Turkey Treadmill Workout

Good morning, friends! Hope you’re having a Happy Monday. <3 I have a tabata treadmill workout below that you can breeze through in 20 minutes– perfect for this busy time of year!

This is what happens when I don’t make dinner:

pei wei fail

That is a Pei Wei fail.

See the shrimp? They’re brown and gnarly. I’d never had burnt shrimp before, but there about as far from delicious as you might imagine.

The sunset made up for the lackluster dinner 🙂


After chilling at the casa for a little while –I worked on a fun project and the Pilot had to study- we took Bell for a walk. I had been in such a good habit of taking her, and then after we got back from San Diego, it fell by the wayside. Sorry, Bell! She was so happy, she probably forgot about the hat I put on her earlier in the day.

Bella with hat

My friend Laury sent this to us, along with an amazing baby package, and I am in love with the hat. I couldn’t wait to see what it looked like on a real person, and since it wouldn’t fit my head, Bella was the model. She didn’t love it quite as much as I do 😉 She did her “statue mode” that happens whenever I put any type of attire on her, except for a coat, which she can deal with.

Breakfast this morning was the standard egg-rito, with a cup of hot tea:


I’ve been rotating with eggs, egg-ritos and oatmeal since the weather cooled down. I think I need some crepes or protein pancakes in the near future to switch it up.

So excited that this week is Thanksgiving week! I’ve been writing down the things that I’m thankful for to share, and don’t forget, you still have a couple of weeks to make it a knock-out November. One of the things I have to do over the next couple of days is start prepping food (I think I’m going to make millet stuffing, cranberry sauce, and raw cayenne chocolate truffles), and prepping my Black Friday list. I’ll share my plan of attack over on the Fashion page.

I’m off to help the fam with an errand, and then it’s iron-pumping time!

See ya later with a Family post.



Workout Quickie: I’ll be posting these throughout the holiday season, as our schedules get more crazy and gym time becomes more sacred. They’ll be short, crazy-effective workouts that can be done either at home, or with minimal equipment to get the most bang for your holiday workout buck. Expect a fun mix of cardio, weights and flexibility routines!

turkey treadmill tabata workout


Turkey Tabata Treadmill Workout

This is a cardio workout utilizing Tabata intervals and hills. Feel free to bust it out anytime during the holiday season when you just have 20 minutes to get in a good sweat. The percentage is the incline you should use–you’ll be working that booty with these hills! [As always, check with a doctor before making any fitness changes]

Tabata Treadmill Workout

Hope you enjoy! I’d love to hear how you like it.

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  1. Courtney @ The Petite AthlEAT on November 21, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Totally printing off this treadmill workout – I love it! 🙂 Bella is so cute in her hat, bahaha, which reminds me, time to break out the santa hat for my Ellie Pie!

  2. Julia on November 21, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Haha, isn’t she adroable?
    Love the pic!!!

  3. Sana on November 21, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Bahahah, Bella looks PISSED!

    • Fitnessista on November 21, 2011 at 10:39 am

      right?! i think that’s the definition of stink eye

  4. HRCK on November 21, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Well, I was sad to be missing out on my own gym’s “Turkey Hangover Spin” class on Friday, but I’ll happily bring this workout to my parents’ gym instead!

  5. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on November 21, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Super cute hat!! I agree- gym time does become a lot more sacred over the holidays! Looks like a great workout. I love Tabata intervals and they’re on my agenda for tomorrow!

  6. Cat @Breakfast to Bed on November 21, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Bella is now, fully humiliated and your job is done. fantastic.

  7. Marguerite Miller on November 21, 2011 at 10:50 am

    So funny with Bella and the hat! My mom’s Bichon loves when you put new neck collars and some hats on him! He thinks he looks great and loves the extra attention that goes with it!

    I saw the title of this post and a picture of Bell, and thought of my Grand-dog! He is an Australian Sheppard and has a ton of energy! They bought a treadmill and got him using it! He loves it! And if he hears it turn on he comes running to see who is using HIS treadmill! It is so cute! With my daughter and future son-in-law working sometimes long hours, he can get his exercise without them taking him for a long walk later at night!

  8. Mary on November 21, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Bella is such a good sport! Sting eye or not…she still poses for your pic!

    • Mary on November 21, 2011 at 10:53 am

      Stink eye, that is…

  9. Ali on November 21, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Baby Bella looks adorable! To bad she hates it so much. That shrimp looks really… not good. Those truffles sound AMAZING!

  10. miss garlic on November 21, 2011 at 11:01 am

    love this spin on the tabata i’ve been doing lately! thanks for mixing it up for me!

  11. Destini on November 21, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I love this treadmill workout, it is very close to something I currently do.

  12. Irina G (Fit Flexitarian) on November 21, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Bella looks ADORABLE! And this is a really great idea for the workout. I’m printing it– can’t wait to try it!

  13. Cindy on November 21, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Totally random question: What kind of tortilla/wrap is that for your egg-rito? Mine never looks as tasty as yours. Thanks! 🙂

  14. AJ on November 21, 2011 at 11:16 am

    The workout looks awesome! Can’t wait to try it out later–my parents just bought a treadmill and I’m excited to try it out!

    Also, I love the hat! Adorbs!

  15. Liz @ Southern Charm on November 21, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Ohh loving this treadmill! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  16. Laury @ thefitnessdish on November 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Awwww hahahha omg at Bella in the hat! She doesn’t look happy but she sure does look cute 😉 Ella loves using the ball puff at the bottom as a toy so hopefully baby fitnessista will like to do that do!

