Rise and Grind!

You wouldn’t believe how dead our gym is at 9 o’ clock in the morning. I’m used to the line around the building at 5am at LA Fitness. But I guess it doesn’t bother me, more room to play with! I knew that I would be baking delicious and un-healthified chocolate chip pumpkin cookies later in the day with my friend Chelsea (from Monday’s pilates) and wanted to make sure I didn’t feel too guilty about the splurge.

Since I am incapable of sleeping in anymore, I threw on my tennies and got to the gym before my Friday class. My roommate Fernanda joined me for what I called the Rise & Grind circuit! We were constantly moving around in the rec center, getting a great start to the day. After 15 minutes on the treadmill to warm up,we completed three rounds of the following circuit:

Our calves were burning, my butt was shaking, my abs were sore. Must be working! :D After the first set, we decided to alter the Hip Bridge to 1 minute and the leg lifts to 30 seconds.

It worked all of the major muscle groups, but not to the point of pure exhaustion. I spent 15 more minutes on the treadmill before stretching out and heading home. Gym was still empty. Which is so weird considering over 50% of people in my classes wear their “exercise clothes”every day…You’d think a few more people would want to pre-burn their Friday night calories!

Time to bake up some pumpkin creations. Enjoy your weekend!

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Posted on September 28, 2012, in Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. That workout looks like a good one! I am going to have to try it out :)

  2. Sharon Estes ? Grandma

    I feel sore just reading about all this !

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