I weight train 4-5 times a week, with each session lasting up to 2 hours. I vary my work outs daily and normally pair the muscle groups together. For example – chest & biceps, back & triceps, shoulders & abs, legs & lower body. My fifth session is body pump, an all over body workout using weights. I’ve been doing body pump for a while now, and it never gets easier! I have also incorporated 20 minutes cardio at the end of my workout, leaving me a little sweaty but feeling good!
My regime hasn’t always been like this. When I first started going to the gym in January, I was too scared to lift weights because I feared I would get bulky. I would only go 3 times a week, 2 sessions would be cardio and the other session would be an all over body weights session and that was it. I had been doing this for a couple of months and wasn’t really seeing much progress. At that point, I decided to having 1 Personal Training session a week. Aaron, my PT (Aaron Rose Training) is the one who got me into doing weight training. Every PT session was different, showing me new ways to tone my problem areas. I had a PT session every week for at least 2 months. We now train together which I love, because training on your own can get boring! Aaron is always pushing me and motivating me to hit my next PB that i’m too scared to try on my own.
As soon as it hits the 2 month mark for my trip to Australia, I am starting PT sessions again. Every Monday at 5pm, Aaron & I will train my weakest areas (chest, biceps, triceps & abs). I will also keep carb cycling until I achieve the results I want. I’ve been through a lot of trial and error in order to find out what works for me and I think I have finally got a good regime going to help achieve the bikini body I want for Oz!
Only 73 days to go. Not that I’m counting or anything…