7-day reset

take time to reset

Phew! I’m sitting here with achy arms sipping my morning tea and hoping my sore legs don’t last too many days.

Considering my recent workout inconsistency, I feel good about what I did this week. And starting today I’m doing a “7 day reset.” The goal is to do something every day for a full week – and hopefully hit 12-15 miles for the week. Running hasn’t been as much of a priority this summer so I want to get in a few good runs.
I’ve never been a “workout 30 minutes a day every day all the time” kind of person (although I do walk to work, so maybe that counts) but I need to get a semblance of routine again. Then I’ll decide what my fitness focus will be heading into fall!


Last week:


• 15:00 on the stationary bike, 2.62 miles.

• Weights: supersets of 8 reps each move, 5 rounds.

• superset 1: lat pull down, 60# | side raises, 15#
• superset 2: seated row, 50# | front raises, 15#
• superset 3: seated press, 40# | triceps drop, 20#
• superset 4: chest press pulse, 20# | basic curl, 15#

• + 10 pushups for good measure. {330 total reps} This was my first time doing sets like this and I enjoyed it more than straight sets. The following days were the perfect amount of sore all over my arms and shoulders, but nothing really painful.

• Finished with 10:00 on the treadmill, 1.02 miles (9:48 pace), low incline. Nothing serious about this, just a straight mile to close the workout.


• Tracy Anderson arms in the morning. Nice and light morning wake up.

• ~30:00 of yoga after work. I tweaked my back juuust a tiny bit – was focusing on back strength, but I didn’t warm up enough. I backed off when I felt my lower back twinge, so this session wasn’t as long as I planned.


• Warmed up with Tracy Anderson arms.

• Bender Fitness “slim and sculpted arms” workout: I used 10 lb. dumbbells at 20 reps each, 1 round. No decline pushups at the end for me! Just the basics.

• Bender Fitness “improve your rear view” workout: 15 lb. kettlebell at 20 reps each, 1 round.


What are your fall fitness plans?

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2 Responses to 7-day reset

  1. LOVE the approach of just doing SOMEthing every day. I’m itching for a new routine too…step 1: get a gym membership again (mostly for the childcare!). Good luck with the reset! Sounds like you’re off to a great start!
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  2. jan says:

    A 7-day reset is a GREAT idea! I too sometimes get off track and need to jump start.
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