First Workout of The Month

by HEAB on January 4, 2010

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My arms feel like Jell-O, and my burpees could use a lot of work. :)

This morning, I started my month of online personal training with Lindsey from Lean Bodies Health and Fitness. Yesterday, I wrote the workouts would last 45 minutes to an hour, but they are actually only 30 to 45 minutes. After warming up on our stationary bike for 5 minutes, I did some Hyperbolic Resistance Training with a Pulse Pyramid. It basically involved 5 different exercises (reverse lunges, burpees, jumping jacks, etc), each done for 30 seconds. For the first round, I did one exercise for 30 seconds and then rested for 30 seconds. Then, I added an exercise each round until all I was doing all 5 in a row with a rest period at the end of each round, and then I built back down. The entire pyramid took about 16 minutes, but it was intense! I then cooled down on the bike for 10 minutes and did some plank and side plank ab work. Total workout time was 38 minutes. Short and efficient, just like I prefer my workouts to be.

It was then time for breakfast. You know what’s better than oats in a waning nut butter jar?????

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Oats in a waning ice-cream container! There was about one serving left, and I poured my cooked oat bran mixed with Jay Robb vanilla rice protein powder, cinnamon, and maca on top of the remaining ice-cream. So Delicious!

I’m leaving the comments open until midnight tonight on my Goddess Guidebook giveaway post. Click here for a chance to win one of Leonie’s beautiful 2010 workbook/planners.

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For any Facebookers out there, I finally created a HEAB page. To become a fan, click here. Many thanks for all of your support!

Also, thank you for all your well wishes and healing prayers. I’m still congested, but no fever or aches. Definitely nothing but a cold. Yay – no flu.

For many of you, myself included, it’s our first week back at work. Seek out the positives and smile. Spring will be here before we know it! :)