Friday Fitness - Kelly Runs For Food

Friday Fitness

Friday, September 6, 2013 18

Happy Friday!!! I’m pumped that the weekend is almost here and I’m sure you all are too.

To get our day started off on an adorable note, head over here to check out the latest cuteness: The National Zoo’s Baby Giant Panda Is A Girl. So much cute!

I have very few plans on tap for this weekend and I’m just excited to enjoy some cooler temperatures today and tomorrow!

Workout & Breakfast

This morning, I got up bright dark and early at 4:30 to hit the gym. I hopped on the treadmill for a 20 minute run to warm up and get the blood pumping. Afterwards, I grabbed a kettlebell and some dumbbells to do the following workout:

Weekend Kickoff Circuit Workout

The whole thing takes 20 minutes if you go through it without stopping. I used an interval timer app on my phone that added in 5 seconds between moves for transition and 20 seconds between each set, so it took closer to 25 minutes total.I got tired of doing side planks after a few sets and subbed in some bicycle crunches, kick-downs, and side crunches for the last couple sets.

5 minutes of stretching and I was done!

I got home and heated up a breakfast sandwich. I had a glass of dark chocolate almond milk to wash it down with.

Egg McMuffin and chocolate milk

It hit the spot! Now I’m off to work for the day. I’m hoping to take some walks around campus since it’ll be a little cooler today and less humid.

Have an awesome Friday!

What are you excited about this weekend?

  • eatrunlivehappy
    September 6, 2013

    I have my first 10k race tomorrow I’m excited and nervous for! I’ve done many 5k’s and halfs but never a 10k.

  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
    September 6, 2013

    I love kettle bell swings :) looks like it was a good workout.

    I’m looking forward to getting some down time after a full on week.

  • Nicole
    September 6, 2013

    Can’t wait to spend the weekend prepping for fall! And I told my bf we are making two batches of your breakfast sandwiches to set us up for next week, we can’t wait to try them. We both get up super early during the week, so quick easy breakfasts are a must!

    • Kelly Runs for Food
      September 6, 2013

      Awesome, hope you like them! I like them best with white cheddar cheese. It’s awesome to have breakfast heated up in one minute flat!

  • Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness
    September 6, 2013

    sounds like a great workout!! and i know its so dark now when i get up for my morning workouts! the moon is still high in the sky. i love it once im out because its so peaceful and pretty, but getting out of bed is tough!

    • Kelly Runs for Food
      September 6, 2013

      Truth- actually getting out of the warm bed is the hardest part of the whole deal!

  • makingthymeforhealth
    September 6, 2013

    Your 430 wake up is so inspiring. I wish I had as much motivation as you to get out of bed that early.
    I think I should invest in a kettlebell for my home gym. I keep seeing great workouts everywhere that use them.

    I had no idea baby pandas were so pink when they’re first born! So cute. :)

    • Kelly Runs for Food
      September 6, 2013

      I have a kettlebell at home too, for days I don’t feel like making it to the gym or it’s closed. They can be kind of expensive, but I’ve found them for cheap at TJMaxx (random, I know!)

  • James
    September 6, 2013

    You’re a champ for the 4:30 AM wake up! The earliest I have ever done is 5 AM. It got easier though once I got into a routine. And, I’m definitely trying dark chocolate almond milk asap! How I didn’t know that existed is mind boggling. Happy friday!

    • Kelly Runs for Food
      September 6, 2013

      It definitely does get easier the more you do it! The chocolate almond milk is so freakin’ good, you’ll love it!

  • Sara @ Fit.Fun.Femme.
    September 6, 2013

    I wish I could wake up at 4:30 to workout…my body just rejects it even if I’ve got to be early enough. Go you!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! I’ve got a 7 mile run planned and lots of football watching to do :).

    • Kelly Runs for Food
      September 6, 2013

      Yes to the football! My big day is Monday (go Redskins!), but that run sounds awesome. I’ve got a run planned, but not distance goal yet!

  • Davida @The Healthy Maven
    September 6, 2013

    My workout today weirdly looked a lot like yours! It was killer though. Ready for the weekend and some rest!

  • fitfullfun
    September 6, 2013

    I love an early morning work-out, but I get totally embarrassed about how early I get up. People think I’m crazy!!!!

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