How’s everyone’s Monday winding down?
Did this cardio workout tonight with Bridget!
Can’t take credit, it’s another gem from Tina.
Sure was a shweaty one. I did it on the treadmill, but you could do this outside, on the elliptical, on a bike, whatever! Basically you always have a recovery period of 1 minute, but your intervals for speed increase from 1 minute to 2 to 3 to 4 to 5, and then you repeat starting back at 1.
I made this a walk/run interval workout and had my recoveries around a walking 4.0 or 4.5 speed, and my speed intervals at either a 6.0, 6.5, or 7.0 (only the last one was at a 7.0). You could adapt this to your own interval preferences too – jog/sprint, slow walk/fast walk, etc.
Usually hate machine workouts, but this one flew by.
Tacked on the following after I got off the treadmill, then called it a night.
- 30 regular crunches
- 30 right oblique crunches
- 30 left oblique crunches
- 30 reverse crunches
- 30 second plank, twice
- 10 minute stretch sesh
My food of the day looked something like this:
Breakfast: Low-fat cottage cheese with cinnamon and blueberries
Morning Snack: Banana
Lunch: Salad, and I was actually craving one with lettuce today. I loaded it up with hard boiled egg, green pepper, kidney beans, chick peas, edamame, red onion, tomato, cucumber, and sprouts.
Afternoon Snack: Green grapes
Pre-Gym Snack: Nature’s Promise Granola Honey Roasted Snack Bar
Dinner: Whole wheat wrap with sauteed shrimp, leftover black-eyed peas, tomato, avocado, and feta. I put some sauteed yellow squash and mushrooms on the side. Pretty good for throwing a bunch of things together last-minute.
Meals today were good but nothing that special. Hence why I don’t blog about, or photograph, everything I eat every single day. That sure would get boring fast, huh?
What did your meals and workouts look like today?
Off to read for real tonight! I said I was doing that yesterday…
…sorry I lied.
Sorry I am posting this late but I had to comment. Your meals and workout are inspirational. Today I am back on track after slipping from my healthy eating. Workouts were great. An hour at Abs and Weights with Michele at RMA – what a killer – an hour with the black band around our legs. Then on the treadmill for 35 mins. Trying to increase that each time this week. Zumba on Tuesday.
I just completed this workout…holy sweat factory. I caught a glimpse of myself after departing the treadmill…sweat drenched “dry fit” outfit with a splotchy red face… But hey, isn’t that what you are supposed to look like at the gym!? Thanks for this!
Wasn’t this so tough!? I can’t take credit for the workout, either. Glad you enjoyed though!