Whether you’ve entered the 60-Day Challenge or you’re just working on consistency, I highly recommend writing out a workout schedule. You can use a blank calendar page or your planner to pencil in workouts, then check them off or write over them in ink when you’ve completed the workout. Here are some tips to consider when making your workout schedule:
Choose your workouts. Don’t schedule a workout you’ll dread and put off. Challenge yourself but don’t force yourself into a workout you dislike.
Start with a bootcamp. Maybe. To jumpstart your schedule and help your body make the mind-to-muscle connections, you can start with a bootcamp. I’m personally a fan of short bootcamps, 4-5 days. Don’t stay in a perpetual bootcamp, and don’t do one if it’s been less than 6 weeks since your last one. Reserve it for times when your inch loss has slowed way down or stalled.
Mix it up for variety. If you only have one workout, do parts of it each day or alternate which side you start on. Do extra Hoe Downs between some of the moves, or mix up tweaks from other T-Tapp workouts. Just remember the T-Tapp Golden Rule: you can skip moves, but don’t rearrange them.
Do a workout you haven’t done in a while. Schedule in some TappCore moves or MORE Chair plus MORE Step Away. Try the first half of Step It to the Max one day (up to the water break), then the second half the next day. How about a brisk set of Jog Rocks and then some floorwork?
Alternate hard and not-so-hard. Notice I didn’t say easy because T-Tapp isn’t supposed to be easy. Do a week or two of harder effort: longer workouts, more days, challenge moves before bedtime. Then do a week or two of a lighter schedule: short workouts or an extra day off or two days between workouts. Or do a whole month of consistency with more challenging workouts, and pull back the second month.
Try a Challenge. Perhaps you’re working on your tummy, so you can do Organs in Place/Half Frogs before bed every night. Do Awesome Legs and/or Diva Derriere as a bedtime challenge for hips. Hoe Downs after every meal is a good all-purpose “extra.” A Challenge is usually best done for a week or two at a time. Remember, Less is More with T-Tapp, so don’t get into the mentality of running faster and jumping higher to get results.
A well-planned schedule can help you see the Big Picture for the month. Checking off the workouts “done” is satisfying. Some of us don’t want to mess up our nice schedule, so take advantage of that extra motivation. Plan your workouts, then work your plan!
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