Often, I get questions from readers on what my workouts look like post baby. Those of you with little ones know you have to maximize your free time, because there isn’t much of it!
Accordingly, my workouts are usually around 20 minutes, but that doesn’t mean they are easy.
I mentioned I started training at the YMCA and love it! The atmosphere is family oriented and high energy–the members truly use their membership at this branch. Another bonus, child care for members and employees. There is a time limit, but I wouldn’t be able to be a personal trainer without this!
Although, Cooper would be a fine sitter.
But, his rates are too high.
Back to using my 20 minutes effectively. After I trained a small group, I wanted to sneak in a quick run before I picked Jada up. So, HIIT on the treadmill it was.
The treadmills, ellipticals, and stairmills at the Y are the coolest. They all have this virtual option.
So, I could climb the Swiss Alps if I really wanted. I love it–who knows if I’ll ever get to travel to any of these places!
I even got a visit from my friend Ashley at the Y while she was in town! Love her.
Back to the workout: I kept my 20 minute treadmill HIIT workout simple, but intense enough to workup a sweat.
You can vary the speeds depending on what feels challenging to you. During the interval portion, I ran hard for 30 seconds, then stepped to the side of the belt for 30 seconds. For a more intense workout, increase the incline or speed.
Additional treadmill workouts can be found HERE.
Breakfast on the Go
Lately, I’ve been eating breakfast on the go or while I nursing Jada when I have to be to the gym early.
What’s your breakfast like?