Happy Throwback Thursday!!
One of the many perks of being home is an unlimited access to photographic gems like the ones above. I clearly went through a phase where I did not like to brush my hair (you should see the picture of the back of my head–>rat’s nest).
After taking a nice little stroll down memory lane this morning I decided to give a workout that I came upon while browsing Pinterest a try. The title drew me in “The Toughest Thing You Can Do on a Treadmill is….THIS WORKOUT.” Challenge accepted.
I looked it over, and yes, it looked tough, but this morning I was feeling pretty confident that I could complete it. Boy, was I a little too confident. Just 30 minutes in, I hit the cool down button because my lungs were on fire and my legs were burning. I was dripping sweat and had been defeated. If you want the original workout, click here.
Here are the 30 minutes I got through:
|0:00-2:00||Run at 5.0|
|2:10-4:00||Run at 7.5|
|4:10-5:00||Run at 10|
|5:10-7:00||Run at 7.5|
|7:10-8:00||Lower speed to 1.5, perform walking lunges, alternating legs|
|8:10-12:00||Run at 7.5|
|12:10-17:00||Lower speed to 3.5, turn around and jog backwards|
|17:10-20:00||Turn around and run at 7.5|
|20:10-21:00||Lower speed to 1.5, perform walking lunges|
|21:10-24:00||Run at 8|
|24:10-27:00||Raise incline to 12%, run at 5|
|27:10-28:00||With incline at 12%, jog backwards at 2.5|
|28:10-29:30||Lower incline to 0%, run at 8|
|29:30-30:00||Run at 10|
As I said earlier, by the time I was done with that, I was dripping sweat and gasping for air. Needless to say, I have found something that I need to revisit each week until I can complete it. Which I will do!
It has also inspired me to create my own treadmill workout that resembles this, so watch out for that at a later date.
Now on to something I made up myself and was able to complete: an Upper Body Body Weight Workout. My legs are still a little sore from my Lower Body Body Weight Workout I shared with you the other day and I am sure my arms will be after this one as well. Here is is:
Upper Body Body Weight Workout
|Wide Push ups||3×10|
|Diamond Push ups||3×10|
If you can’t do diamond push ups, do not be ashamed at all. They are very challenging and target your triceps. Try dropping to your knees if you can’t complete a set, it’s what I do!
I will definitely be sore tomorrow, but that means I had a good workout, right? Lucky for me, I had a buddy to help me with my push ups.