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Are You a Weekend Warrior?

I'll be the first to admit that it's not always easy to fit in a workout during the week. Between your job or school, meetings, doctor's appointments, taking care of your pets and family, running errands, and cooking dinner, exercise doesn't always make the cut. Then when the weekend rolls around, you make up for not exercising by going all out on Saturday and Sunday. If you do, the affectionate term for you is a weekend warrior.

So tell me, do you find yourself cramming in workouts on the weekends?


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jenna21 jenna21 8 years
I workout a few times during the week but I don't usually go to the gym on the weekend...I spend the days outdoors hiking, walking, etc. Nice to mix it up and I'd rather be outside than in a gym!
darc5204 darc5204 8 years
Weekends are my variety days; I add in soccer, tennis, walks, beach trips, etc. My normal routine is running and strength training, so a little change-up is welcome.
AMP AMP 8 years
I work out consistently but I definitely do think I'm a weekend warrior. I get outdoors more and do more adventurous stuff on the weekends that I just can't do during the week - like hiking, biking, beach going, etc.
becoming-brina becoming-brina 8 years
I set aside monday, tuesday, thursday and saturday for the gym, but do my free weights and ab isolation just about every day. That gives me a night during the week to see my fiance or friends, and leaves all but a few hours open to spend time with them on the weekend.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
I am consistent throughout the week, but always end up putting in a longer workout on saturday and sunday since I have more time. I also have more rest, so I'm energetic and ready to go!
telane telane 8 years
I run about 2 miles 3 times a week, and on the off days I will do random exercises indoors and do major housecleaning (the kind that makes you sweat! lol). I make sure to at least get in one longer run (usually about 4-5 miles) on the weekend, and if I feel like doing it again on the other day off I will, but if I don't feel up to it I take it easy. I do stretch every day, and I am active outdoors one way or the other on the weekends and days that I don't exercise (gardening, hiking, mowing the lawn, etc).
MrsRachel MrsRachel 8 years
I try to be really consistent through-out the week--working out 3-5 days. I don't do "traditional" exercise on the weekends. Sometimes I just lay around and read or watch tv; however, some weekends I play sports or go hiking, but I don't include these as "workouts".
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
I usually do longer workouts on the weekend since my husband is home and hangs out with the kiddies so I can have the time. This weekend, however, was full of too many functions and Peeps. Damn the marshmallow sugary goodness.
AlexandraEva AlexandraEva 8 years
If there's something I will always find time for, it's my well-being.
poptart-princess poptart-princess 8 years
i used to think that a "weekend warrior" was an individual who was well behaved with their diet and exercise during the week, then threw down with pizza, booze, chocolate, no workouts, etc. on the weekends...
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I work out consistently throughout the week and I usually take either Monday or Friday as my rest day because I have to be at work really early on those days. I never got the point of only working out on the just sets you up for multiple injuries. Who wants to start your week off with a torn ACL from playing pickup hoops with their buddies?
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
No. I do most of my workouts during the week. I save the weekends for socializing and having some fun.
therword therword 8 years
I usually do *different* things on the weekends because I have more time, and incorporate stuff like walking 6 miles to and from my weekend shopping rather than doing a workout video.
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
i tend to work out every day, but sometimes i'll take saturday or sunday off.
neonbee neonbee 8 years
Every week, my workout days are the same (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday). I just vary my workouts, but the time's the same for every day (60 - 90 mins).
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 8 years
my work-outs don't really change on the weekends...i treat them like most other days. sometimes i have my off days on weekends, other times if i have extra time i'll work in some strength training, and during track and cross country seasons my meets are on saturdays. personally, it sounds miserable to work super hard on the weekends and not at all during the week.
Ayu Ayu 8 years
I run and do pilates and weight training on weekdays and add hiking or longer cycling trips to them on weekends.
laellavita laellavita 8 years
saturday is often my rest day because i pull a 10 hour day at work, but sunday is a gym day, just like monday-friday.
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