I’m a weight-lifter. I also love to hike and go bike riding. Based on everything I’ve tried, I find this works best for my attention span, my goals and my personality.
I remain committed to fitness to change the public’s perception of veganism & weight training. I want to show people that it IS possible to get the body you want on a plant-based diet. If I’m lacking motivation or energy, I think about the farmed animals not having a choice in their lives and gives me the drive to continue on. It’s my mental preworkout!
The way society views exercise needs to change. Exercise is not punishment. It’s not treating your body badly for doing something “wrong”.
Since our lifestyles are much more sedentary than past generations, we owe it to ourselves to get off our butts and get moving. We thrive mentally when we are in motion. Think of it as another way to treat your body like getting manicures, pedicures or a new hairstyle.
My Weekly Workout Routine
- Monday – Drop sets of Legs & Glutes with a heavy emphasis on sumo deadlifts, a variety of squats
- Tuesday – Drop sets of Biceps & Triceps & Abs
- Wednesday – Back & Shoulders with an emphasis of pull-ups & deadlifts
- Thursday – Legs & Glutes & maybe Abs
- Friday – Drop sets of Shoulders & Calves
- Saturday – Chest & Abs
- Sunday – Active rest day unless I’m completely tired
*My total time at the gym is usually 1.5-2 hours per session.
Since I am in bulk preparation for a show, my preference is adding size so I stick with 5-8 reps for 4-5 sets. If I can reach 8 reps easily, I increase the weight until I struggle to 5. Don’t be afraid to “get ugly”! If your face is nice and relaxed, increase the weight. Drop sets are one of my favorite ways to change things up! If a muscle is too sore, then I’ll adjust my schedule accordingly. My workout changes weekly to remain flexible.
The last few tips to get yourself moving is:
- Pick what works best for you,
- Pick a schedule that you WILL stick to,
- Keep it fun & add variety!
Stay tuned for next week’s “Mind Fitness” post by Kim Moffatt!
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