Category Archives: Workout

Exercise and Eats for July 31

Is anyone as excited as I am about the XXX Olympics??!! I am facinated with the Olympics and love hearing about all the inspirational stories. I don’t know about you but the level of athlete and training make me want to step it up a notch or two. I am definitely not working as hard as I could. But everyday is a new day to try again. put this together and I thought it was great for those of us watching the olympics.

Here is my dinner plan for this week:

  •  Sunday: Leftovers – nothing exciting.
  • Monday: Todd and I are going to the Aerosmith concert, heading downtown for dinner!!!! I am so ready to rock and roll!!!
  • Tuesday: Sun-dried Tomato Grilled Chicken with Arugula and Cannellini Bean Salad.
  • Wednesday: Smoked Paprika Pork and Saffron Rice, Kale Chips
  • Thursday: Pig Night (anything goes)
  • Friday: Beef and Polenta Bake
  • Saturday: To Be Determined 🙂

Activity Plan:

  • Monday: Off Day – walking around downtown Houston and rocking out to Aerosmith
  • Tuesday: Spinning
  • Wednesday: Spinning
  • Thursday:Strength Training
  • Friday:Strength Training
  • Saturday: Step Class and Strength Training
  • Active Rest

Get your plan together and go for Gold!! hehehe



No Brainer Elliptical Routine

Ever have those days where you just don’t want to have to think about “it.”

“It” being anything… what’s for dinner…when will I get to that load of  laundry…even having to come up with your workout routine can be a chore. I have adapted an elliptical workout from  This routine takes the guess work out of having to come up with your cardio session for the day. Also, you can make this workout meet your fitness level by raising or lowering the incline and/or adjusting the resistance level as you need.

45 minute No-Brainer Elliptical Workout

Set incline to 8

Time Resistance Level Effort (1-10)
0-5min Level 2 (warm-up) 1
5-10min Level 8 6
10-15min Level 5 4
15-20min Level 9 7
20-25min Level 5 4
25-30min Level 10 8
30-35min Level 5 4
35-40min Level 11 8-9
40-45min Level 5 (cool-down) 1

*adapted from
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Rainy Day Workout

Today was my first Friday off at my new job.  I get Fridays off during the summer. I would say it was a success!! I am totally digging the new gig at DISD. One benefit is I can work out any time of day. No waking up at 5am today! Yay Me!!

It’s been raining for about a week now so most of my runs have to be inside. I did sneak one in on Thursday but had to spray myself down with bug spray. YUCK. The mosquitoes are horrible, like swarming, hold on to your child or they will be carried away horrible.

Since today was an inside kind of day I picked out a treadmill routine from Peanut Butter Fingers.

This one was a doozy. I really, really, really liked it. It used intervals to get the backside of the legs, help you catch your breath(just a little) and prepare for more. The uphill segments are good to help engage the hamstrings and bum. You will definitely feel like you did a good leg workout because the front and back are both being used. 🙂

I finished this off the some serious stretching. I love the feeling of having a good workout behind me. Exercise makes me happy. 🙂 Hope you feel the same.

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