Monica’s 30 Day Shred

I spent the morning figuring out upcoming travel plans (there are a lot!),  a race calendar and my work-out schedule.

There are so many dates and numbers and ideas floating around in my head – I can’t think straight!! I am still ironing out a race calendar for myself, but I did put together my work-outs for the next 30 Days! I was considering doing Jillian’s 30 Day Shred, but I feel like that gets tedious after the first few times (and neglects body parts I need to work on).

So, I put together a running and gym class schedule for the next month. This plan is created just for me so I think I will benefit more from it than a generic “one size fits all” DVD. work out plan

Monica’s 30 Day Shred:

– Run 4 days a week : including a tempo run and speed run

– 8 minute abs 4 days a week

– 3 classes a week: 1 KB, 1 Strike and one other of my choosing

– Hip Exercises 3 days a week

– Stretch after each run

Today is day one! And I’ll be updating my workouts in more detail from here out to be accountable :)

I ended up staying up  later than I wanted last night and decided to shut off my alarm and skip the AM gym class I was planning. I guess I’m going to take an afternoon class today. I HATE working out in the evenings so I’m going to  take a fun class and hope I can do it!

Breakfast: Oat bran with banana, stevia, chia seeds, cinnamon, almond milk and water. Topped with AB&J. It was so good, but I was hungry again only two hours later.oat branWith iced coffee on the side :) IMG_7550 

I grabbed an orange and some trail mix to stall until lunch time! IMG_7554


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Question: Do you plan out your workouts for the week (or month)?

I’ve done it by the week before, but not really by the month.


  1. says

    I always plan my workouts. My runs are usually planned months in advance, and I plan crosstraining and strength weekly. Although, I let strength training slide sometimes. Or a lot. Whatev.

    Hope your plan works well for you!

  2. says

    Yours looks like a great plan! I usually plan the week before class schedule-wise, but for rruns and quick workouts I just do my thang!

  3. says

    I plan my workouts weekly. It greatly depends on the weather and right now, Pacific NW weather is b*tchy. :) I move my run days around according to the weather report. My swims are usually on Friday nights and Sunday mornings. That doesn’t change much.

  4. says

    Oh ya, I actually really enjoy planing. I think it is really important to make a rough daily, weekly, and monthly plan so you can get in your blocks of hard training and recovery.

  5. says

    i’m such a planner but i never plan out weeks or months like that. well i guess i kind of do in the sense that i know sat = long run, thurs = speed. but i tend to plan the specific workout the night before

  6. Em says

    Mmm.. iced coffee! You’ve definitly got me to jump on that delicious bandwagon. I bought my second iced coffee today and will definitly have to experiment making it at home.

  7. says

    What a great workout plan!

    I find I do better with planning workouts by the week – I have a better handle on my schedule for the upcoming week as opposed to what I will be doing in a few weeks from now.

    Can’t wait to see some of your workouts!

  8. says

    I don’t really plan my workouts. I head to the gym, decide what looks good and go for it. But I do it mainly to blast some calories and not necessarily to get specfic fitness gains.

  9. says

    Love your workout plan.

    I have a hard time planning my workouts more than a week in advance – my schedule changes so often I got so frustrated when I couldn’t complete my workouts!

    Can’t wait to see what you do!

  10. says

    If I plan my workout ahead and don’t make it for some reason, it stresses me out too much. I just plan on working out each day and go from there.

  11. says

    have you ever thought of doing a triathlon? i didn’t know how to swim in January, like I couldn’t make it from one end of the pool to the other, but now I can swim 14 continuous laps! I still LOVE to run, I run 3 days a week, swim 2 or 3 and bike 2 or 3, I am loving the training, I love having things all mapped out for me.

  12. says

    I always plan them out. I think if I write them down before I do them, it gives me more incentive to actually stick with it. I feel really bad if I put 5 miles in the calendar and then only do 2 or completely blow it off, I feel like I cheated myself.

    It’s always better to plan ahead and visualize your workouts.

    Great plan girl

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