A Tabata Workout On My Own

November 10, 2011 · 6 comments

Finally uploaded the Surfset video! Check it out down below and make sure you are a subscriber on YouTube.

Last night, I went to the gym and was very happy with my productive routine. After running the half mile to the gym, I hopped on the elliptical for 15 minutes.  I usually do the strength program on the Arc trainer which is 45 seconds of medium resistance, 15 seconds of hard resistance, repeat. Then I went over to the weights and did the following workout, using my own videos for inspiration:

  • 1. Tabata Interval with Kettle bell swings
  • 2a. 1 minute Hamstring curls w/ Physio Ball
  • 2b. 1 minute Ball Pass w/ Physio Ball (repeat 2a & 2b for 3 sets)

  • 3. Tabata Interval: Mountain Climbers, Burpee (squat thrust), bicycle crunches, push ups
  • 4. Tabata Interval: Forward Lunge with Medicine Ball Rotation on the Left, Forward Lunge with Med Ball on the Right, V twist with Med Ball, Crunch with Med Ball
  • 5. Bicep Curl with Shoulder Press (10 lb weights for 15 reps, 3 sets)
  • 6. Plank for 1 minute (repeat 2x).

When I got home, friends Meghan and Elizabeth came over for a yummy dinner. I filmed a video earlier in the day and made the most delicious dessert. I knew I needed friends over to help eat the creation so I didn’t eat it all! I also made my Quinoa and Butternut Squash Faux Risotto. Both were a hit.

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I’ll upload the desert recipe when I have the video edited but here is a sneak peek at how yummy it looks! Just in case you were curious, it’s healthy and jam-packed with nutrients, protein and fiber! Oh yes, and it’s gluten-free (easily made vegan to boot!).

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I know some bloggers freeze their creations so that they last, but I feel like more often than not, I end up eating most my experiments. When you work from home, there are no coworkers to share with either! What is your solution to baking experiments?

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1 Kindal November 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Hey Sarah, I work at home too and when I am in the mood for food experiments I just limit the size. I made truffles last week for example, and had to make a whole cake (clean though), and only had to use half of it, instead of just eating the other half while I was making the truffles, I went straight to the pantry, wrapped it up and froze it. I have no idea what to do with half a cake, but at least it’s not in my way in the fridge. Or in my stomach.

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2 Sarah November 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I love making truffles! yummm. See, I still go after the frozen treats. Frozen cookies are amazing to me. I try to limit the size but I feel like it tastes different.

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3 Susan @ Happy Hippie November 10, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Sarah-

I absolutely love your site! Thanks for all of the great tips, recipes and workouts! I can’t wait for the recipe from this post’s dessert! Holy cow that looks AMAZING!

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4 Sarah November 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Thank you Susan! I was shocked at how good it actually was! It will be up soon I promise :)

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5 Viviana November 11, 2011 at 3:33 am

I usually give stuff to the hubby to bring to work LOL! It’s only 6 people including me at my office and no one has a sweet tooth so it’s kind of a waste. I saw somewhere on Pinterest a website with recipes for 1 or 2 people (they had something like “cupcake for 2″, for example). Will have to find it again and maybe we can adapt those doses to our yummy healthy creations ;)

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6 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] November 17, 2011 at 12:30 am

I’ve now done the 4-minute KB tabata set 3x since you posted the video — love it!

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