Category Archives: Intervals

Burpee Cardio Circuit

Hi everyone!

Sorry I’ve been MIA this week. I have been really busy with my internship. Which is going really well btw! I love occupational therapy more and more all the time. And I found this picture the other day that is awesome:

I can’t wait til I officially become an OT!

And now I have a great new workout for you all that I did today :). Wow was it challenging! It took me just over 20 minutes to complete and my chest was on fire throughout a lot of it haha.

Talk about completing a crazy amount of burpees! If you complete the workout the way I did, then you’ll do a total of 120 burpees at the end! However, I didn’t include push-ups in my burpees…I just didn’t feel like it…so you can choose which way to do it!

I followed this workout with a 20 minute walk through my neighborhood to cool down and get my heart rate lowered. All I can say now is bring on the food! This definitely worked up my appetite :).

If you are unsure of any move, you can search them on youtube!

I recently finished a great book called The Nightmare by Lars Kepler. It was awesome! This is Kepler’s second novel and the second in a series. I read the first one, The Hypnotist, last summer and it was really good as well! They are both swedish crime novels.

Here is the synopsis from Barnes and Noble:

On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from an abandoned pleasure boat drifting around the Stockholm archipelago. Her lungs are filled with brackish water, and the forensics team is sure that she drowned. Why, then, is the pleasure boat still afloat, and why are there no traces of water on her clothes or body?

The next day, a man turns up dead in his state apartment in Stockholm, hanging from a lamp hook. All signs point to suicide, but the room has a high ceiling, and there’s not a single piece of furniture around—nothing to climb on.

Joona Linna begins to piece together the two mysteries, but the logistics are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events. At its core, the most frightening aspect of The Nightmare isn’t its gruesome crimes—it’s the dark psychology of its characters, who show us how blind we are to our own motives.

This book was sooooo good! It was really intriguing and kept me guessing throughout it! If you like thrillers then I definitely recommend reading both of Kepler’s books!

Have a great weekend everyone :D.

30 Minute Endurance Interval Workout

Hi everyone!

I mentioned in Monday’s post that my Monday workouts are going to involve doing intervals. So, I have a new workout for you! This workout involves completing 3 minute long working intervals with recovery intervals that progressively decrease in length (and the longer recovery intervals include both jogging and walking). I was impressed with myself for being able to pump this workout out at 5:15am!

The total milage at the end was just over 3 miles…not bad if you ask me! As always, feel free to adjust the speeds to your liking. A 7.5mph speed is pretty challenging for me to hold for 3 minutes, but it may not be for those of you that run faster on a more consistent basis!

Anyway, last night my mom and I met with a DJ for the wedding and we really liked him. That’s another thing we can now check off our list! The only big things we have left are bridesmaid dresses, flowers, and cake. And bridesmaid dresses are going to be looked at this weekend :).

I hope you all have a great day! Stop by Kristen’s blog to see my guest post today!

Workout Wednesday

Happy hump day!!

I’m having a great time here in Florida with Chris :). On Monday we went for a nice walk on the beach in the evening. The view was gorgeous!

If the weather cooperates today we’ll be heading back to the beach to soak up some rays. The past two nights we’ve also had some tasty pita pizzas. I teased you all with a pic of them on Instagram on Monday…but honestly, the recipe isn’t even really a recipe haha. It’s just a combination of tasty ingredients!

Whole Wheat Pesto Pita Pizzas

Ingredients:

Whole wheat pitas

Pesto sauce: we found this sauce at Whole Foods and it is DELISH…we went with this because there was no cheese in it (Chris is lactose intolerant)

Tomato slices

Shredded Mozzarella cheese (we used Daiya cheese because it’s dairy-free and it melts really well for a dairy-free cheese!)

Ground turkey

Seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, oregano

Directions:

1. Brown the turkey in a skillet and season to taste with garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano

2. Spread pesto onto your pitas in a thin layer

3. Next pile on the sliced tomatoes and cooked turkey

4. Sprinkle on the desired amount of cheese

5. If you want, season with garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano to taste

6. Bake in toaster oven at 350* for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the pitas are getting crispy.

These pita pizzas were sooooooo good! Hence the reason we ate them for dinner two nights in a row hehe. And I totally had two pita pizzas each night…that amount was satisfying but didn’t make me feel overly stuffed!

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And now I have TWO new workouts for you :D. The first is one that I completed Saturday before the wedding. I didn’t have time to complete a long workout, but hey, as I said when I posted a pic on Instagram (can you tell that I love Instagram?? haha) you don’t need a lot of time to get in a good workout!

Here is the workout in pinnable form:

This next workout is one that I did yesterday at the gym! Sweat was dripping down my face during this haha. And the very last interval was killer…but I felt so accomplished at the end of it!

Catch you all later! Hope you have a wonderful day 🙂