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Thursday Butt Bustin’ Time!

Good morning y’all!!  We are set to have another great day here in ND…No, I’m not being sarcastic..yet (it may snow next week).  But, for now, we are still loving our warm temps and clear blue skies.

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I had some free time this morning, so I thought I would share a treadmill workout I put together for a friend.  AKA, I’m totally avoiding folding two loads of laundry, and giving Hank and Tilly a bath.  These are not my favorite chores to do, so I’m stalling.  Just like any full grown woman would do.  Tilly heard me say the “bath” word and went into hiding under my desk.  Therefore, I decided to take my cue from her, sit down with her at my desk, and type up a post.

This totally butt bustin’ 30 minute walking workout takes you on quite a few hills.  And, boy will these hills make your butt feel awesome!  The best part is how this workout will fly by.  You will be so busy changing your hills, that you won’t feel like you have been on the dreadmill…I mean treadmill for forever.

Happy Butt Bustin’!!


30 min Butt Bustin Hills

Yes!!! It Is FRIDAY!!!

It is here!!!  FRIDAY!!!  I honestly never thought this day would get here this week!!  I’ve been looking forward to it since Monday, and I think everyone I know has felt this week dragging on too.  Of course, I now have a snow storm that might prevent our girl’s night out from happening tonight.  I’m going to hope for the best, but there is a butt load of snow coming down and more on the way.  However, I’m still on my high from my run yesterday, so the snow isn’t dragging me down.

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Yesterday was an amazing running day for me!!  I haven’t had a great run in ages, and yesterday’s run is one for the books, especially since I did it on a treadmill.

I finally had some time between my spinning classes I taught to go upstairs and get on a treadmill.  I had my 5K Bacon Challenge to run and my running coach, Jen, wanted me to get in 3 miles, so I hopped on a treadmill after my first Spinning class, cranked up my Ipod (first song “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen…my new fav), and started running.  For once, I had zero distractions at the gym yesterday, and I was able to relax and go into my own little world.  I started thinking about a bunch of different things, and by the time I looked down at the reading on the treadmill I had gone 4.76 miles!!!  I almost fell off the treadmill when I saw this.  I felt like I had barely worked at all, and I was holding a 10:40 pace!!  I kept going, but had to stop at 5 miles to go teach my next Spinning class, and I was really upset that I had to stop running (lately I jump off the treadmill and run as fast as I can from it).

I don’t know where this amazing run came from, but I’m so glad I had it.  As of late, I’ve been thinking about postponing my half marathon until I can really get into it.  After yesterday, I think I’m going to stick with running, and try to keep it positive.

Today I’m teaching 2 Spinning classes and working out upper body with Rita.  I haven’t been able to workout with Rita for a few weeks, so I know I’m going to get my butt handed to me today, and I’m beyond excited to get said butt kicked!

I’ve had several requests at the gym for another walking treadmill workout, so here ya go!!  Remember to stretch when you are done.
30 MInute Walking Treadmill Workout

Back in North Dakota

Well folks, I’m back in freezing cold North Dakota.  I got home at 2 am on Monday morning.  A blizzard in Minnesota delayed my flights, but thankfully, I didn’t have any cancelations to deal with.

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Leaving Florida and coming back to North Dakota is always hard for me.  Every time I say good-bye to my friends and drive off to the airport I always start tearing up.  All those times I’m always thinking that I just cannot handle going back to North Dakota and my life there.  This time things were different.

As I was pulling away from my friend Kim’s house I didn’t break down in tears like I usually do (honestly happens every time).  Instead, I started thinking about my friends and coworkers at the gym.  I was actually looking forward to going back to North Dakota to see them and get back to teaching Spinning.  Plus I wanted to share what I learned about aerial yoga with them.

When I got up Tuesday morning I was so excited to go to work and see everyone, and sure enough they were all there welcoming me back with smiles and questions about my trip.  I cannot thank everyone I work with enough.  I think Rita said it the best when I was talking to her about this while working out…”We are all here for each other and we are each other’s support system.”

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So a special thank you to Andrea, Rita, Margel, Sandy, Alina, Joyce, my wonderful students, so many others that I work with at the Y, and even Leo (I know the man will smile one of these days).  You have made North Dakota…dare I say it…start feeling like a home to me.  Y’all have given me more than I can every give you in return.

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Alright, enough of me being sentimental and time for Workout Wednesday.  Today I have the treadmill workout I did on Tuesday.  I was pretty tired from all of my traveling yesterday and I didn’t want to run or jog before teaching my cycling class.  Instead, I walked on the treadmill with some fun hills thrown it to burn some fat off of my bootie.  I hope you have as much fun on these hills as I did.
30 Minute Treadmill Butt Buster

How Did It Get Here So Fast!?!

This week has been absolutely chaotic for our family.  All of us have had something to go to every day and evening.  Therefore, it was no surprise that I ran out of clean socks yesterday morning.  I ended up having to wear my son’s socks to the gym, and change into an extra pair I had in my locker.  Thankfully my husband and son still had plenty of clean clothing.  One of these days I’m going to get all the laundry caught up…I’m just not sure when.  Is there a mom out there who has ever been able to stay caught up on laundry?  If so, please share your secret, because it is starting to get out of control here.

