For this week’s Workout Wednesday I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to fit a workout in when you are short on time. Like I mentioned yesterday, my life is super crazy these days and it is making it hard for me to spend a lot of time working out.
So what to do when you are short on time? Do one of the following workouts, they are fast and effective and sure to get you sweating.
- 5K Treadmill workout: An easy way to get a good speed workout in is to do a quick 5k on the treadmill. Start off at your easy pace and increase every few minutes until you get down to your 5k goal pace, or just a little faster. I guarentee by the end of the 3.1 miles you will be just as out of breath as an easy 5 miler, if not more.
- Weight Circuit: Pick 8-10 exercises and do them for a minute each. Set the exercises up so they are easy to transition to. Body weight exercises work best for this. Example: Squats, lunges, pushups, sit ups, jumping jacks, tricep dips, mountain climbers, burpees.
- Cardio Blast: Incorporate a few different types of cardio into one workout. Example: Run 1 mile, do 5 minutes of intervals on the elliptical, 5 minutes of Jump Rope, then end with 1 more mile.
What is your workout this Wednesday?
Creative title no? I feel like I have been such a bad blogger lately and it is all because of this man!
This past weekend we took Charlie to his first “boat day.” Sean’s family has an awesome boat in one of the big harbours on Lake Michigan so it was so fun and relaxing to hang out there on Saturday.
The rest of the weekend consisted of going out with friends, eating delicious food, and napping. We did go on a long bike ride on Friday night so at least we were semi active.
The past few weeks my life feels like it has been turned upside down. I have totally new priorities (puppy) so I don’t have the freedom to go running or biking like I used to. Last week I did 4 legit workouts and ran a total of 6.5 miles. Not terrible considering everything but nowhere near what my activity level was while I was training for the half.
I have a ton of things I want to do with the blog and a bunch of updates to make, I just can never seem to find time to sit down with my computer and do it. So thank you readers for sticking with me during this crazy time..I am sure everything will calm down soon!
I mean Charlie seems to be able to chill out pretty easily..maybe I should take a note from him!
In other good news I had my first pumpkin spice latte yesterday from Dunkin Donuts. Pumpkin in August? Why not.
Just wanted to end with a big shout out to family friend and blog reader Shannon for finishing the Chicago triathlon this weekend! She kicked bootayy and got 3rd in her division!
How do you manage to fit blogging in when life is crazy?
HAPPY FRIDAY! Sadly I don’t have any fun content for you today just a request.
I am nominated for Chicago’s Most Valuable blogger and would really love if you could take a second and vote for me. You can vote every day from now until September 9th!
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