In last week’s fitness update, I did warn that I’d only be doing one workout due to my working pattern and having plans.
Having less time often means you have to make the workouts really count. It can be easy to go to the gym, walk on a treadmill for a bit or cycle at a steady pace. Thing is, if you’re not pushing hard and getting your heart rate up, you’re probably not making the most of your workouts. Of course, it’s better to do something rather than nothing, but when you’re limited on time, make each minute count.
I’ve been doing this a lot lately on the spin bike. Having a heart rate monitor helps you hold yourself accountable. I know if my heart rate is over 160, I’m working hard. When it gets into the 170’s, I’m really going for it. Anything under 150’s isn’t that much of and effort, so I try to stay in the 160’s by adding intensity or speed.
So that’s what my workout last week was about.
This week should be easier as long as I get myself to bed on time. I have consistent shifts so finish at either 3 or 4 every day. I’m aiming to get to the gym at least 3 times across the week. I’m busy at the weekend so can’t get a workout in Saturday or Sunday. Doom.
How’s your week been?