If you’re following me on Instagram and watch my stories (which I hope you are!) then you’ve probably seen my workouts.( if not you can find the work under the SWEAT highlight) I often do a time lapse video that I share in fast motion so you all can get a glimpse into my workout routine. I have gotten tons and tons of questions about my workouts that I try to answer as I get, but I figured it would be best to talk all about my workout routine, what I do, the equipment I use, and some FAQs all in one place. That way it’s easy to look back on and share with you all!
You all have probably seen this guy Paul in my weekly workout stories . His brand and Instagram name is Paul B (@theneroeff3ct) but don’t let that fool you. Don’t let the image above scare or intimidate you his workouts are for people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and professions. Infact looking at how he works and takes care of himself was motivation and inspiration for me. I knew I was dealing with someone who knew what they were talmbout ! Most importantly someone who would help me meet my goals.
Paul first approached me more than a year ago offering to train me and your girl was not serious about the things! But guess what got serious? Life! My already diagnosed depression had elevated to severe and this was in addition to my already alive and well premenstrual dysphoric disorder ( PMDD) . It was literally do better or die in terms of my mental health and I knew that one of the biggest and most important lifestyle changes I needed to make was to take care of my body so it can help me take care of my mind.
I called Paul.
I started working with Paul shortly after a really open and honest phone call. The basics was, I was depressed and I needed help in getting my body moving and working for me. We didn’t discuss a target weight the focus was on how I would feel. Tracking my feelings instead of pounds is something that changed the game for me. We all been there right? Where you try exercise, eat right and the weight don’t go nowhere! I started with Paul officially at the start of September 2018 I’ve gone to him or done his workouts at home on and off since then. The first 5 months are the times I was the most consistent and pushed myself the most and in turn, seen the biggest results. I’ve lost 10 kgs and have kept it off. Starting this June I am progressing more towards my personal goal of having a strong, thick , long and lean body that is fit and toned, without being bulky. I enjoy the workouts and don’t get bored doing them because there is an endless combination of moves and order in which I can do them. I am 100% sticking to his method and can’t wait to continue to see results!
AT HOME WORKOUT EQUIPMENT
- A Yoga Mat
- Sometimes…a date!
I’ve rounded up a bunch of FAQs I get about my workouts that I post including a bunch that you all submitted in one of my question boxes on stories. If your question isn’t answered below feel free to leave a comment, DM me, or e-mail me and I’ll answer it + add the question below. They aren’t in any real order, as I just added them in and answered them as I got the questions in!
How long are your workouts?
I generally try to workout for no longer than 45 mins.
How many different workouts do you do?
The individual moves are sort of endless. There are tons of different ways to do them. I combine them into different sets each time so my workouts are always different! This helps me not get bored.
Do you follow a nutrition program along with his workouts?
I ate clean…. a mostly plant based diet with recipes I saw online! If you continue to follow the blog you will see all the recipes I actually played around with.
Do you do any other cardio outside of the workouts you post?
Nope. But I started adding yoga the closer we got to -10kgs.
Have you always been a morning workout person?
Yes! On good days ofcourse
What gives you motivation?
I’m going to work on a full blog post about staying motivated to workout, but really it is the biggest depression and anxiety relief for me. It’s my time for myself to do something for my body, to push myself, and to make improvements.
Have you noticed a difference in your body?
Absolutely! Your girl is developing abdominal muscles 🙂
Do you work out every day?
No. 3-5/weeek depending on how I am feeling
Do you do a Paul workout every day you workout?
I swear by it.
Are your workouts always full body or are some days focused on individual body groups?
Paul’s workouts are full body workouts that work all areas of your body. I don’t do a specific ‘arm’ or ‘leg’ day when I workout.
Is his workout plan and consultation worth the money?