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Schweaty August Cardio Workout

Heyyyyy! And yayyyyy for the weekend 😀 I’ve got a Schweaty August Cardio Workout for you in the form of hilly treadmill intervals! If you’re ready for it, scroll down. Otherwise, some things from lately.

I’m pretty sure you could figure it out from last night’s post, but I was dead tired. All I wanted to do was lay on the couch and let my brain and body rest, so cooking was pretty much out of the picture. Since I cooked every night this week, the Pilot offered to pick up some dinner at Renee’s Organic Oven- my fave 😀

He ordered a pizza for himself, and the combo foodgasms are made of (for meeeeee):Renee's Organic Oven

Veggies (artichokes, onion, tomato, squash, basil) cooked in marinara with goat cheese + a slice of Udi’s bread

and I have no idea how this gluten-free carrot cake made it into the order.

MY OTHER RECIPES


me chowing down on gluten-free carrot cake

But I was all over it 😉

He had a boy’s night and went to Sakura with some of the other pilots, while I stayed at home in my jammies, read baby books and watched “How to lose a guy in 10 days” for the twelve thousandth time in my life. I’ve been  trying to read Bossypants and can’t get into it.

Bossypants Source

I loved the first couple of chapters, but am at a point where I’m losing interest. Trying to decide if I want to call it quits and start something new, or make myself finish it.

Bfast this morning was more like a snack, since we have our last ultrasound appointment and will prob grab some bfast after.

toast

Brown rice toast with a little PB, half a banana and cinnamon

We’re off to the doc’s- see ya later today <3

 cloudy view

xoxo

Gina

Here’s that Schweaty August Cardio Workout! This one is a combo of rolling hills and speed intervals, to get your booty burning and blast a lot of calories in 30 minutes. As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes and modify the workout as necessary to suit your fitness level and preferences.

You can use an elliptical, spin bike or treadmill for this one:

[I designed the workout with a treadmill, but if you’re using a spin bike or elliptical use the incline as guidelines of how to increase each minute for the rolling hills, and for sprinting, make sure to have some resistance on there, too]

If you walk, shoot for a quick pace like 4.0mph. Make sure your sprints are as fast as you can go and that steady state at the end should be a pretty quick pace.

At the end, you’ll want to fully cool down, so it’s fine if it takes more than three minutes. Go for as long as you need to!

Hilly Treadmill Workout

Some playlist ideas:

-“Let It Rain Over Me” Pitbull ft Marc Anthony

-“Beautiful People” Chris Brown ft Benny Benassi

-“Marry the Night” Lady Gaga

-“Do What You Want” Evanescense

-“In the Dark” DEV

-“Stereo Hearts” Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine

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65 Comments

  1. Shelby on August 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I just did this workout today and it was FABULOUS! I was having a terrible morning & it turned my day around!

    Congrats on the baby girl 🙂

    • Fitnessista on August 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      yay!!! so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  2. Tammy on August 15, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I had the same trouble getting into the Bossypants book too~!– I’m a big TF fan, and rec’d the book as a gift so I felt obligated to finish. But– I cant say I loved it. I prefer Tina on TV versus print.

    • Fitnessista on August 15, 2011 at 10:49 am

      i totally agree.

    • Jen on August 15, 2011 at 11:10 am

      Y’all just have to get Bossypants on CD with TF reading it! It’s THE best way to read it. 😉

  3. Lacey on August 15, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I did this on Friday evening – totally kicked my butt and I LOVED it!!

    • Fitnessista on August 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      awesome!!

  4. AJ on August 16, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Thanks so much for posting so many varieties of cardio and strength workouts. I need variety and trying out what you have posted has been phenomenal. I was having a “blah” morning but now I can’t wait to hit up the gym after work! 🙂

  5. Koko @KokoLikes on August 17, 2011 at 1:52 am

    LOVE the new workout songs, always in need of good suggestions. Seriously just downloaded all of them!

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