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With our busy week I somehow thought that the holidays were farther away than they really are.  We are a half Jewish half Catholic household, so December can get pretty busy with Hanukkah and Christmas all in one month.  Somehow, I thought I had more time to prepare for Hanukkah…I don’t.  Hanukkah starts tomorrow evening at sundown, and I don’t even have the potatoes for the latkes!!!  What kind of Jew have I become!?!  I will be making a mad dash to the grocery store after I teach my spinning class to stock up on all the food for our Hanukah feast!   I’m planning on brisket, latkes, garlic grits, roasted veggies, and baked blueberry glazed doughnuts!  I’ll post all the recipes soon!

This year I’m going to bake doughnuts instead of frying them.  Jelly filled doughnuts are a Hanukah tradition in most Jewish households.  This year I’m going to make baked blueberry glazed doughnuts, in an attempt to try to make the holidays a bit healthier.  I found a great recipe at the Country Cleaver blog.  This actually looks like a delicious and somewhat healthy (it is as healthy as a doughnut can get) doughnut.  The recipe even uses Greek yogurt!

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I do have the menorah out, polished, and ready to go!  At least I can get that part done.Smile

In the meantime, here is the treadmill workout I’ll be doing before I workout with Rita and teach my spinning class.
30 Minute Treadmill Hills with Runs

Getting Organized and a Full Body Workout

It is time for me to get better organized!  I’m actually an organize freak, but when it comes to workout routines I come up with while I’m at the gym things are a little different.  I’ll write what I do down on a sheet of paper, and then shove it in a folder or in a file bin (in no order).  Then, I will proceed to pile more papers and workouts on top of that.

Well, I decided to spend part of this week getting everything in order and in 3-ring binders with page protectors.  A lot of my stuff got shoved into a box once we moved to North Dakota and I was no longer going to a gym.  I feel like I’m making new discoveries while organizing everything.

During my organizing rampage, I came across so many workouts that I loved to do at our gym in Florida.  One in particular was a favorite of mine.  I was so excited to come across it!  It will be my workout for Saturday morning!

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This workout will have you finding those muscles you didn’t know you had and burning those calories off from you Halloween candy in no time!  Make sure you do some cardio before or after this workout too!  I taught my 30 minute spinning class, but this 30 Minute Treadmill Interval would go great with this weight workout.

Below are examples you can view if you are not sure of how to do a certain exercise and a readable version of this workout!


Find Your Muscles Workout

A 30 Minute Treadmill Interval to Burn off the Sugar!

First, I want to announce the winner of the giveaway!!!!  Sara Miley has won the two necklaces…one for her and one for her to give to a friend!  Sara, could you email me at andreach2@yahoo.com, so I can ship the necklaces to you?

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween yesterday!!!  We had a ton of fun passing out candy, trick-or-treating, and carving pumpkins.  Actually, I should say my husband had a good time carving the pumpkins.  He did an amazing job too!  Each year he goes all out on the pumpkins, and they are so cool.  What amazes me is how he can do it all without a pattern.  The man has artistic talent!

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Well, I’m really proud of myself this morning.  I only had one piece of candy and one popcorn ball for Halloween.  I honestly see that as a success for last night.  Usually I’m diving into the candy as I’m passing it out.  Kit-Kats and Butterfingers are my weakness.  This year I just wasn’t in the mood for any of it.  I honestly credit working out so much lately.  It makes your body crave healthier foods.

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My son was a different story.  I let him have 4 pieces of candy on top of whatever he had at school earlier in that day for their school party.  As you can see from the picture, he had quite the load!  This morning he had a “sugar/late night trick-or-treating hangover.”  Getting him out of bed and ready for school was a chore!

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Thankfully I’m off to the gym to teach and workout this morning, so I know I can burn off that massive popcorn ball I ate (my neighbor makes the best popcorn balls ever).

Here is a 30 minute treadmill interval workout to help you burn off any of that unwanted sugar you may have eaten last night.  This workout will take you on two hills while incorporating some speed-work on the “flats” in-between hills.


30 Minute Hills and Speed Treadmill Interval

30 Minute Interval Zombie Treadmill Run!

This year I was unable to do the Run for Your Lives Zombie 5K Run.  I absolutely love this race and obstacle course.  If you have never done it, I highly recommend you sign up for the one nearest you!  This race is a ton of fun, and even more fun if you do it with a group of friends (unless your one friend throws you into a zombie in order to save herselfSmile).

At the beginning of this fun filled race you are given a belt with flags on it…just like in flag football.  Your goal is to make it through the race with at least one flag left.  The zombies will try to take your flags throughout the race, but there are “health bonuses” throughout the course with more flags for you to pick-up.  There are also optional obstacle courses for you to do if you would like (be prepared to get muddy if you do).  At the end you will receive a medal based on if you are “alive” or if you have joined the “undead.”  Trust me when I say this is a race you must do.  You will find yourself laughing and shrieking the whole way through.  Plus there is a great party with vendors, food, and drinks after the race!  I know for a fact that I will be at the one in Minnesota next year with at least one friend, and I’m really excited about doing this race again!

In the meantime, I’ve come up with an interval treadmill run based on my experiences at my previous Run for Your Lives Zombie 5K Run.  First, you start out walking and looking around.  Then, you hear something, so you start jogging.  Finally, a zombie is coming for you, so you take off sprinting.  This should burn quite a few calories off your bum and you could do it on an elliptical too!  Enjoy!


Zombie Treadmill Run 2