Friday, April 13, 2012

Workin on my fitness

I haven't really posted much on what I do for my work outs, just the running part. But I thought you might be interested in some of my training. I'm always training for something whether its just life or a race. Right now as you know its the Spartan Race and Tough Mudder. But the running season has started and there's tons of races coming up that I'd like to get involved in.

I work out VERY regularly. About 5-6 times per week. My main focus is always on running and any exercise that will help that so I do a lot of lower body exercises but with the races rapidly approaching I need to get my upper body in better shape. And bikini season is coming too.;)

Run total time: 40 minutes
In that I did about 15 minutes of stairs. Just ran up and down 10 times with 30 seconds to 1 min breaks in between.
Gym total time: 45 minutes
200 jumping jacks
30 burpees
90 seconds of high knees
3 sets bicep curls
3 sets overhead press
3 sets chest press
3 sets chest fly
3 sets reverse fly
3 sets bench dips

AND I think about 3 more exercises that I can't remember and/or don't remember what they're called. I like to do HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). So I do 1 or 2 exercises then do burpees, jumping jacks or high knees in between. Then do another exercise, cardio, exercise, cardio, etc etc etc. I think this is the best way to train. You get way better results faster and you waste less time at the gym because you aren't really taking any breaks.

ALSO, I used the 12.5 weights and did 10-15 reps, depending on the move. I've been told I have to use heavier weights, that I'm stronger than I think. Sigh. FINE. I'm the worst at upping the weight when it has anything to do with my upper body, but my legs or abs I kill those with no problem. Lol

OK Gotsta go! This lady has got to eat! Time for a protein packed smoothie and wait for my afternoon run! Yup, you read that right. I'm going for a run around Stanley Park this afternoon too! Ha. You call me crazy? I got your crazy!





  1. Thanks for sharing your workout secrets! You are definitely one fit lady...workout in the morning and run in the afternoon. You've given me the motivation to hit the gym hard today :)

    1. Thank you thank you!! hope you did hit it hard! Love fitness and food! :)