Fit Fabulous Fall: My Six Week Routine

Fit Fabulous Fall: My Six Week Routine

As bad as everything is right now in regards to the pandemic, we can’t be giving up on our health. I sure won’t be.

One of the things that we should be doing is exercising on a regular basis. It is not the most fun thing in the world but it has so many benefits.

For this post, I wanted to show you my new six week routine I will be doing and possibly inspire one of you to do it too!

My goal for this routine

I am a fitness enthusiast that does weight lifting four times a week. This has been important for me when it comes to staying mentally and physically well.

As a person with PCOS, I need to do all that I can to keep the negative effects of the diagnosis at bay. Engaging in consistent exercise that includes intense cardio/abs and weight lifting is key to this.

Over the years I have done many different weight lifting routines but have never really budged when it comes to increasing the weight used. Because of this, my goal is to up the weight I lift for each move.

Lifting a bit heavier will have me working harder during the exercise sessions. Not that it really matters that much, but I would love to see a higher calorie burn number on my heart rate monitor watch! Maybe heavier lifts will do that for me.

For my six week routine, I will be taking note of the amount of weight I lift for each exercise move in my health journal. It will be interesting to see the amounts I end up lifting when the six weeks are done!

My workout structures and schedules

As stated before, I always do four weight lifting workouts and two intense cardio/abs workouts a week. The workout schedule always goes like this:

Upper/cardio/Lower/Rest/Upper/Cardio/Lower

There have been times where I have taken more than one day off of working out during the week. For the most part though-I exercise six days a week.

The weightlifting days always include cardio bursts. These are either before the weight lifting or between circuits/supersets/tri-sets. I like to do this because it just feels like I am getting an even better workout than only doing weightlifting moves.

In regards to how many moves I do for my weightlifting workouts-it varies. It is always at least six of them though, with two or three sets.

The cardio bursts on weightlifting days and the cardio workouts, look almost the same. They include doing a lot of moves like jumping jacks, star jumps, mountain climbers, donkey kick-ups, burpees and more. A workout ladder is the only piece of cardio equipment I own but I save it just for my cardio days.

I am not a fan of abdominal work at all so I only do about two different exercises. These are done after the cardio part of the workout has been finished.

The six week routine

Upper body workout (2x per week):

First, 18 minutes of cardio is done.

Then, three circuits with exercises done one after another without stopping. Each circuit is done two times through.

Circuit 1-

Chest press

Wide bent over row

Alternating chest flyes

Alternating back flyes

Close chest press

Close bent over row

Regular push ups

Supine (back) push ups

Circuit 2-

Overhead press

Palms up pull overs

Alternating front raises

Alternating pull overs

Lateral raises

Arm circles- 45 seconds

Hindu push ups

Circuit 3-

Single arm tricep extensions (left or right)

Hammer curls

Single arm triceps extensions (left or right)

Skull crushers

Alternating curls

Tricep dips

Staggered hands push ups

Cardio and abs workout (2x a week):

30 minutes of straight cardio and then 10 minutes of cardio ladder work. Then I do some ab work.

Lower body workout-

First, 18 minutes of cardio is done.

There are four supersets and each are done three times through.

A1. Wide deadlifts

A2. Side lunges

B1. Narrow squats

B2. Reverse lunges

C1. Stiff legged deadlifts

C2. Hip thrusts

D1. Squat to forward lunges

D2. Side leg raises

What do I do my workouts to?

I love to workout to shows. It is just more motivating for me than music is.

Right now I have been working out to Superstore and it is so fun. That show puts me in a better mood and I really look forward to my workouts. Next I will be putting on Wayward Pines!

To conclude this

I am excited to do this six week routine and reach my goal of lifting heavier weights. My plan is to update you all on how I do after I have finished the routine.

What is your current workout routine?

Thanks for reading!

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Fitpolo Fitness Watch + Review

Fitpolo Fitness Watch + Review

Fitness watches seem to be very popular these days. One look around (pre-pandemic!) and you can see many people wearing them.

I decided to get in on the action recently by buying a one. It is called the Fitpolo Fitness Tracker and this post will be discussing what it does as well as my opinion of it.

I had a fitness watch years ago

Back when I was in college, I decided to spend money on a Garmin fitness watch. It came with a strap that had to go around my chest which I found to be annoying. I still thought it was cool though.

I wore it for every workout. It was really interesting to see the amount of calories I burned during each one. I was pleasantly surprised by the numbers!

The watch lasted for a couple months and then it seemed to be malfunctioning. I had planned on seeing if I could get it fixed but never ended up doing that.

It just stayed in my drawer and I pretty much forgot about it.

Why buy a fitness watch again?

I became interested in fitness watches again when my mother was telling me about her Fitbit. She seemed really happy with it. This prompted me to look them up on Amazon.

Unfortunately, the Fitbits are too expensive for me. I was still really interested in getting a fitness watch so I looked for cheaper options. This search led me to the FitPolo!

About the Fitpolo Fitness Tracker

This fitness watch costs around $36-a lot less than a Fitbit. It comes in black, gray, green and pink. The following are the different features of this watch:

Large screen-

This Fitpolo boasts a large touch-screen like some of the other fitness watches out on the market. You are able to swipe up, down, left and right.

VeryFitPro App-

The Fitpolo is to be synced up to an app called, VeryFitPro. This is so that you can get the most of out it.

Once they are synced, you are to personalize it. This means that you put in your age, gender, height and weight. You can also add in your menstrual cycle information if you are a woman or non-binary and want to track it.

What it tracks-

The fitpolo tracks these things:

  1. Calories burned during workouts by your heart rate.
  2. How many steps you have taken during the day.
  3. Calories burned based on the steps taken.
  4. How many miles you have walked based on steps taken.
  5. How much deep sleep, light sleep and awake time you got each night (sleep monitoring). This is shown on the phone in the app.
  6. Your baseline heart rate.
  7. What day you are on in your menstrual cycle.
  8. Rankings on steps taken against other people who have the app. This is shown on the phone in the app.

Other things about it-

The fitpolo is also water proof, has a battery that lasts a few days, notifies the wearer of calls/messages, helps with breathing to calm the wearer down and has an alarm/timer.

My opinion of the Fitpolo watch

I did not have a high hopes that this watch would be any good. Needless to say, I am very impressed with it!

I like the way it looks on me. It is super cute. Also, it feels very comfortable and does not leave a rash.

I do not have vision issues (when wearing contacts or glasses at least) but the bright numbers and letters are very much appreciated. The touch screen is very slick and easy to move which is great because I have dealt with touch screens that are not like that.

It tracks everything I want it to track and more. In terms of the menstrual cycle tracking feature, I do not need it but I bet other other women/non-binary people would love having that.

Seeing the amount of calories burned during my workouts and the day is pretty eye-opening. I thought I would be burning more than that. Not entirely sure how I have gotten away with eating so many calories and not gaining any weight.

My all time favorite feature of this watch is the sleep tracker. I just think it is so cool to see the amount of sleep I get each night. The healthy amount of deep sleep one should get is between 1-2 hours a night and I get at least 1.5 hours. Yay!

Would I recommend this watch?

Yes, I totally would! It works very well and is great for someone who is on a budget.

If you are in the market for a fitness watch, make sure to check the Fitpolo out!

Do any of you guys have a fitness watch? What kind is it and what do you like/dislike about it?

Thanks for reading!

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