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Workout of the Day - 9.5.12

9/05/2012 *Sara-Marie* 2 Comments

Even after my post on Monday about wanting to focus on my fitness, I didn't manage to workout on Monday or Tuesday of this week. Not a great start! SO, I'm going to start posting my workouts of the day (WOD) so that I can keep myself accountable.

My goal is to go spinning and do HIIT 3x a week. Today I managed to check off the box on one of each:
I didn't get up early to workout as I had originally planned because it was thunderstorming and snuggling with Mark under the covers was so much more fun. But I knew I had to snap myself out of it.

I took this workout out of the Everyday Paleo book and performed it right around lunch time in the comfort of my at-home office. It only took me 14 minutes and 28 seconds, so I really can't give the excuse of not having enough time. I actually found myself to be much more productive at work after a boost of energy from the quick workout.

For the Knee to Elbows, I used the Iron Gym Pull-up Bar that hooks onto my door frame. I couldn't bring my knees all the way up, so it was more like Knee to Waist - better than nothing!

Earlier in the week, I raved about performing 4 REAL pushups. Well in just a few more days, I got better! For every round, I started out in standard pushup form and did as many as I could. I would then switch over to modified pushups to complete the full 10 for the round.

ROUND 1: 7 standard pushups, 3 modified
ROUND 2: 5 standard, 5 modified
ROUND 3: 5 standard, 5 modified

So technically, I did 17 real pushups this afternoon. WOOT! 

I then worked until about 5:45pm and headed to the gym for the 6:15pm spin class. It was heavy hill day, so my legs are still wobbly. I wore my heart rate monitor during the class so I was able to see that I burned 429 calories. Makes me feel accomplished! 

So after having a so-so fitness start to the week, I feel energized and ready to kick butt at the rest of my workouts this week! 

I don't just want to be thin, I want to be STRONG.


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