Odds and Evens Treadmill workout

Happy hump day friends! How’s your week going? Over here I have been struggling a little getting back on schedule after the long weekend. I only slept in an extra half an hour or so a couple of days over the weekend, but it has made my mornings seem extra early this week.

With all the hustle and bustle during the holiday season, I find that I am often in need of a workout (it is a definite stress reliever for me) but am short on time. So I am always trying to squeeze in a quick sweat session where I can. This odds and evens treadmill workout is great 30-minute cardio workout that can be completed on its own, or paired with some strength training if you have a little more time. This is a great workout for a walking pace since it includes plenty of inclines.  But you can also pick up the pace a little too up the challenge.

Odds & Evens Treadmill workout

As always, feel free to modify as needed and listen to your body. It is also advisable to talk to your healthcare provider before starting a new fitness routine.

Looking for a quick strength workout to pair with it? How about this plank workout?

Hope you have a great day!


Fit for Fall Circuit Workout

Hey Friend’s, happy Thursday!  How are you today?  A quick post today because I need to get packing.  I am off to Portland today!  I will be back here on the blog on Tuesday, but you can catch me on Instagram over the weekend.  I also wanted to take a moment to observe Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day.  Thank you to those that have served.

Today I also have a workout to share, if completing four rounds this workout will take around 30 minutes.  You can also adjust the number of rounds, which makes it perfect for squeezing in a quick workout. As written, the only equipment needed is a set of dumbbells.  If you do not have any weights handy though, try the following substitutions:

Squats or squat jumps instead of the dumbbell swings

Push-ups in place of the chest press

Tricep dips instead of the tricep kickbacks

Fit for Fall

As always, feel free to modify as needed to meet your needs.

Any plans for the upcoming weekend?  Do you pack in advance or last-minute?  I am an advance planner in almost all areas of life but usually, wait until the night before or morning of to pack.

Hope you have an amazing rest of the week/weekend!  See you Tuesday!

Quick total body strength and cardio workout 

Happy hump day friends!  How are you?  How was your Tuesday?  I forgot to finish my makeup yesterday (I put on eyeshadow but forgot my eyeliner and mascara).  It really wasn’t that big of a deal, but it was out of character for me and kind of a weird way to start the day.  Fortunately, I got back on track and felt pretty focused the rest of the day

Hell week at Orangetheory started yesterday, and I am participating, so that will pretty much be my workouts this week.  I wanted to share a workout I did last week though, which I really enjoyed.  This is a quick total body workout, that incorporates small bouts of cardio.  This workout can be done at home, using only a set of dumbbells.  The type of cardio is up to you, but aim for higher intensity to get the heart rate up.  If you are outside, a jog or run works well.  If you are in a gym, your cardio machine of choice will work (I am partial to the rower for short bursts like this).  At home, jumping jacks, burpees, jogging in place or any other cardio moves can be used.  If you are looking for a more challenging or longer workout, the full workout can be repeated.

For each round complete 12 repetitions of each exercise, then 10 of each, and last 8 of each before moving to the cardio.  After completing the cardio, move to the next round of exercises.

As always, please modify to meet your needs and listen to your body.

What workouts have you been enjoying recently?  Do you prefer to workout at home or at the gym?  Orangetheory friends, are you participating in hell week?


Halloween workout playlist

Hey friends! How are you today?  Happy Friday eve!

Friday the 13th eve to be specific (ohh spooky)!

Since it is October and Halloween festivities are coming up, I put together a little Halloween themed workout playlist to share.  This is a mix of classic and newer songs that all have at least a little spooky/Halloween flare to bring to your next workout.  The first and last songs are great for warm-up and cool down, everything in between is great for working out while enjoying the season!

Halloween Workout Playlist

You can also find this playlist on my Spotify, here.

Looking for a workout to pair it with? You could always go with some creepy cardio to complete the theme;)

Do you have any favorite Halloween songs?  Are you superstitious about Friday the 13th? I am not, but enjoy the novelty of it.

Hope you have a great day!  See you tomorrow with some favorites from the week!

Creepy Cardio Workout

Hey, welcome to the blog today!  Hope your week is off to a great start.

