Continuing on the interval workout trend, I tackled another 30-minute torture session on the treadmill during my lunch break. This one was like a Rolling Hill, as I was going up and down using the incline.
On this particular day I didn’t feel like committing to sprint intervals or hills. So I compromised and combined them both! It worked out well because my workout was constantly changing and I was constantly dropping F*bombs under my breath (and my apologies to the guy behind me)
Tailoring the Workout for You
The first 5 minutes are a warm up so if you’d like to try this workout feel free to go at whatever warm up pace works for you. 6.5 seems to be a good pace to get me up and going so I like to start out with that.
The rest of the workout alternates with a sprint (8.0 is a sprint for me, so again, change this up to what suits you), a hill run (with the incline increasing every couple of minutes by increments of 2 and the speed decreasing by increments of 2) and finally a recovery jog (you can certainly walk for recovery if needed). Following the workout as it’s laid out covers 3 miles.
This workout was tough! But all I have is 30 minutes so I try and make the most of it by haulin’ ass on the treadmill. Try this one if you want a quick, yet efficient cardio workout.
After work yesterday I headed to happy hour at PJ McIntyre’s Irish Pub with some of my co-workers.
I don’t know what has happened over the years, but sometimes I have to force myself to be social. I guess after the work day I just want to head home and veg on the couch. However, I find that when I do make myself go out and interact with my co-workers outside of the workplace it makes the work environment better. You get to see people out of the work element and just relax and talk about things other than work related topics. I’m glad I went because I had a nice time chatting and eating with everyone!
To start I ordered a Corona Light that was on special for $2.00 a bottle. The weather was beautiful so I thought a Corona was a nice fit for a sunny, warm evening (having an ocean view would be better but hey, I’ll take what I can get in Cleveland, OH!)
There were plenty of options on the menu and I wasn’t sure what I wanted. It came down to the Black Bean Burger or the Buffalo Chicken Wrap.
Eventually I made up my mind and went with the Buffalo Chicken Wrap with a side of french fries. It was a good choice too! I ate half and brought the rest home for Andy.
I had also ordered a side garden salad, but it was pretty lame. Ice burg lettuce with two cherry tomatoes a couple of cucumber slices and cheese. Eh. I did enjoy their ranch dressing though, so that was a plus!
After a nice evening out, I headed home and spotted a couple of Peeping Tom’s in the window…
We're on Neighborhood Watch
What little creepsters!! But I love em’!
I seriously think my life would be incomplete without ice cream. Luckily Andy loves it too. Last night I had a small Dairy Queen Blizzard waiting for me when I got home from dinner. Andy and his parents had gone out earlier so Andy got me one too. What a gem! I gobbled that sucker right up and enjoyed every delicious bite of Oreo and Reese’s Cups.
Healthy Living Blogger?
I realize I eat a lot of Blizzards and drink way too much at weddings. And even though I do consider my blog to be “Healthy Living”, my love for soft serve and booze won’t change. So I apologize to anyone who reads this blog who thought just because I work in fitness I would have a perfect diet with great diet tips. I really don’t except to eat in a way that allows you to be healthy yet not go insane with “eating clean”.
I do try my best to eat a lot of the good stuff, but I just can’t go on without soft serve or martinis. I strive to live the best way I can, but I’m not perfect and I don’t expect perfection from myself especially when it comes to my body and I hope that anyone who reads this blog takes away that message. It’s OK to not strive for perfection! You certainly won’t see any of that here! Phew, glad that is cleared up. Now back to Blizzard eating…
Well I’m off to make Taco Wednesday (Just doesn’t have that same ring to it like Taco Tuesday does it?)
Have a great night!!
Question of the Day:
Do you enjoy being social often or do you find you’re more of a homebody?