At the gym this morning, I took a cue from Ryan and decided to incorporate some intense incline walking into my treadmill workout. I wasn’t feeling particularly creative, so I asked him what workout he was doing and loosely mimicked his plan.
Ryan began at an 8.0 incline and increased the incline on his treadmill by 1.0 every minute until he got to a 15.0 incline, while still maintaining a 4.0 pace. That seemed a bit intense for my liking and I wanted to included some running in my workout, so I changed things up a bit and completed the following 35-minute session:
(If you’re a fan of mixing up running with incline walking, you may also enjoy this workout.)
While I was running, the song “Bicycle Race” by Queen started blasting. I find it ironic that I love listening to a song about riding a bike when I’m running. “I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my biiiiike.” It’s a good one.
I rounded out my workout with five minutes on the rowing machine and 10 minutes on the elliptical.
I have a meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. at Starbucks today and figured I would probably order a Frappuccino to enjoy at that time. Everything in my head said not to make a smoothie for breakfast this morning since I’d be sipping on something cold and creamy again in a few hours… but you know how that goes.
The minute I tell myself I can’t have something or shouldn’t eat something, I want even more.
And so I had it.
Hooray for smoothies!
You better believe I licked the cup clean.
Time to make my first cup of coffee from our new coffee maker!
Question of the Morning
If you tell yourself that you shouldn’t eat/buy/do a certain thing, does it make you more or less likely to do it?