What My Weekly Workouts Look Like


A lot of you have insisted on me sharing what my workouts look like in a week.  Truth is it's hard for me to really narrow it down to exactly what.  But I'm here to share the places and some details of how I like to spread out my workouts throughout the week.  In all honesty a lot of the time, it's more on a day by day basis rather than planning them out.  It really depends on what I feel like working on that day.

So I can only hope that this post makes sense and if it doesn't by all means feel free to ask me anything in the comments below or shoot me an email, I'm always happy to share what I can.


Entering the world of health and fitness can be intimidating. No one likes being a newbie, heck I still feel like a newbie. The thing I've come to learn is you’ll learn as you go.

Yes, I may be a beginner when it comes to starting a consistent workout regimen all over again, but I've always been active and a lover of working out.  I played sports growing up, love running (it's actually how I lost my first born baby fat) and a Cross-Fit junkie at one point in time before getting married in 2011.

I'm all about visuality and definitely an introvert, so I soon learned that working out from home was not only best for me but also convenient. I didn't have to leave my house to get the results I wanted and way easier than having to learn or use any heavy gym equipment.  Working out from home is not for everyone but it can become an alternative, especially in our current times.

As a beginner myself, I'm here to inform you of what I can as much as I've come to know in the last year, in order to empower you and kick your booty into high gear I'm here to help you get started on your own fitness journey with necessary gear, equipment, videos with well known trainers and apps that have and are still helping me.

WORKOUT EQUIPMENT I USE

Equipment, 8 lb dumbells and a yoga mat, that's all and I'm amazed how far I've come in the last year. Which means, I do a lot of strength training workouts on top of pilates, cardio and yoga. I'm now starting to do some workouts that require a resistance band therefore I'll be investing in a few of those soon.

For gear, having appropriate breathable workout clothes is necessary.  I started with regular leggings and tank tops and my one or two sports bras I had but I soon started to invest in more, because you will wear them out.  And now when you decide on how often you workout weekly, you'll definitely need more than one pair of everything.

Shoes, well I don't workout with shoes when I workout indoors.  I do my indoor workouts barefoot, I always have and I prefer it.

If you prefer with shoes, then a good pair of workout shoes that provide adequate arch support, as well as comfortable is what you'll need. 

It’s also always a good idea to have a reusable water bottle to help you stay hydrated as you power through each workout. 

As far as equipment, the amazing thing is that you don’t absolutely need any tools to workout. 

There are plenty of workouts you can do that use your body weight as the equipment,  including many on the FitOn app, which I personally love and you can follow me on to see exactly the workouts that I do weekly, I'll link it at the end of this post.

HOW OFTEN I WORKOUT

There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to how often you should work out. Everyone has different goals and bodies, as well as varying amounts of free time, so it will vary from person to person. 

When I started, I started with 15-20 minute workouts on YouTube from PopSugar Fitness. Now I aim for 30-60 minutes of physical activity each day whether it's in one sole workout or a combination of them. This can break down to cardio three times a week, strength training two times a week, and active recovery (stretching, walking, yoga, etc.) two times a week.  All in all I now workout 6 days a week because not only do I feel it's necessary for me personally but I like it and look forward to it almost daily.  I also find it to be great stress reliever and I sleep so much better because of it.

However, listen to your body, look at your schedule, and create a plan that works best for you- always make sure it’s something you can realistically stick to.  I work flexible hours and find that mid-afternoon is usually when I like to do my workouts but now that I'm working from home full time, sometimes I'll shoot for the morning instead.

Now below is a small chart to give you a visual of what my weeks look like but again, this is me, you do you and choose your workouts according to what you're body is capable of when starting.

Everyone struggles in the beginning, or when getting back into it after a while.  I know I did.  But it's normal just take a deep breath, and do the following when you feel like getting through a workout is a struggle:

  • Modify where needed. No one’s judging. Can’t do a full push-up yet? Do a knee push-up. Can’t do all 30 jumping jacks? Do 20. You do you and push yourself a little harder the next workout until you reach your goal. You got this. 
  • Take a Break Where Needed. Take breaks between reps.
  • If your weights are feeling so heavy that you can’t get through more than a rep or two, drop the heavyweights, and choose something lighter. You can work your way up to your goal, but don’t overdo it when you are just starting out. 

Feel free to join me on FitOn, so that we can workout together, it's a FREE Fitness App. And they have the best workouts from some of my favorite celebrity trainers that will soon become yours too.

You can also follow me on my YouTube channel and watch the exact same Workout videos that I watch and follow the same workouts to start with.




I also highly recommend keeping track of your workouts with your personal fitness watch or phone app just in case you haven't started yet and a lot of phones already come with a fitness widget.

Below are a my personal favorites and suggestions for those of you getting started.

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I'm so excited to be on this fitness journey and for you to join me, so let's do it together!

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