Workout of the Week

This workout is another cardio session. Although it’s pretty simple as far as layout goes, it involves max effort. Find a track or a treadmill and get after it. Here you go…

1 Mile Run

3/4 Mile Run

1/2 Mile Run

1/4 Mile Run

Pretty simple, right? Well, I want you to do each of these distances as fast as you possibly can. Rest 3-4 minutes in between (or however long it takes you to recover and feel ready for the next interval).

WORK HARD!!!!

Monday Morning Motivation (on a Tuesday)

1920493_659017074133749_1428366419_nThis is very similar to the approach that I take with my own running.  Nobody has a perfect body, certainly not me.  But, if you can start focusing on what your body can do, as opposed to what your body looks like, then you’ll get so much more out of your workouts and life.  You can do more than you realize, so focus on that, and you’ll be much better off.

Healthy and Homemade

Memorial Day weekend is here and the food and drinks will be flowing.  Most of you will over-indulge – trust me, I’m including myself in that category.  But, for those of you who are going to be somewhat conscious of what you’re eating, here is a SUPER easy recipe for you to try out.

Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

 

Ingredients

1 16 oz can drained garbanzo beans

1 4 0z jar roasted red peppers

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 1/2 tablespoon tahini

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon ground cumen

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

Directions

In an electric blender or food processor, puree all ingredients.  Process them using long pulses, until the mixture is fairly light and slightly fluffy.  Make sure to scrape the mixture off the sides of the food processor or blender in between pulses.  Transfer to serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.Sprinkle the hummus with the chopped parsley before serving.

Sprinkle chopped parsley on top before serving.

Workout of the Week

This week I’ve got a cardio workout for you to complete.  It’s a pretty simple workout, only taking 25 minutes to complete, including a warmup.  Here is your workout:

5 Min warmup – Light jog 4 min/walk 1 min

Workout:

10 sets: Run 90 seconds/walk 30 seconds

2-3 minute cooldown (optional)

There you go, it’s as simple as that.  I want you running as quick as you can for 90 seconds.  I don’t care how slow you take it for the 30 second rest, but crank it up on the run.  You should be tired at the end of each set, but not so tired that you can’t maintain the same speed on the next set.  By the time you are on the last couple sets, you should be running much faster and expending a lot more energy.  Run hard enough on the last set so that you wouldn’t be able to maintain that speed on another set if you were to keep going.  A short and sweet workout, but one that should be tough!!

WORK HARD!!!

Shaking My Head

This picture is so wrong for so many different reasons.  Take away the fact that it’s a bunch of dudes in speedos hopping all up on each other.  Even if Sophia Vergara was in a thong bikini asking to do situps with her legs wrapped around my neck – okay, I think I just talked myself into it.  I’d definitely do it then.  Nonetheless, I think you get my point.