Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Workout Wednesday

Good morning, folks!

It's Wednesday, which means we're halfway there....woohoo!!

It was VERY hot and humid yesterday. The heat index was 110 and I had a raging headache when I left work, so I skipped my "Turkey Tuesday" run/hill repeats :(

Tonight is our last Pathways run before the Bedlam 10k. I know they're ready!!  It very difficult to stay motivated when it's so miserably hot and humid but they've done any amazing job of sticking with it!!  I'm really proud of this group. They all motivate me in one way or another.



Today, we've got a quick yet effective upper body workout. This is a variation on an old Fitness magazine workout that I found online. I tweaked it a little to suit me. :)

Upper Body Circuit--do 3 times, 2-3 times weekly:

1. Push-ups (20 reps)

2.  High knees (1minute)

3.  Overhead dumb bell presses (25 reps)

4. Jumping Jacks (1 minute)

5.  "Upper Bells"--Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent. Place fingers behind head and bring right elbow toward right hip, then left elbow toward left hip. (25 reps per side)

6.  Jab/cross--Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, left foot forward, knees slightly bent. Jab forward with left fist, then cross over with right fist. (1 minute)

7.  Cross over planks--begin in plank position, pull left knee in toward right elbow, keep abs tight and back flat; return to start and repeat, alternating sides. (15 reps per side)

Have a wonderful workout Wednesday!! :-)


  1. that circuit sounds awesome! I am going to have to write it down and try it at the gym... I love circuit workouts- torch the calories! :)

    Melissa @My Life As A Folz

    1. Feel free to tweak it to meet your needs. That's what I did! Let me know how you like it :-)

  2. Sounds like a great workout!
    So excited to hear how you do this weekend! I know you're going to rock it!

    1. Thanks for the encouragement!! I've been under the weather this week, so I'm not expecting much :/

  3. Oh, I likey!!! Saving this one. Always on the lookout for workout inspiration. :)