    Thanks for the treadmill workout. I hate the treadmill unless I have something to keep me busy and that looks like it would do the trick! Hugs xo

  17. Barb on November 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    How do you/what do you put in your eggrito? I want to try them because they look delish!

    • Fitnessista on November 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      just 2 eggs, sea salt, nutritional yeast and lots of hot sauce

      • Barb on November 21, 2011 at 8:18 pm

        Thanks!!! Whole eggs or egg whites?

        • Fitnessista on November 21, 2011 at 10:23 pm

          whole eggs 🙂

  18. Moni'sMeals on November 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Bella! So cute. I already had my Bulldog with his Elf Hat on over the weekend, my neighbors were like…hmmmm, ok? 🙂

    Great treadmill workout.

  19. maukgirl on November 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I just tried this workout. I find I need about a minute of recovery after the tabatas so I added that. I am dripping in sweat afterwards!
    We’re moving to Sweden this afternoon and I won’t have a gym for at least a month. I found a 31 day body weight program to try between now and Christmas. Hopefully after Christmas I’ll have a gym and be able to do your winter shape up!

  20. Kristen on November 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Oh, I really hope you put the truffle recipe up for us. I bet they’re amazing!

  21. Alyssa @ Life of bLyss on November 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    omgosh. haaha.. I laughed out loud at bella’s “statue mode.” I wish Chloe had one of those.. she goes fast-forward mode when I put something on her!

  22. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on November 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Aww I love Bella in that hat! And that sunset is beautiful! I’ve never been to AZ but after reading all your posts it seems like a great place for a vacation!

  23. Emily on November 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    What type of GF tortillas do you use? I can’t seem to find any that don’t rip and crumble when I try to roll them.

    • Fitnessista on November 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      tj’s brown rice, but they get hard and crumbly. the sonoma teff tortillas are my fave

  24. RachelG on November 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    This is 512% happening tomorrow, mixed in with some Pilates. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 21, 2011 at 5:43 pm

      let me know how it goes!

  25. Lena @Fit on the Rocks on November 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    haha my dog does the “statue” pose whenever I stick something on top of him, too! I think I will definitely be trying out the treadmill workout when I visit my family this week since there isn’t much else to do besides eat.

  26. Meg on November 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    GINA THIS IS AMAZING! Probably one of the funnest looking workouts ever 😀 I was planning on doing an interval workout tomorrow and this will be it 😀 thank u thank u thank u

  27. Anna @ On Anna's Plate on November 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Bahaha….that’s about how “happy” our dogs get when we model clothing on them 🙂

  28. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on November 21, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    What a cute hat Laury sent. She’s such a sweetheart!

    And look at the sunset…wow! Beautiful.

    I hope your holiday week is off to a good (and mellow) start!

  29. Allison on November 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    i’m gonna definitely need some quick workouts for over christmas, at the in-laws there will be lots of snow…. no exercise equipment and no gym, so i’ll only have my body to work me out then. so i look forward to your quick holiday workouts!

    • Fitnessista on November 21, 2011 at 5:43 pm

      awesome! expect lots 🙂

  30. Sara on November 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    are you going to also be prepping a bunch of stuff for the Nugette’s arrival? From memory, you are pretty much a milking machine for the first months and it takes a few weeks to figure out the new routines. I’m thinking you might want to have a bunch of pre-prepped stuff in the freezer and cupboards so that you don’t have to be thinking too hard about meals. I know the other families will help out, but … it’s always a bit random when other people cook for you, particularly for someone that likes to stay healthy.
    When I was hospitalised and then immobile for three weeks, I made it far less stressful by being organised in the food department before I had my surgery. I also discovered online food shopping and home-delivery organic veges.

    • Fitnessista on November 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      that’s definitely something i’m planning to do- lots of frozen casseroles, soups, chili, green juices. was thinking of stocking up on easy to grab snacks, like fruit and larabars each week too. it will be nice that the other wives in the squadron will be making meals for us, but like you said, when you like to eat healthily, it makes it a little random.

  31. danielle on November 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I hate when I buy food that I know I can make better!!

  32. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) on November 21, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Bell looks hilarious in that hat!!

    I can’t wait to try this workout – thanks for posting. 🙂

  33. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 21, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    That’s a great idea to post some short, intense workouts. That’s exactly what we all need around this time of year. 😀

  34. Michaela on November 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks for this workout, Gina! I love ALL of them. Just did the short cardio and yoga inspired workout yesterday 🙂
    (and I spent last week in Arizona. Oh my, such a beautiful state!! Now I totally understand you :))

    • Fitnessista on November 21, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      🙂 !!!

  35. Brittany on November 21, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    I love quick, but hard interval workouts so I’ll have to give your Turkey Treadmill workout a try! Thanks lady.

  36. Nicole on November 22, 2011 at 10:06 am

    LOVED this workout! 20 minutes was perfect! I was a sweaty mess and loved it! Thanks! (I am doing last years Winter workout now too!

    • Fitnessista on November 22, 2011 at 10:09 am

      wahoo! 🙂

  37. Allison Galassie on March 27, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I’d love to do this workout, but how do you manage to switch between speeds on the treadmill so quickly?

    • Fitnessista on March 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      i usually start the interval 5 seconds before it “officially” begins so the treadmill has time to adjust up to the speed

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