Just Another Manic Monday…

Hi All!

Well, I made it through my first week of exams in grad school and came out on the other side to tell the tale. I am extra proud of myself because I didn’t let all that studying derail my workouts, which meant a lot of early mornings to get my day started off on a sweaty note. I’ve really been having fun doing Amanda Bisk’s Fresh Body Fit Mind 20 minute workout circuits, and have been incorporating those with some of my own. It makes getting up at 5 am easier to know that you can just crank out a pre-arranged workout that will be O-V-E-R in 20 minutes – it makes the whole situation a lot more doable. Ta DA!

In other news, get ready for return of the recipes. I will be making and reviewing Oh She Glows Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas recipe this week. So far, so good – I made her recipe for the enchilada sauce from scratch recipe last night and literally licked the spoon clean because it was that good. I have high hopes for this recipe. My gym boo R and her bf (both meat eaters) lovedddd them, and said they were even better as leftovers. So there’s my food project for this week. Get excited to hear how that all goes down! 😀

I thought I’d share my Wicked Intense track workout, since my legs feel like lead bricks going up and down stairs today. It was inspired by some of my favorite body weight exercises, incorporating things I’ve done in small group training with Sarah that I just kind of threw together into my own workout. The distances are estimates based on my scientific observation of the indoor track at my school, so change them to suit your needs/fitness level and give it a go. Also, I really like listening to David Guetta’s One Love album while I do this, the continuous mix just goes from one song to the other without pausing, it gives my workout good flow and it’s good running music. Just a thought.

L’s Wicked Intense Track Workout

Warm-up: Jog around the track for 5 to 10 minutes, or until your legs feel warmed up.

Dynamic Exercises: Do some front leg swings, walking hip openers, high knees or whatever you feel like to get your legs ready to rumble.

Round One

Sprint: 6 – 8 x 100m with walking or slow jogging in between (I sprint down the long straight edge of the track that’s about 100 m, and walk or jog once I get to the curved section. Here’s where listening to your body comes into play: I usually repeat this without a true rest until I basically want to die, which means doing this 6 to 10 sprints in a row. You do you!)

Rest 60 – 90 seconds

Body Weight Exercises: Walking lunges and side squats

Rest 60 seconds 

Round Two

Sprints: 6 – 8 x 100m sprints (Listen to your body)

Rest 60 seconds

Body Weight Exercises: Long jumps and frog jumps

Rest 60 seconds

Round Three

Sprints: 6 x 100m sprints

Rest 60 seconds

Body Weight Exercises: Walking lunges and side squats

Cool Down: Walk or slowly jog around the track for 5 minutes

Stretch

I added a short upper body workout after: holding a plank for as I long as I could, bear crawls (which made me dizzy and I promptly stopped) and then a bicep curl/tricep dip/push-up sequence of 12 reps each repeated three times. After all of that, I literally thought I might die, so I went home and make a Purple Power Smoothie and took the best shower of my life.

I hope you all have a great week this week!

With warmth,

L

 

 

3 thoughts on “Just Another Manic Monday…

    • Thanks dude, you’re the best! Actually I’m not super familiar, but I know Tufts has an indoor track! I would check that out if I were you. Track workouts are way less painful that I thought, it’s not as boring as I imagined and I’m totally addicted! 🙂 ❤

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