Who here works out on Monday mornings?  I just find it so incredibly difficult to get myself up and out of bed for a 6am workout on a Monday.  Unless I was out super late on Saturday night (which – let’s be honest, doesn’t happen all that much anymore), I’m just not tired enough on Sunday nights to go to bed early enough to get enough sleep for a 5:30 wake up call.  I really wanted to make Lauren’s spin class yesterday morning, but a later than expected bedtime along with a two-hour stint of tossing and turning prohibited me from getting there (again).  Lauren, someday I swear I am going to make it to your Monday morning class!

That being said, yesterday made two Mondays in a row where I really needed to give myself a pep talk to get to the gym.  Since I did upper body strength work on Sunday and am teaching tonight, I told myself that I was going to dominate some cardio.  And I did it!

I call this one my “TRP Cardio Workout.”  Mainly because I didn’t know what else to call it.  Hey, I never promised to be cool.

TRP Cardio Workout

For this workout I did three rounds of a mile run, a 500 meter row, and a 60 second elbow plank.  I went for speed, especially on the row part.  You guys could certainly adapt this to meet your needs — maybe it’s a ten minute power walk followed by 2 minutes of sprints on a bike, followed by a plank.  Maybe it’s a certain # of steps on the stairmill followed by the row machine and then the plank.  You get the idea.  Pick what you like and make it yours.  But if you choose the treadmill, the row machine, and the plank – then you are dominating the TRP cardio workout.  Own it.

What’s your go to “I’m going to dominate this cardio” workout?!

P.S. Last night I finally did some much overdo updating to my fitness page.  Check out the new designated cardio section here!