Yesterday, February 2nd, Groundhog’s Day, day of the biggest snowstorm of the year here in MN, also happened to be my birthday!! I started my day off with two of my favorite things – coffee and a great workout!! I decided to challenge myself, because this year is all about breaking out of my comfort zone and really changing and growing in all areas of my life.
Now, I love running, don’t get me wrong, but put me on a treadmill and I am BORED out of my mind in minutes. I would pick a run outdoors, even in cold temps or rain, over a run on the treadmill any day of the week! So what did I choose to do for my awesome birthday workout….run on the treadmill lol! Why?? Because I knew it would CHALLENGE me because it was something I didn’t really want to do. Not only did I run on the treadmill, but instead of a flat steady state run, I did a 30 minute Barry’s Bootcamp circuit!! It had me jogging, sprinting, running up steep hills, and even hanging on to the sides of the treadmill with my knees raised – and guess what?! I LOVED it!! I wasn’t bored at all and I TOTALLY challenged myself by doing something different. After finishing my cardio, I ended my training with the birthday themed workout posted below!
I encourage you to do something that challenges you every day – even if you think it is something small – it will become part of your journey and change you in the long run!! Remember, life is a marathon, it is not a sprint – live, love, and enjoy each day to the fullest!!
I came into this world on a blizzard weekend 32 years ago, and I know I was born with a fire in my soul to keep life interesting – thank you for being a part of my journey and I am so grateful our paths have crossed! xoxo
Thirty-Two :: Birthday Themed Workout
**Set your interval timers to 30 seconds work/15 seconds rest for 32 total rounds – however, after each 30 seconds work, you will immediately do 2 burpees during the 15 second block of rest. The amount of rest you will actually have depends on how quickly you complete your two burpees. So 30 seconds work + 2 burpees for 32 rounds is how I decided to play on my age of 32.
Repeat exercises on the intervals explained above, 4x through (make modifications if you do not have the designated equipment) ::
1. 2x Squat Jump, 8x High Knees
3. Wall Ball
4. Ball Slams
5. Walkout to Plank, 2x Shoulder Tap, 2x Plank Jack
6. Plyo Lunge
7. 8x Mountain Climber, 2x Pushup
8. Squat & Press