Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Weekend fun + Switching it up a bit

So I talked about my upcoming birthday weekend in my last post,  and it did not disappoint.  I had an awesome time hanging with family at my cousins grad party and tons of fun camping with friends and relaxing on the river.  And it really was relaxing.  I didn't work out all weekend, and I got to lounge in a chair(I may or may not have had two little girls climbing on me while I was relaxing :) ) most of Saturday and Sunday while the kids played in the sand and splashed in the water.  It was perfect.  I wish we could have stayed more than just one night!

I want to switch the focus of my blog just a little bit.  Of course I'm still going to blog about my journey to my first marathon, that's the whole reason I started my blog.  I'm also going to start to incorporate at least two new workouts and two new recipes a week, in hopes that you will try them out yourself.  I'd also love it if you would e-mail me any questions you would like for me to address in my blog posts.(Erin's E-Mail)  I'm full of great fitness and healthy eating tips and I'd love to share more with YOU!

The first workout is actually going to be a series of a few short workouts.  Some day's you just aren't going to have one big block of time to work out.  That is O.K.!  You can still fit in in, and something is better than nothing, right?  This is what happened to me yesterday, and so I just did a few spurts of exercise throughout the day. 

 First I got up early while everyone else was sleeping and ran 4.5 miles.

Then I did 10 minutes of burpees, with a goal of reaching 100.  I got to 126.  Try it out, its only 10 minutes of your time!

And Next I did 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 of Overhead squats with a 25lb bar, decline push-ups with the stability ball, and jumping lunges w/ the 25lb bar (the last set of jumping lunges was 10 instead of 1).

Lastly, each time I walked by the pull-up bar in the afternoon I'd do 5 semi-assisted pull ups and 10 hanging knee raises.  This was about 6x.

None of those workouts took much time, and I felt like I had gotten a great workout by the end of the day.  There are tons of short workouts you can fit in during down time during the day.  Try jumping lunges, jump squats, do a few push-ups, etc.

Next post I'll add in a recipe, for now I need to go make my little princess a yogurt parfait. :)

Hope you are all having a great week!  Don't forget to send me any questions you answered!


  1. happy birthday!! sounds like a great weekend! i love camping! and that is quite a good workout you fit in without any time! when do you start training people at the gym? are you sure you don't want to move to nashua and start a business here? you'd whip me into amazing shape!

  2. nope I refuse to try 10minutes of burpees. I'd rather 10 minutes of chinese water torture