I've finally decided on a new routine to follow in my ongoing fitness/health/hot-ass body goals. After I had finished 6 weeks of my last routine, I had a few options that I was having a great deal of difficulty choosing between. For two weeks I technically had no planned workout or routine, and was just doing a lot of yoga and dance DVDs, and used boot camp and kickboxing DVDs for strength, along with Sparkpeople's 15 Abs video. But no more unfocused workouts for me! Since I have access to a gym while I'm here in Vegas- which I'm incredibly grateful for, thank you Mr. Vegas and 24 Hour Fitness- I decided the best plan to follow would be one that incorporated more weight lifting, as opposed to other routines I follow at home that are composed of high-rep, heart pumping circuit-training moves.
I am officially taking at stab at fellow Canadian Harley Pasternak's 5 Factor Fitness, granted I'm not following the diet whatsoever, I'm on "vacation" don't judge me, but the fitness routine is getting all of my efforts. The break-down of his method is: 5 minutes of a warm-up, 5 minute upper body and 5 minute lower body-which is combined as superset, and 5 minutes of abs followed by 5+ minutes of cardio. I've upped my warm-up to 12 minutes, on the elliptical or treadmill, and do between 15-35 min of cardio, but I must say being able to finish a workout within an hour is superb! Especially since I head to the gym with someone else, who doesn't treat the gym as their mecca.
I'm trying to keep my weight as heavy as I can lift properly, which often ends in drop sets, in order to take advantage of the muscle building opportunities of machines and heavier dumbbells (than what I own). I'm nearing the end of my second week and am starting to feel some effects, now if only I can get my nutrition down, and stop eating so many chips... since when did I eat chips? Seriously? I normally hate them, and yet somehow I've been munching after every meal!