Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Workout Wednesday: Free August Workout Calendar

I can't believe today's the last day of July! This has been a really great month for me fitness-wise. Thanks to following the Blogilates July calendar and throwing in The Betty Rocker 30-day challenge, I've been more consistent with working out than ever before. 

Even though I really loved the structure and variety of the Blogilates calendar (see my review here), I missed doing some of my other favorite free workouts. So, to keep the momentum going in August, I decided to create my own free workout calendar. After finding the cutest possible free calendar online, I grabbed some sharpies and came up with this:

Free August Workout Calendar | Eat Hard Work Hard
Click here to download a PDF version of the calendar.

I based this on the Blogilates calendar, but added an extra cardio day and moved the rest day to better fit my schedule. I'll decide on the exact workouts to do week by week. Here's a look at some of my favorite (all FREE) routines in each category, as well as my schedule for this week.

Sunday: Run/Play

I plan to play volleyball doubles tournaments most Sundays. If there's no tournament, I'll run instead for at least 30 minutes. Here are some of my favorite (i.e. least hated) running workouts:


Monday: Abs

Blogilates of course has some of the best/most painful free abs videos out there. But I also love:


Tuesday/Thursday: HIIT

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is probably my favorite type of exercise. Here are some great examples.

FitnessBlender's HIIT videos, like this Kettlebell HIIT

Wednesday: Arms

Nike Training Club Get Focused arms workouts

Friday: Legs

Nike Training Club Get Focused legs workouts

Saturday: Rest

Rest days are hard for me to take, so I am going to do my best to actually REST one day a week. Except for maybe taking a long walk or playing a little pick up  :)

And finally, as an example, here's what this week's workout schedule looks like:

Weekly Workout Schedule | Eat Hard Work Hard
Calendar template from www.tipjunkie.com
Q: Do you have a monthly or weekly schedule for your workouts? Have any tips or tools?

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful workout calendar! I will definitely follow this routine to increase my body strength and get a smart body.
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  2. Rest is very important and you should completely rest no walking 3 miles and etc. You won't lose ground by giving your body a break. #wowlinkup

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    1. No worries Sheila, I think resting more is one thing I've actually gotten better at since last year. The consistency...not so much. Oh well, working on it!

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  3. I swear all of my calendars and workouts are in my head. Pitiful I know. If I write it down I will lose track of where it's written. LOL but given I take regular classes those schedules don't change so I know M, W and Th boot camp, T and F - running or workout with personal trainer. Great way to stay organized for those who have trouble though. #wowlinkup

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  4. Oooh I'm excited to check out all of your workout ideas! Thanks for the inspiration #wowlinkup :)

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