In this blog post, I talked about me starting to workout and gave y’all a little description about my workouts. On April 17, 2018, was the first day I decided to start working out and I can’t believe the two year mark will be coming soon because I’m still working out; however, my routine is totally different now and that is why I’m currently writing this blog post for y’all!
In that blog post, I talked about a YouTube video I started doing that was basically a full body workout. I would do that only on Monday through Thursday. Well, I, of course, stopped doing that workout ever since I found out about me having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) because high intense workouts like that puts so much stress on your body and your body starts pumping out stress hormones. Long story short, the fast, intense workouts aren’t the best for women who have PCOS and that is why I knew I had to change what I was doing. I needed to find something that worked for my body, not fast paced, and didn’t put so much stress on my body.
I totally stopped doing that full body workout and now, my workout consists of: yoga, walking, and resistance bands (this was something new to me and I love doing this – you will see!”
Now, I will walk y’all through what I do for each day and I only work out on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I give myself three rest days and four workout days. Sometimes my rest days change like maybe one of my college classes kept me busy and I didn’t have time to do some yoga. I would make that a rest day and change it to another day. I have done this before where my Monday class kept me busy, so I moved yoga to Thursday or I just start my workout routine on Tuesday instead. No matter what, I have three rest days and four workout days. Anyways, let’s get into this!
On Mondays, it’s Yoga Day!
I use BeachBody On Demand for when I do Yoga. If you have this program, I alternate between the 3 week Yoga Retreat (obviously, I don’t do this program every day for three weeks, I just do one session for when I do yoga!) and the 3-Day Refresh Yoga (this is the same for this program too, I just do a session on the days I do yoga). These two yoga programs are for beginners, so if I can do it, so can you! There are other Yoga programs on BeachBody that are difficult and I remember starting out with doing one of the programs that were tough, let’s say it was too difficult for me, so I found these two programs work better for me!
You do have to pay for BeachBody On Demand, but there are YouTube videos out there that have Yoga, you just have to look for them. I haven’t done Yoga from a YouTube video before, but I do know they are out there!
Tuesdays are my Walk days!
I started incorporating going for a walk outside ever since I started going to the Doctor and realized that I was deficient in Vitamin D. Going for a walk outside honestly helps me mentally – I put on my headphones, put my music on, and shut the world off. I focus on myself and I talk to God a lot on these walks. I remember after my appointment with my Endocrinologist telling me that I had to get more blood work done and that appointment didn’t go how I expected, so I went for a walk outside and I didn’t even realize that I walked four miles because I was just listening to Christian music while talking to God about everything. With that being said, I love my walk day on Tuesdays! After a walk, it makes me be in a better mood and feel more positive!
I usually walk 3 miles on Tuesdays and sometimes it’s 2 miles if I have a lot to get done on a Tuesday. This might sound a lot, but time goes by so fast when you just put your headphones on, turn on some music, and just keep walking outside. I love going for walks so much!
Wednesdays are another Yoga Day!
I do one of the programs from BeachBody I mentioned for Monday. I just do one session and it’s usually for 30 minutes. You might be thinking that Yoga isn’t a workout, but it is because you still burn calories while doing it and Yoga is so beneficial for your body! I honestly believe that Yoga helps with stress, too and it helps me feel so calm.
Yes, Thursdays are rest days!
For rest days, I don’t workout at all – I simply rest my body!
I love my Friday workout! For this workout, I use resistance bands and I for real got mine off of WalMart.com – you don’t need to buy the most expensive ones for this, any brand will work. These type of resistance bands are called, Resistance Loop Bands.
These are mine and they come in different strengths:
The light (the first one starting at the top): est. 10-15 pounds
The medium (second one starting at the top): est. 15-20 pounds
The heavy (third one starting at the top): est. 25-30 pounds
The X-heavy (the last one at the very bottom): est. 30-40 pounds
You will see what workout I use for these. In the beginning, I started with the Light resistance band, but now, I have been using the X-heavy! You should always start with the lightest one first and as time passes, keep on building on by using a different one until you get to the X-heavy.
This is the workout I do with using the resistance bands
The actual workout in this video starts at 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
This workout makes me feel so strong afterwards and it’s not just for your booty because you are working all of your muscles when you do this workout (just had to put that out there)!
I do one thing differently. In the last exercise she does, she does squats, but it’s not a normal squat; she adds a jump to it and she does them quickly. For that exercise, I modified it for my body – I only do a normal squat for that one and I do them at a slow pace.
I do 21 reps for each exercise and three rounds of this video, so I go through this entire video one time and do it two more times. I have gotten to the point where I don’t even need the video when I do this workout on Fridays because I remember the exercises from this video!
Again, put your headphones on, turn on some music, and get it done – it will go by so much faster when you listen to your favorite music!
Now, for Saturdays and Sundays are both…
Yes, Saturday and Sunday are rest days!
So yeah, that is my current workout routine that I have been loving! This is what works for my body and this was one of the changes I made since I found out about having PCOS. At first, I had to get used to this workout routine because I was so used to doing the high intense workouts that make you be out of breath.
Side note: This might be TMI for some, but I have already talked about this on the blog, I do not workout when it’s the time of the month like, I go an entire week of not doing my workout routine at all. I used to workout while on it, but ever since I threw up two different times it was the time of the month, it scared me and I was working out during those two times it happened. That is why I take that break for my body and I don’t punish myself for missing a week because I know that’s what my body needs. Then, once I’m off of it, I go back to this workout routine and it feels like a new fresh start again because there are times where I don’t even feel like working out, but I persevere and do it anyways because I know my workout routine helps my body. Just wanted to put that out there!
I’m so happy that I changed my workout routine and it gives me so much peace. I hope you enjoyed learning about my new workout routine and hopefully, something inspired you or made you feel like you can do this same routine too because it is simple. Maybe you haven’t worked out, but now you want to start just from reading this blog post. Do whatever that works for you and have a plan. You need to start somewhere and it can be so simple as to parking your car a little ways, so it makes you walk farther. You are still moving your body and that is what counts!
Working out takes a lot of motivation and dedication to keep showing up for yourself every day. Do it for you and only for yourself. Also, please do not workout just because you hate your body or as a punishment. You’re beautiful just the way you are. Working out is supposed to help your body, so you can live longer and be healthy.
I added a new page to this blog and I encourage all of you to check it out! For those of you who are new here, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in December of 2019. I have been documenting everything that I have been through and experienced – from discussing my symptoms before I knew what was wrong, all the way to what I am doing now to help my body. My goal is to balance my hormones naturally without taking birth control. I want to give other women with PCOS hope that birth control isn’t the only option. All of the details about My PCOS journey Pinterest board can be found here.
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