When I started using Sworkit back in May 2019, I kicked off my “New Me” fitness habit with the Sworkit Beginner Leaner Plan. The Leaner Plan is all about toning and feeling amazing.
Tone Up, Feel Amazing. Leaner is here to help you focus on toning your body feeling great about the body you’re in.
It was perfect because it got me into a habit of regular exercising – 3 times a week as suggested in the plan – and I only had to commit to 5 minutes a day for the first two weeks. Workouts in the third and fourth weeks lasted 10 minutes and the last two weeks of the 6-week plan had me working out for 15 minutes.
If you are new to Sworkit, I highly recommend a Beginner plan (you can choose from “Stronger”, “Fitter” or “Leaner” plans) for anyone trying to get into a regular exercising habit. The Sworkit plans definitely work because it starts you off easy, gets you into the habit of exercising and you can really see the improvement in your fitness levels – being able to go from no exercise, to 5 minutes to 15 minutes feels good!
After completing the Beginner Leaner Plan I was ready to explore all the other Sworkit workouts for a few months. Later, I took part in the September Challenge and wrote about it here and here. In October I was back to doing my own thing for 20 minutes, 5 days a week and then, out of the blue this morning I suddenly remembered the Leaner Plan that served me so well at the beginning of my exercise journey! I’m going to give it a go again and hopefully I’ll be toned in time for the Christmas and New Year party season.
My Intermediate Leaner Plan
As I’ve been Sworking it for a while now, I’ll be able to do the Intermediate level where workouts last from 15 to 30 minutes, 3 days a week.
I would however still like to exercise every working day because I’m in that habit, so on my non-Leaner-Plan days I will do yoga or stretches. I’m also booked to attend at least two yoga classes in November – one in The Gherkin and the other on the see-through walkways of Tower Bridge (!) I’ll time it so that these classes fall on a non-Leaner-Plan day.
I have to admit I’m a bit intimidated by the idea of exercising for 30 minutes, but when I started the Beginner Leaner Plan at 5 minutes I thought 15 minutes might as well be 15 hours, so I know I’ll be able to get there. It’s just a bit daunting at the moment.
What’s driving me to do the Intermediate Leaner Plan, is the anticipation of seeing the changes in my body over 6 weeks. Bring it on!
I start on Monday 11 November. Wish me luck.