30 Minute Treadmill Workout

Whoa baby. What a workout this morning! Phew.

Yesterday evening, as I was perusing blogs, I came across an interval workout on Holly’s blog that really intrigued me. I printed off her workout and tucked it into my mini gym bag and awoke this morning feeling inspired to give it a go.


I hopped on a treadmill next to Ryan (seriously loving his new initiative to do more cardio) and started my workout with some incline walking before hunkering down and blasting through Holly’s workout.

Though Ryan and I usually talk when we do our side-by-side cardio (he does 20 minutes and then heads to the weight room), today I was all business.

In the end I spent 30 minutes on the treadmill that looked like this:


Minutes Incline Speed
0-5 8.0 4.0
5-8 1.0 6.5
8 – 8:30 1.0 9.0
8:30 – 9:30 1.0 6.5
9:30 – 10 1.0 9.1
10 – 11 1.0 6.5
11 – 11:30 1.0 9.2
11:30 – 12:30 1.0 6.0
12:30 – 13 1.0 9.3
13 – 14 1.0 6.0
14 – 14:30 1.0 9.4
14:30 – 15:30 1.0 6.0
15:30 – 16 1.0 9.5
16 – 17 1.0 6.0
17 – 17:30 1.0 9.6
17:30 – 18:30 1.0 6.0
18:30 – 19 1.0 9.7
19 – 20 1.0 6.0
20 – 20:30 1.0 9.8
20:30 – 21:30 1.0 6.0
21:30 – 22 1.0 9.9
22 – 23 1.0 6.0
23 – 23:30 1.0 10.0
23:30 – 25 1.0 6.0
25 – 30 8.0 4.0

I was a hot mess by the time this workout was over. It ranks right up there with the incline workout of death in terms of difficulty.

Thankfully, I swiped on some Degree motion sense deodorant that the company sent to me to try out before heading to the gym. (I’m not sure what they’re trying to tell me about my hygiene…)

The deodorant kept my little pits smelling so fresh and so clean the whole time. (Ain’t nobody dope as me, I’m just so fresh, so clean! Gotta love throwback Outkast.) Honestly, I really liked the smell of this stuff. It was feminine and light without being too floral or nauseating.

Since I wanted to walk home from the gym with Ryan, I rounded out my workout by peddling lightly on the elliptical for another 20 minutes while I waited for him to finish his workout.


Once I arrived home, I took Sadie on a quick 20 minute walk before making a beeline for the kitchen to down a big bowl of overnight oats that awaited me in the fridge.

This batch of overnight oats included:

  • 1/4 c. old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate peanut butter cup protein powder (I use All the Whey)
  • 1/2 c. almond milk
  • Chia seeds (probably close to 2 tbsp.)
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into pieces

This was a winning combination fo’ sho’! I was happy to sneak some extra protein into this morning’s bowl and loved the flavor and creaminess that the banana added to the mix. The banana was key in this bowl!

I ate my breakfast as I blogged this little post!

Eating + blogging… I catch myself doing this an awful lot. Smile

Time to grab my lunch and head out the door. Today is like my Friday, as I am taking tomorrow off from work to head to Ft. Myers for our friends’ wedding! I’m not sure what my time constraints will be over the weekend, but if any of you guys live in the Ft. Myers area and are interested in a blogger meet up, please shoot me an email at pbfingers@gmail.com and we’ll see if we can set something up.

Enjoy your Thursday!


  1. Megs says

    WOW! How did you get the treadmill up that high and not fall off without holding on? Please tell me the secret!!

    Hope you are feeling better


  2. Leora says

    Reading this post inspired me – I tried doing this workout tonight but could only make it 20 minutes in! I had to slow it down and I did a longer, modified version. New goal – finish this workout!


  3. elena says

    how many grams of protein do you get a day?i am not sure i am getting enough.

    also, i have found that the carba noodles are extremely expensive.is the al dente website the cheapest place you could find them? thank you.


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