Fitness Friday

Hola, amigos!

Como estan?!  Okay.  That’s all the espanol I can muster right now 😉

It’s been a wonderful week of workouts (alliteration!) for me.

**Posting this Saturday because forgot to post on Friday**

Saturday:  I ended up taking a nap for 3+ hours on the couch and didn’t get to the gym until almost 6 pm!  Usually nighttime workouts are low-energy, but that nap powered me through a good one.  10 minute warm-up on the elliptical, then 25 minutes on the treadmill.  Lots of interval training to keep it entertaining.  Followed by a chest workout with shoulder super-sets.  Lastly, abs.

Sunday:  25 minute run on the treadmill, followed by shoulders (ouch!) with back super-sets.  When I say “super-set”, I mean that in-between shoulder sets, I will do back exercises.  Working each muscle groups allows the other to rest in between sets and makes for a quick and very effective workout. (My back was sore for 2+ days!)

Monday:  5 minutes on the treadmill, 5 minutes on the bike, 5 minutes on the elliptical, then a NTC 45 minute Adrenaline HIIT workout.  Holy burpees!  Finished it up with .75 mile (Russ and I did a relay on the treadmill).

Tuesday:  Rest.

Wednesday: DOOM’S DAY!  I ran 2.5 miles and my knee is killing me.  And even more confusing-it’s the other knee from last time.  So frustrating!  Argh.  I also did a quick leg workout (squatting doesn’t hurt, but forward moving movements hurt-like walking or running and going up stairs).  Finished up with abs and tears.

Thursday:  20 minutes on the bike, triceps workout, abs, push-ups, 10 more minutes on the bike.

Friday:  BodyPUMP <3


I don’t know what I will do about my knee.  My plan for now is to avoid any exercises that aggravate the injury, which means no running, elliptical, or walking.  Biking seems to be okay and the “glider” elliptical is okay.  I will keep this updated with progress!  I need to let it heal because I really, really, really want to run the Broad Street Run in a little under two months.


And lastly, here is a little quick & effective workout that you can try at home!  All you need are a couple light weights (use a bottle of laundry detergent or a gallon of milk if you don’t have any weights) and a set of stairs.  If you don’t have access to stairs, run in place, do jumping jacks, and simulate jumping rope.  Enjoy!Spring Is Coming Workout.jpg

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