Good morning everyone! I made the obvious conclusion this morning that I would be in AWESOME shape if I did not work at all. Wouldn't we all, right?
This morning I woke up and headed to the Cape Cod Y. I did an intense 45 minute elliptical work out created by Angela. This elliptical work out had me changing the incline, resistance, going backwards vs. forward and even using my arms vs. legs. It was so much more fun than my usual: get on, bump up resistance, cool down, stop. No wonder I get bored on the elliptical!
Down (Featuring Lil Wayne), Jay Sean- 3:32
Runaround Sue, Dion-2:52
Run It!, Chris Brown- 3:50
If It's Loving That You Want, Rihanna- 3:28
Uptown Girl, Billy Joel- 3:17
Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus- 3:23
Sexy B****, David Guetta- 3:16
Evacuate the Dancefloor, Cascada-3:30
Love Drunk, Boys Like Girls- 3:47
Heaven, DJ Sammy- 3:55
Hotel Room Service, Pitbull-3:58
All the Above, Maino-5:20
Walkin' On the Moon- TheDream & Kayne West- 4:15
Beautiful Liar, Beyonce and Shakira- 3:22
Replay, Iyaz- 3:02
This playlist was perfect because it kept me pumped up and had about 2 songs at the end where I could do some stretching (having extra songs to listen to makes me less likely to skip this important part!).
Today I also followed up my elliptical workout with a 30 minute Yoga Sculpt video from Exercise TV. I love Yoga Sculpt because it's challenge and you really feel like you got a good work out at the end.
During my awesome elliptical work out I started to think about how I need to integrate more elliptical workouts into my weeks. For me, the elliptical is one of the biggest pains because I have to go all the way to the gym, and it's not a class so I get bored more easily. However, it's by far the best cardio for my knee and doing an interval elliptical work out made me see how fun it can be!
So ENTER: Elliptical Challenge 2010. For the month of January, I am going to try to do 120 minutes, or 2 hours per week of elliptical work outs. I can break it up any way I want, but I will most likely do 2, 45 minute work outs and 1, 30 minute work out.
Want to Join Me?
1. You can create your own goal. I picked 2 hours per week because I think it's a challenge, but also allows me to continue with other work outs I enjoy such as spinning and yoga. Please just let me know what your goal IS so that I can check at the end to make sure you meet that goal :)
2. The challenge can start either this week Dec. 27th or next week Jan. 3. I am starting this week because I have some extra time on my hands, but I am going to leave the challenge open until Saturday January 2nd, so you are welcome to start on January 3. It doesn't really matter since it's a weekly goal anyway!
3. The challenge will end on January 30th.
4. If you meet your weekly minutes on elliptical goal, you will be entered to win a $10 iTunes giftcard to help you create fun work out playlists!
Throughout the challenge I will be posting fun elliptical work outs that I create, find online, or that you send me! Tis the season for setting goals, make elliptical time part of yours :)