This morning, my alarm went off at 5:40 and I was out the door by 6. Not quite as early as I would like, but getting up and there is half the battle, so that’s all that matters!
Once I got to the gym, I surprisingly felt a burst of energy and did 20 minutes of HIIT along with abs. Since all of the treadmills were taken, I made do with the elliptical and this is what my workout looked like:
- 5 minutes warm-up-Resistance level 6
- 30 seconds sprint-Resistance level 6
- 1 minute “jog” (slightly slower than my “sprint” but still higher intensity than my warm-up)-Resistance level 10
- Repeat 18 times
- 10 minutes cool-down-Resistance level 6
I know a lot of people think you can’t get a good workout in on the elliptical, but the runner in me says that you can! I also know some people just flat out hate running, so this is a good alternative to the treadmill. Just be sure to mix up your machines from elliptical to cross trainer and even arc trainer. It’s more fun and that way you won’t get yourself into a cardio rut!
I tried really hard to take a non-blurry picture before I started my cool-down, but this is the best I could do.
Breakfast was chocolate peanut butter oatmeal straight from an almost empty peanut butter jar. I’m not embarrassed to say that this jar lasted less than 2 weeks. You can find the recipe for the oats here.
Work time! See ya later!