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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!


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.


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!


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

20 Minute Treadmill Workout and a Great Discovery

I have discovered something truly wonderful!  It is sweet and creamy and becoming a new addiction.  My new wonderful discovery is…drum roll please…Biscoff Spread! If you love peanut butter and cannot live without Nutella, then Biscoff Spread will have you in heaven in no time flat. This sweet spread is made from those wonderful cookies they used to give you on all your flights.


I came across this wonderful spread when looking for apple oatmeal recipes. A woman was adding this spread to her oatmeal in the morning. Well, I didn’t know these wonderful cookies were turned into a spread, so I went to Amazon and ordered myself some.  If you live in bigger cities and towns you will be able to find this at your local grocery store and Walmart.

Now, I have a wonderful friend who loves the Biscoff cookies you get on your flights, so I waited to open the jar and sample the goodness until she was able to come over and try it with me. Well, it was all we could do not to dive into that jar like a couple of pigs with our spoons. She immediately ordered some for herself too! As for me, well, we are on our second jar.

I’ve been racking my brains with ways to bake with this spread, and I’ve come up with two of my own recipes.  Pumpkin Spice Muddie Buddies and Biscoff Apple Streusel Muffins.  I’ll be making the Muddie Buddies today after the gym, so keep an eye out for the recipe!

On to the workout for today!

Today is another cold dreary day, and I hate days like this.  They make you feel so unmotivated to do anything.  Thankfully I’m teaching cycling at the gym today, so there will be no slacking off for me today.  I’m only teaching a 30 Minute Cycle Express class today, so I’m going to want to do a bit more cardio afterwards, so I’ll head upstairs to the treadmills and do a 20 Minute Treadmill Workout.  This workout is designed to kick those butt muscles in gear and get rid of that pesky fat back there tooSmile.  You will stay at a consistent fast walking pace the whole time while climbing some hills.  The time will fly by on this one.  Trust me.

20 Minute Glute Treadmill Workout

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

Treadmill Fun!

Here is another great treadmill workout.  It is a great interval pyramid that is guaranteed to make your time on the treadmill fly by!  Personally, I’m a big fan of pyramids.  This interval will take you up in speed and then bring you back down with one big burst of speed at the end.  You will be sweating and burning those calories away!

30 Minute Treadmill Interval Workout