25 Minute Incline Walking Workout

It’s days like today that I feel extra grateful that I have a husband who craves a good workout. If it wasn’t for him, I definitely would’ve slept in and skipped the gym this morning.

When the alarm went off, I rolled over and silently hoped that Ryan would turn off the alarm and crawl back into bed. Bad sign number one: I heard him flick off the space fan. (We sleep with a small space fan on for white noise.) Bad sign number two: I heard Ryan’s electric toothbrush start whirring in the bathroom. He never brushes his teeth and then decides to go back to sleep, so I sighed, threw off the sheets and got dressed.

Now that my workout is over, I’m glad I went even though I definitely wasn’t in the mood this morning. Isn’t that how it always works!?  

While at the gym, I hopped on the treadmill and completed the following incline walking workout:

incline walking workout

I repeated the 25-minute workout one time for a total of 50 minutes. It felt good to sweat a bit and zone out on the treadmill. Though my mind was a bit fuzzy this morning, I couldn’t completely check out because the incline frequently changed during my workout which kept me engaged.

It was a good one!


When Ryan and I arrived back home, I ate a banana as I prepared a batch of scrambled eggs with yellow squash and avocado.

peeled bananas

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The avocado was the shining star!

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Time to get crackin’. I’m still in major catch-up mode and have an inbox that needs my attention.

Hope you have a great day!

Question of the Morning

  • When it comes to treadmill workouts, what type of workout is your favorite? Steady state running? Intervals? Inclines? Walking workouts? Or do you just hate the treadmill with a burning passion?

My favorite treadmill workouts are interval workouts because they make the time fly by!


  1. says

    I’m huge fan of intervals as well. Not only are they super effective (ie. burn a ton of fat), but they keep your workout from feeling mundane. I’m not a fast runner by long distance standards, so when I “sprint” on the treadmill intervals, I feel much more accomplishment than I do with a slow long run.


  2. says

    If i’m going to hit up the treadmill it must be some sort of interval work, right now i’m loving 1 mile intervals with 50 pushups and sit ups or jump squats and sit ups in between each mile until i finish 4 or 5 miles, its a totally heart beating workout!


  3. says

    I just love your treadmill workouts, it’s nice to mix things up! Question – when you walk steep inclines, do you hold onto the treadmill handle bar? I feel like holding on changes the challenge of the work out – just curious on your preference. Thanks!


  4. says

    Love the graphic!!

    When I am on the treadmill I try to run steadily for as long as I can without getting bored(about 20-30 min) and then switch to intervals because I can’t just run without getting anywhere for that long without mixing it up!!


  5. eliza says

    You are so lucky Ryan likes to work out. My fiance and I both have desk jobs and I am lucky if he’ll go on a quarter of a mile walk with me after work :( He looks like a healthy guy and is lucky he has a fast metabolism but he just does not like the gym or independent work outs like running. It would be cool if you did some sort of advice column because I am sure other girls could relate! :)


  6. @pluvk says

    I wish my hubby was as workout conscientious as Ryan! He’s easy to persuade… and he easily persuades me to go back to sleep! :-)

    When it comes to treadmills, I have to mix it up. I’d prefer steady-state… well, walking. But I do intervals to keep me interested.


  7. Zulema says

    Intervals mos def :) I don’t really like the treadmill too much but it does make me sweat and gets my heart rate up. And when I go to the gym I like feeling like to sweat, it makes me feel like I worked hard.


  8. says

    I used to bash on the treadmill! haha! But now I actually love it because I can run and not have any discomforts either now, and I’m guessing in the long run, as opposed to the pavement. I like to run outside too but that’s a lot more seldom.

    My fave treadmill routines are inclines with increasing speed. Ex: 7 min. incline 4+level 6, and then keep going up and then down. OR short intervals. But when I want to give my muscles a break, I just run steadily for about 20 minutes on level 6.5-7.0. :) So cool that you and Ryan always do this together!


  9. says

    I can ONLY walk on an incline on the treadmill… everything else is boring, and I MUST switch up speeds and intensities in order to get through it. I LOVE plowing through 15 incline at 4.2 mph… you feel pretty good after pushing through that! Love your workout, too,and when I am not teaching Zumba I’ll pull this one out :)


  10. beth says

    treadmill hater here! bad shin splints no matter how much i warm up. i just try to go for an ouside run at least 5 days a week throughout the year, and i’m a baby when it comes to cold, but i’ve learned to do it anyway! i only use the gym for weights.


  11. says

    I totally agree! Having a partner that is committed to fitness has been key in getting me up on those days where I just don’t feel like it!

    Thanks for sharing the workout! I’ve been wanting to try intervals with inclines for awhile. Now I have no excuse :p


  12. says

    I really despise the treadmill and have to do intervals to keep myself engaged if I’m running on one. I try to avoid it at all costs! I even ran when it was snowing once just to avoid it and I live in GA where it never snows HAH!


  13. Debbie says

    This may be a silly irrelevant question, but why do you sleep with white noise? Does it help you sleep better? Is there something scientific behind it? I’m so intrigued! haha :)


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