Happy Sunday! I know I rarely post here on the weekends, but since it’s the first of the month, it’s time for my June Fitness Recap and July Workout Planner! Honestly, these were 2 of my most challenging months last year. The combination of my big work conference, multiple weddings, and other fun summer activities made it really hard to stay on track. But this year, I’m determined to crush the fitness game AND enjoy #summertimechi!
Before I dive into my June Recap, I also want to mention the tank I’m wearing above! In case you missed Tuesday’s blog post, I have partnered with Able Apparel to create an exclusive tank top to raise money for a local nonprofit called New Moms. If you’re in the market for a cute new tank (especially for working out!), please read my post and consider making a purchase!
So, if you remember last month’s recap/goals, I knew that June would be a busy one. I set a goal for 16 workouts, and while I only did 13, I’m still very proud of that! Especially because one of my other goals was to let my body and mind rest. At the end of my work conference I could feel myself on the verge of sickness, so instead of pushing through my exhaustion, I rested – and I’m so glad I did!
I know I’ve talked about this on insta stories, and mentioned it here on the blog – but June is my busiest month for work. I am on a small marketing team that put together a 3-day event for 250 customers (+ about 75 employees) a few weeks ago. I’ve cut back to a part time employee since January, but the weeks leading up to an event like this require me to overlook that. Plus, once the big days arrived, I was there managing any detail that needed attention from 6:30am to 11pm… so the exhaustion was REAL. That being said, I still managed to get 13 workouts completed, so I feel like I did a great job of prioritizing my health both when it comes to fitness and self care.
# of Workouts Completed
I went to solidcore 4 times this month! Honestly, I think this is my favorite workout right now. No matter who is teaching, it kicks my butt every single time. Plus I am ALWAYS sore the next day (at least!), which feels great when I’m busy and can’t necessarily fit a sweat sesh in every day. I also love this workout because I can literally feel myself getting stronger and more toned in ways I’ve never been able to before. I’m going to try to get there more than once a week the next few months… let’s see if I can do it!
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My new favorite class from the geniuses over at Flywheel! FlyFIT stands for Functional Intense Training – and it is intense! Basically, the teacher will walk you through multiple rounds of 3 exercises at a time. You will complete each exercise for one minute, two times through. I promise, it’s not hard to follow along in class at all! What is hard, is that you need to challenge yourself with heavier weights than you would grab in a typical barre class – and each set includes one plyometric exercise to get your heart rate up. It honestly feels a lot like an Orangetheory class – just without the running. (Not mad about that ?)
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Flybarre/Arms & Abs
I went to these classes 3 times this month, and they always feel so good. Even when I’m not in the mood to work out, once I’m in that room, I’m happy I came.
I went to Orangtheory twice this month, which isn’t as many times as I have in the past… but honestly, it’s just hard to convince myself that running is a good idea when I’m swamped with work and completely exhausted! Hoping I can motivate myself to get there a little bit more next month!
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Froyo To Fitness
The Froyo to Fitness 12 Week Guide was created by a fellow Chicagoan, Mary Kate. After documenting her fitness journey on Instagram, she launched her own guide full of her favorite workouts, nutrition tips, and more. She was kind enough to send me a copy (although it’s only $40 to purchase, which is a great deal!), and one day when I didn’t have enough time to get out of my apartment, I completed her Week 1 Arm Workout right at home. All I can say at this point is it made me really want to join a gym when I move next month so I can try more!
As I’ve mentioned, I’m always sore after solidcore, so on one particularly tight morning after, I decided to take myself through a yoga flow. It had been a while, and it felt SO GOOD. Stretching your abs in upward facing dog after a tough ab workout should be required for everyone, am I right?!
want to track your workouts with me?
Yay! All you need to do is download my July Workout Planner and print it out! I like to fill in the “Planned” portion one week out, when I really have an idea of what I have time for. Then fill in every workout you complete and feel more and more like a BOSS each time ? Need some challenges to really get you into this though? Keep scrolling down to read mine…
Complete 14 workouts.
If I completed 13 during this busy month, I should be able to complete 14 in July. It’s going to be slightly tricky with my move, but I think I can do it!
Since this workout packs such a punch, and I’m seeing such great results from only once a week – I’m going to try to kick it up to twice a week if I can. Stay tuned!
What are your fitness goals for July?
*This post is NOT sponsored. I have received complimentary classes to each of these studios, but I chose to talk about them here on the blog on my own