I hope everyone's hump day has been going well! I'm surprised I even remember what day it is. With work being so busy lately, the days are speeeeeding by!
You will be happy to know that I semi-battled the break room munchies today. I got out with only a mini kit kat and snickers, then ate them + an apple at my desk. I didn't even touch the doritos and cheetos as they stared me down on my way out...dun dun dun...;)
Once I got home I decided to get a real workout at the gym in my complex. While the equipment is better than my previous complex's gym, it's definitely a downgrade in terms of the amount of equipment! There are only 4 treadmills and 4 ellipticals, 6ish weight machines, and no dumbbells! Apparently students work out more than adults? Now I understand why guys splurge for gym memberships because there definitely aren't enough weights to work all of your muscle groups. I think I'm going to start using my bands at home and doing some P90X arm and leg workouts to supplement my cardio workouts.
I am going to be hurting tomorrow after today's HIIT workout. That's the abbreviation for High-Intensity Interval Training. Basically, you're alternating high and medium intensity exercise. To get myself back in the HIIT groove, I did the following workout:
*First column is minutes and the second column is speed.
To me this is my favorite way to get me back into running for longer lengths of time. Once I'm back in the running groove, I try to do a HIIT workout at least once a week. The coolest thing about the treadmill I used was that you could program your own workout, complete with intervals and speed and elevation changes! This way, I wasn't able to talk myself out of hitting the speed up when my running interval came. ;)
I'm off to make some hummus and eat dinner! Remember, 2 days until the weekend begins!
Do any of y'all have a good HIIT workout that you like?