So as you guys may have noticed, there has been a significant lack of workouts on this blog and on my Instagram and Facebook pages. There have been several reasons for this most of which involve my chronic pain and illness issues flaring up and more issues with my back (which, I guess, is also chronic) and lack of time in general.
I'm finally at the point where I can consider the back pain more of an ache than an injury (as long as I'm careful with it) and I feel that I can at least attempt to work out and see what happens especially as my workout is built with my back issues in mind.
I've decided that between jobs (including art) and various appointments and things that come up the best way for me to tackle working out and get consistent with it again is to follow a plan that is easiest to stick to which would be to use my home gym.
I also reached out to my trainer and double checked with him on my routine and the consensus is, since I have less time to workout, that I will be getting rid of my "abs" day and incorporating core and ab work into my Push, Pull and Leg days. This will get me working my core daily which will be great for my back and hit my main body parts more than once a week.
So my plan right now is Push/Pull/Legs A-G with abs, cardio and a stretch included, plus the yoga stretch when I have extra time. If I happen to be at the gym for some reason and can work out there as well, great, but the focus for the next several weeks as I run this plan will be at home.
I also know that Fridays have to be my rest days because that's the day I work both jobs with a 2-hour break in between so I'm planning ahead for that. Obviously some weeks may have more than one rest day so I'm just going to take things as they come and try not to obsess about making sure every, single day gets something because I have a bad habit of doing that and then injuring myself.
I want to run this plan until it's done and my goal is get consistent with my workouts and to just do my best and focus on building a stronger body without re-injuring myself. Not every week will be perfect. Not every week will have 6 days of exercise. Not every day will have several hours for a workout and not every week will go according to plan and that is okay! This is a lifelong plan, not a sudden, short-term race.
So, my workout plan is printed, my home gym is ready and I can not wait to get started this week if all goes according to plan! Let's do this!
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