It has been a while since I’ve done an early morning workout. (By the way, I consider an “early morning workout” one where 1) I have to set my alarm to get up, and 2) I don’t eat breakfast before hand)
It used to be a regular part of my schedule during some parts of the school year, especially when I’d want to maximize productivity. A quick, 20-30 minute workout would not only energize me, but allow me to check something off my “list” first thing!
This morning I actually woke up 20 minute before my alarm, and didn’t feel completely droopy-eyed, so I decided I should take that as a sign saying “Nicole, go work out!!”
After a couple bites of banana (literally, two bites), I headed to the gym, where I completed this 30 ish minute treadmill pyramid workout:
- 0-4:00 @ 7 mph (Warm up)
- 4:00-7:00 @ 8 mph
- 7:00-7:30 @ 3.5 mph
- 7:30-8:30 @ 10 mph
- 8:30-9:00 @ 3.5 mph
- 9:00-11:00 @ 10 mph
- 11:00-12:00 @ 3.5 mph
- 12:00-15:00 @ 9.5 mph
- 15:00-16:00 @ 3.5 mph
- 16:00-20:00 @ 9.5 mph (Top of Pyramid / Longest interval)
- 20:00-21:00 @ 3.5 mph
- 21:00-24:00 @ 9.7 mph
- 24:00-25:00 @ 3.5 mph
- 25:00-27:00 @ 10 mph
- 27:00-28:00 @ 3.5 mph
- 28:00-29:00 @ 11 mph
- 29:00-30:00 @ 3.5 mph (Cool down)
Once I finished this workout, I headed back home and immediately poured myself a glass of water with mango ice cubes.
I’m not a huge fan of “spa water” or lime and lemon flavoured water, because I much prefer tropical fruits to citrus fruits. Mango-water on the other hand, game changer!!
The mango kick continued for breakfast. as I combined 2% Fage Greek yogurt, frozen mango, and GoLean Crunch cereal!
Now it’s off to work!