is great.. I am so bad at working out :(

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  29. Glad you found your balance with a workout schedule! I struggle finding motivation to hit the gym but love some at-home exercises and just getting outside to do some stretching/yoga and cardio! A cute workout outfits always helps to feel fabulous while you sweat it out xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  30. You look fabulous, so I say what you're doing is perfect. I like the idea of switching it up, I lack motivation but since I've lost weight I really feel so much better emotionally. I hope to be motivated and try things that will work for me after baby to continue to stay feeling good! Also, LOVE your tank!

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  31. I'm not a gym person so I love your ideas! I don't live close to Disney but I'm sure I can find something similar nearby that gets me out walking.

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  32. I love hearing others' workout routines. You definitely have it down girl! You look so great! It has been so hard to get back into a regular workout routine post-baby but slowly I am trying!

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  33. Love your tank-- and I always love reading about what other people to do stay in shape. My commute was walking literally everywhere one semester and I lost so much weight (without realizing it)-- such a good tip for anyone who doesn't care for the gym or more strenuous activity!

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  34. bahahaha the first rule of Zombieland is cardio!!! so true though. i love reading about other people's workout routines so thank you for sharing. and um, can i look like you when i run?!

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