I had a very productive morning and it’s only 6:45 a.m.
I made up a little workout that I did this morning and man, it was hard. After only running for the past three months, these moves were a little difficult, but it was definitely a great workout. It looked like this:
*NOTE: all cardio moves are performed for 20 seconds followed by a 10 second rest and repeated two more times. The strength moves are all done for either 25 reps or 25 seconds depending on the move (and, as always, take a longer rest if you need it)*
- Cardio: mountain climbers
- Strength: push ups
- Cardio: squat jumps
- Strength: lunges
- Cardio: burpees
- Strength: tricep dips
- Cardio: skaters
- Strength: plank
- Cardio: high knees
- Strength: crunches
- Cardio: butt kicks
- Strength: wall sit
After you get through this circuit once, rest for two minutes and repeat.
The whole thing took me about 30 minutes. I can’t believe how much I hate burpees. I don’t think they should exist, but I guess that means they are doing their job.
Switching from running to this circuit was pretty difficult — good thing I didn’t try to start up Insanity right away. Soon enough though!
After the workout, I made my breakfast and lunch. For breakfast, I made my favorite oatmeal combo — oatmeal with peanut butter and honey.
This guy loves when I add peanut butter to my oatmeal because he knows he can get a little bit.
I usually make it with almond milk, which is my favorite way to make oatmeal, but we were out, so I used skim instead.
I used to hate oatmeal when I was growing up, but now it’s almost the only thing I eat for breakfast these days. Weird.
I also made a smoothie for lunch (along with several other snacks, not just the smoothie). The smoothie today is an odd combo, but it tastes great (I sampled a bit to make sure).
I had about a cup of each of these bags of frozen fruit left, so I threw it all in the blender — mostly strawberries, but also bananas and mangoes.
I added a 6 oz container of blueberry greek yogurt, a 1/4 c of milk (plus a little more), and a T of honey.
It tastes so refreshing, I’m excited to have this treat for lunch.
Time to get ready for my Thursday. Have a great day everyone!