Jan 29, 2011

Interval Workout + a Giveaway!

A lot of people ask me what I do at the gym. My short answer is babe-watch. My long answer is…boring. I realize I need to be better about posting what I’m doing in the gym because I promise I’m not really goofing off the entire time. Interval workouts are my favorite while on the treadmill because you won’t get as bored and the recovery is just long enough to lower your heart rate to rev you for the next interval. Here is what I did this morning.

On the treadmill:

Minute: Speed (m.p.h.)  
0-5:00 4.0 warm-up
5:00-8:00 6.0 run
8:00-9:00 7.0 sprint
9:00-12:00 6.0 run
12:00-13:00 7.5 sprint
13:00-16:00 6.0 run
16:00-17:00 7.0 sprint
17:00-20:00 6.0 run
20:00-21:00 7.5 sprint
21:00-24:00 6.0 run
24:00-25:00 7.0 sprint
25:00-28:00 6.0 run
28:00-29:00 7.5 sprint
29:00-32:00 6.0 run
32:00-33:00 7.0 sprint
33:00-36:00 6.0 run
36:00-41:00 4.0 cool-down
41:00-43:00 3.5 optional cool-down

Here is my thought process throughout the 43 minutes. I have a.d.d.

Minute 0-5: Ok whennnnnn can I run? This is boring.

Minute 6: YES, go go go!

Minute 9: Ugh, there is nothing good on t.v. I’ll watch the crisis in Egypt. Holy crap, is somebody running with a computer?

Minute 13: I feel hot.

Minute 19: That would be sweat dripping down my cheek.

Minute 21: Tooooo much clothing on.

Minute 32: Where the crap is minute 36? I’m ready to walk.

Minute 39: This treadmill has FANS?

I seriously had no idea the treadmill had fans until I had only a couple minutes left. That would have been really nice…I was so freaking hot, but happy with my results.IMG00317-20110129-1213

After I got home, I made a refreshing drink using a Yoplait frozen smoothie pack. I received a free smoothie pack from Yoplait courtesy MyBlogSpark. yoplalti frozen smoothie  package ble pomThese smoothies contain a whole (1/2 cup) serving of fruit, and when made with skim milk, you get your calcium, too! I also added Greek yogurt for protein.

In the blender:

- 1 Yoplait Blueberry pomegranate smoothie pack

- 1 cup skim milk

- 8 oz. Greek yogurt

Blend for 1-1/2 minutes. Makes two servings.blueberry pomegranate smoothie

Giveaway time! MyBlogSpark and Yoplait have teamed up and offered to give one of you a prize pack. You will receive a small gym bag, a water bottle, a diet & fitness journal, and a coupon for one free smoothie pack.yoplait smoothie-1-webThe smoothie packs are available in four flavors: Blueberry Pomegranate, Strawberry Banana, Triple Berry, and Strawberry Mango Pineapple.

To enter: Please let me know which flavor you’d like most! Giveaway ends on Tuesday at 12:00 PM. Good luck!