Good Morning! I have been all about workouts that require minimal (or no) equipment lately, and have another great one for you today that is slightly more challenging than last week’s.
I started with a 2.5 mile run, which makes this a workout you could easily complete at home if you have a set of dumbbells, but you could definitely take it to the gym and hop on any type of cardio equipment instead.
My personal goal was to get Roadie out of the house, knock out cardio, and hit all of the main muscle areas!
Cardio + Circuit Workout
After you complete your cardio of choice and one round of the circuit, repeat the circuit starting with the squats. The entire workout took me just about forty minutes to complete.
*Please remember to listen to your body and modify as needed. The workouts I post are what work best for me, but might not be the right type of exercises for you.
*If you are unsure on how to complete an exercise, please use the video references as a guide and listen for tips on form. Also, I always recommend consulting a doctor before drastically changing your current fitness routine!
As soon as I could, I moved my way over to the kitchen to whip up something easy for dinner. I was considerably hungry, as I knew Scott would be also coming home from his softball games, so I turned to an old favorite around our household.
Whole wheat linguine with Al Fresco Sundried Tomato chicken sausage in marinara sauce seasoned with red pepper flakes, oregano and garlic salt.
The sauce was low-sodium, so I figured it would be okay to include the garlic salt this time.
I skipped dessert and even woke up more satisfied than normal. It’s been a while since I have made pasta without using veggie noodles, so I guess that was to be expected.
This morning I turned to another go-to with a healthy oat and egg pancake topped in agave nectar and cinnamon.
I think I’m finally getting the hang on how to flip them. My biggest tip would be to be patient. Don’t try to hurry it along and flip it over until it’s ready! Use medium heat, a big spatula, and look for tiny bubbles to form to know when to go for it.
All right. The sun is shining, my coffee has kicked in, and it’s time to attack the day. I’m excited to finally go (online) laptop shopping (finally!) and have plans to make some kind of banana bread in between my much needed study sessions today.
When it comes to my laptops, I’m definitely a Mac girl. Any pros and cons or suggestions concerning the MacBook Pro vs. the MacBook Air?
Also, feel free to share your favorite banana filled recipe below. I’m in need of some inspiration!
Question of the Morning
• Do you like to use free weights, or do you prefer to use machines when strength training?
I go back and forth. Currently, I have been in the dumbbell type of training mode for the last couple of years. I’ll hop on a machine from time to time, but the majority of the time I enjoy completing and putting together workouts that I can do virtually anywhere!