Lately I have been trying to get my workout in before my husband leaves for work. But on the days when he has to leave by 6:45am, my poor sleep deprived pregnant body can't/refuses to get up by 5:30am. Instead I will do some cardio and strength intervals at home in my front room while the little one is still asleep. Although I did do one the other day when she was awake and she found it very entertaining. She especially loved the jump rope which made things a little tricky for me. She was actually a great personal trainer because she never wanted me to stop jump roping.
Here is an interval you can do with minimal equipment. I really am a fan of this kind of workout because you can get both the cardio and strength going at the same time.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
anyone still with me?..
If not it is never too late to start over.
Your last and final week will look like your week 2 plan, except you will keep the cardio minutes at 60 min per session.
Click here for the week 2 plan-
I realize I didn't do a weekend workout for week 2 so here it is-
If possible do this outside. Create a walking/running course that is 3 miles long. If outside isn't a possibility you can do this on a treadmill. You are going to walk/run this course and time yourself from start to finish. Before you start do a 5 minute warm-up and be sure to cool-down adn stretch after you finish.
If 3 miles isn't a challenge for you then make it a 5 mile course.
Challenge yourself to do this course again in 6 weeks with the goal to do it in a faster time (Don't let this me the end of your own personal fitness challenge).
And don't forget to keep up with the nutrition challenges...
1. Fruits and Veggies- Get 9 servings in one day (click here for helpful tips)
2. Au Natural- Same as last week...no refined carbs or artificial sweeteners for 1 day (hopefully by now you are starting to do this more than one day a week)
3. Healthy Start- For 2 mornings this week be sure to get a breakfast that includes both whole grains and healthy protein. (if you haven't tried the whole grain waffle recipe I posted earlier you should definitely give it a try...delicious. Especially topped with all the fresh berries that are inseason right now).