The workouts for this week focus on upper, lower and total body strength workouts and include supersets. Supersets are my favorite way to strength train (aside from basic strength training in circuit workouts) because they keep things moving and hold my interest.
Just in case you’re new to strength training, supersets are performed when you do two different exercises back-to-back without any rest in between the exercises. You can check out a superset workout from Fitness Magazine here. They are awesome!
Today’s workout also incorporated 20 minutes of cardio that I did on the treadmill.
My interval treadmill workout looked like this:
All I can say is that the 20 minutes I spent on the treadmill this morning put my usual 20-minute elliptical warm up to shame.
One of my favorite things about following a workout program is the way it makes me push myself. It’s so easy for me to default to an exercise routine that is comfortable and one that doesn’t really challenge me. Today’s workout through the boot camp program said to complete an interval workout, so I did it without question simply because I was simply supposed to do it. Exercise is so mental. It’s crazy.
Breakfast this morning was a cold and creamy bowl of overnight oats.
I made the oats with plain Greek yogurt, almond milk, chia seeds and oats. This morning I topped them with crushed almonds and a drizzle of honey.
Before signing off for the morning, I want to say one last thank you for your kind words and comments on the post about my mom’s new ‘do! Your support was overwhelming and so incredibly kind. Many of you have been touched by cancer and my family and I really appreciate you sharing your stories with us. Big hugs from the Bream and Fagan families are coming your way! Thank you.