Good morning, blogland! I hope your morning is off to a great start! 😎
Let’s get right to it!
Breakfast was a wonderful bowl of creamy banana oats (recipe here).
In the mix:
With a good batch of iced coffee…
Double Duty Workout
Despite a rough wake-up call (heat = uncomfortable = not enough sleep), I managed to squeeze in a quality 30-minute workout that combined cardio and strength training. I had less time than usual to exercise, but I didn’t want to chose between doing just cardio or just strength training, so I created a double duty workout.
This workout combines cardio moves with calisthenics that use body weight as resistance, so you won’t need any equipment. Be sure to move from one exercise to the next without rest, so you keep your calorie burn high and maximize every minute!
- 0:00 – 3:00: Jog in place/warm-up
- 3:00 – 5:00: Jumping Jacks
- 5:00 – 6:00: Jump Squats
- 6:00 – 7:00: Jumping Jacks
- 7:00 – 8:00: Mountain Climbers
- 8:00 – 9:00: Burpees
- 9:00 – 10:00: Jumping Lunges
- 10:00 – 20:00: Repeat minutes 5:00 – 10:00 X 2
- 20:00 – 22:00: Jog in place
- 22:00 – 23:00: Push-ups
- 23:00 – 24:00: Jumping Jacks
- 24:00 – 25:00: Push-ups
- 25:00 – 26:00: Jog in place
- 26:00 – 27:00: Burpees
- 27:00 – 28:00 Jog in place
- 28:00 – 29:00: Push-ups
- 29:00- 30:00: Jog in place/cool down
An Easy Way to Get Motivated
A great tip from this month’s Shape magazine:
Banish the word “should” from your vocabulary and you may find you can accomplish anything. By saying you should do something, like exercise, it immediately implies you feel the activity is a burden. But replace “should” with “want” and you’ll start to build positive energy. So try telling yourself that you want to workout and you’ll get in the right mind-set to go to the gym, which is half the battle.
Question of the Day
How do you motivate yourself to exercise when you’re just not feelin’ it?