50 Minute Treadmill Interval Workout

How’s everyone’s Monday winding down?

Today’s Workout

Did this cardio workout tonight with Bridget!

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Can’t take credit, it’s another gem from Tina.

Sure was a shweaty one.  I did it on the treadmill, but you could do this outside, on the elliptical, on a bike, whatever!  Basically you always have a recovery period of 1 minute, but your intervals for speed increase from 1 minute to 2 to 3 to 4 to 5, and then you repeat starting back at 1.

I made this a walk/run interval workout and had my recoveries around a walking 4.0 or 4.5 speed, and my speed intervals at either a 6.0, 6.5, or 7.0 (only the last one was at a 7.0).  You could adapt this to your own interval preferences too –  jog/sprint, slow walk/fast walk, etc.

Usually hate machine workouts, but this one flew by.

Tacked on the following after I got off the treadmill, then called it a night.

  • 30 regular crunches
  • 30 right oblique crunches
  • 30 left oblique crunches
  • 30 reverse crunches
  • 30 second plank, twice
  • 10 minute stretch sesh

Today’s Food

My food of the day looked something like this:

Breakfast:  Low-fat cottage cheese with cinnamon and blueberries

Morning Snack:  Banana

Lunch:  Salad, and I was actually craving one with lettuce today.  I loaded it up with hard boiled egg, green pepper, kidney beans, chick peas, edamame, red onion, tomato, cucumber, and sprouts.

Afternoon Snack:  Green grapes

Pre-Gym Snack:  Nature’s Promise Granola Honey Roasted Snack Bar

Dinner: Whole wheat wrap with sauteed shrimp, leftover black-eyed peas, tomato, avocado, and feta.  I put some sauteed yellow squash and mushrooms on the side.  Pretty good for throwing a bunch of things together last-minute. 

Meals today were good but nothing that special.  Hence why I don’t blog about, or photograph, everything I eat every single day.  That sure would get boring fast, huh?

What did your meals and workouts look like today?

Off to read for real tonight!  I said I was doing that yesterday…

…sorry I lied.


6 thoughts on “50 Minute Treadmill Interval Workout

  1. Sorry I am posting this late but I had to comment. Your meals and workout are inspirational. Today I am back on track after slipping from my healthy eating. Workouts were great. An hour at Abs and Weights with Michele at RMA – what a killer – an hour with the black band around our legs. Then on the treadmill for 35 mins. Trying to increase that each time this week. Zumba on Tuesday.


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  3. I just completed this workout…holy sweat factory. I caught a glimpse of myself after departing the treadmill…sweat drenched “dry fit” outfit with a splotchy red face… But hey, isn’t that what you are supposed to look like at the gym!? Thanks for this!


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