* This post was written as part of the GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own .
My whole theory on lifting is that if you can easily breeze through a workout – you are not challenging yourself enough.
When I was doing Crossfit 6x a week that motivation was always there as you had a group of people pushing you.
I am doing my Simply Shredded program at GoodLife Fitness and I am motivated enough , but not “challenged” enough.
So it’s time to up my game .
The program I was on had me doing 2 upper body , 2 lower body and 2 cardio sessions- BUT there were only 5 lifts in each routine. I was banging these out in 20 minutes with no issues. I thought about increasing the weight but the program doesn’t want you to increase until week 5 – when reps get decreased.
So I went on the hunt to add more to this lift schedule with a decrease in leg workouts and I am going to be playing around with it over the next few weeks until I feel like I have a solid structured program .
My cardio is still on point as this is never an issue.
I have yet to attend the RPM ( spin class ) at GoodLife Fitness but it is on my list of “must try” things !
I am going to still keep challenging myself , lifting heavier and trying group activities this year .
2015 is the year of new beginnings !