My mom had offered to come watch the babies last night so the hubs and I could enjoy a little date (thanks, mom)! We headed to Roadhouse cinemas to catch a screening of It.  I love Roadhouse, you reserve seats in advance, so there is not the rush to get there early for the best seats.  They are also full service and have a drink and dinner menu.  A server comes and gets your order prior to the show starting and brings your food and drinks right to you.  There is also a ton of leg room, which the hubs is especially appreciative of, he is pretty tall.

I was a little nervous to go see It.  I actually love horror movies.  Or at least, I love the traditional Nightmare on Elm Street variety.  I really don’t care for the newer ones with realistic violence and I can’t stomach torture movies.  Anyhow, while I like horror movies, I have a bit of a clown phobia, which I am pretty sure is a result of seeing the original It, so I was apprehensive about seeing this remake.  I don’t think my clown phobia will be going away anytime soon, but it was nice to get out and enjoy a date night with the hubs.  We both agreed that the movie is well done and SUPER creepy.

Since I have creepy, Halloween stuff on the brain right now, I wanted to share this creepy cardio workout with you today!  Ok, maybe it isn’t especially creepy, but it is a great little cardio workout in 30 minutes.

I set this up as a running workout so it could be done on a treadmill or outside.  If running is not your jam though you could easily complete it on the elliptical or bike and approach the jogs as a medium effort, the runs as an increased effort and the sprints as an all-out effort.

Creepy cardio workout (1)

As always, listen to your body and adapt as needed.  Let me know if you give it a try.

Question: Do you like horror movies?  Seen any good movies on Netflix recently?  We rarely go to the movies, but it is always nice to have some in the queue on Netflix or Hulu.

What is your preferred type of cardio?

Fall into Fitness Workout

Hey guys, how are you today?  Happy Thursday!  Also, happy fall eve!  Tomorrow is the official start of fall.  It is still pretty hot here in AZ, but I am all about the fall things anyways.  I am excited about fall adventures and have been enjoying iced pumpkin spice coffee for a couple of weeks now.

Today I wanted to share a quick workout with you.  I did this workout last weekend, and it was quick (about 15 minutes) but challenging.  So it is great if you are short on time.  You can also repeat it if you are looking for a longer workout.  You will need a set of dumbbells and a bench or step (I used the bottom step on my stairs).  To complete, warm up for few minutes first.  Then begin with the first circuit, the step up to bicep curl and froggers.  You will complete 12 of the step-up curls (first exercise), then 8 froggers (second exercise).  Then 10 of the first exercise, followed by 8 of the second exercise.  The last set is 8 of the first exercise followed by 8 of the second exercise.  This circuit is followed by a quick round of cardio (toe taps) before moving on to the next circuit (lunge with lateral lifts and release push-ups).  The format for the second and third circuits is the same as the first.  You will move through one circuit, then to the cardio burst, then onto the next circuit.

Fall into Fitness

As always, listen to your body and modify as needed.   Hope you enjoy!

Questions:  What are you most excited about this fall?  Do you have any favorite fall fitness activities?  I love going for jogs and hiking as the weather cools off.

Quick Jump Rope Tabata Workout

Happy Wednesday friends! How is your week going? The first half of the week has dragged over here.  But, it is starting to sink in that a three-day weekend is coming up, so I am super excited for that!

I am not sure exactly why (our schedule is pretty normal this week), but I feel short on time.  I have been trying to counteract that rushed feeling by getting in quicker workouts and making quick meals.  Like this one I shared yesterday.

I got a new jump rope last weekend and have been marveling at what a good cardio challenge it is.  I did this Tabata workout earlier in the week and really felt like I got my money’s worth in a short amount of time. Completing two rounds will make for an approximately 12-minute workout.  Perfect for when you are short on time but still want to get a high-intensity workout in.  If you have more time and want an additional challenge, add on 1-2 more rounds.

12 Minute Tabata workout-Jump rope-

As always, listen to your body and feel free to modify as needed.  Let me know if you give it a try.

Do you ever jump rope as part of your workouts? What’s your favorite home gym item?