So tonight I was actually quite excited to get back into the gym and burn some calories!
I know we should rest 1 day a week but for me the exercise has become such a force of habit and an activity I look forward to. It is funny I used to think of exercise as a chore, now it has become one of my favorite hobbies.
So tonight I decided it was time to kick the running and miles on the treadmill up a notch! I decided to begin with a stretch routine and then got on the treadmill and set my goal time for 30 minutes instead of my normal 20. I started walking at a swift pace and then did my run and took a brisk walk for 2 minutes in between miles. I ended fabulously at 30 minutes and 2.65 miles. I had burned 308 calories I was so excited!
I could not resist taking a picture to share :)
Then I got on the elliptical and did 25 minutes of my cross training routine for 25 minutes and 1.85 miles.
Then I came home and did my own weight training routine. I combined Jillian Michael's moves in No More Trouble Zones and some others from her kickboxing video as well.
At the end of my workout I stretched my muscles and finished off my ISO 100 protein shake.
I gotta say, I never felt better than after I did after my workout. For me it is all about that adrenaline rush and endorphine release after my workout that has made me a junkie. I feel amazing after a tough workout and I am looking forward to doing it again tomorrow!
And I must admit all of my hard work was worth it when I looked at my monitor and saw this:
That's right!!! A new record breaker for me I burned 750 calories tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!