Working Out After Work

While I was training for the Triathlon by the Sea and the Twin Lobster Half Marathon I was exclusively working out before work. I wish I could say I was still as disciplined in doing this but now I am almost always working out after work.

gym

During this past winter and spring, working out before work was the only option because I was still in school. Now that working out after work is an option, I have been choosing sleeping in over hitting the gym at 5:30m. I’ve been beating myself up over it but have finally come to the realization that ITS OK to do nighttime workouts.

With all of that said, here is what I did last night after work.

After this I was STARVING, like I want to eat the world starving. But I made a couple good decisions and threw together this delicious masterpiece.

tuna salad
(Can of tuna mixed with 2T hummus, 1 chopped celery stalk, 1/4 chopped apple, 1 slice chopped onion all over a bed of greens. After the pic was taken I added about a gallon of Frank Red Hot on top…mmm spicy!)

Is tuna and apples weird? You bet it is but is was so good and I will definitely be making this concoction again.

This morning I opted to sleep in (until 6:30 am) so I’ll be working out after work once again. On the docket for tonight – 4.5 miles on the treadmill. I haven’t done this distance in a while so I am going to keep it slow for the first mile or so then go from there. I’d also like to throw in some strength as well. Maybe this.

OK, time to tackle Wednesday! And Happy October…one of my favorite months!

Do you ever switch up your workout routine?

What’s your favorite month?

  • I love October because its my birthday and soon to be my anniversary month! I also obviously love July and August because well, summer. Enough said.
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5-minute Kettlebell + Burpee Workout

I have been choosing sleep over morning workouts lately and I am finally realizing that it is OK! Now that I am done with school, I actually have my nights to myself and low and behold, I actually made it to the gym after work last night! And I had a great workout! Double win!

I started on the elliptical and sweat it out for a 20 minute interval workout out with a five minute cool down. I covered 2.20 miles and according the the machine, torch 250 calories. I never trust those calorie counters though. I rounded out my time at the gym with this 5-minute Kettlebell + Burpee Workout.

Kettlebell Burpee Workout

I set my phone timer for 5 minutes and got work finishing 3 full rounds plus 2 kettlebell swings. I am already dying to do this quick workout again! I was in and out of the gym in about 35 minutes and was a sweaty beast. I loved using kettlebells again too!

The inspiration for this speedy workout came from the Zuzka Light blog (I can’t seem to find the original post). But her video of the workout is here. Follow along with her cues as well if you are new to kettlebells. She has plenty more kettlebell workouts on her channel as well.

Today was supposed to be a Barry’s Bootcamp day but in order to save some dinero I am going to hit up the good old gym after work today or do a little at home HIIT workout in my living room. Maybe I can convince SL to do it with me? Better yet, maybe I can convince him to cook dinner while I workout!

Happy hump day!

Have you recently rekindled a fitness love now that summer is over and life is back to normal?