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The Most Crazy-Awesome Workout

by Courtney on February 6, 2012

Okay, so there’s good news and bad news…which really only applies to me and what I mentioned this morning, so no worries, friends.

The bad news is that I have yet to get in a nap and at this point, probably won’t even bother. I’m actually not feeling *too* tired, so I’m going with it.

The good news is that I got in one of the most crazy-awesome workouts this morning from one of the other trainers while at work. Yeah, pretty awesome, right? Basically, the person I’ve been working with at the gym thought it’d be a good idea for me to try working out at least once with all of the different trainers, just to get a sense for their different training styles. I was definitely game, so this morning when I said that I wanted a “killer workout,” well…this particular trainer took it quite literally.

I ended up doing moves that I’ve never pushed myself to do, and the burn that was happening was out.of.control. Here’s a peek at what it looked like:

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After all of that, we then finished up with a 5-move ab circuit, and by the time I was done, I was DONE. I couldn’t believe I made it through the whole workout, and by the end, my body felt like Jell-O. Especially my arms…WOW. But I bet it’s no surprise…I loved every minute of it! Winking smile

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By the time my shift at work was over, I headed home to make some breakfast (I snacked on the same first two snacks as last week during my shift), so I was definitely starving.

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I put together a big veggie scramble, made with two eggs, 3 big handfuls of spinach, tomatoes, and red onion.

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For a little sweetness, I had a rice cake topped with cinnamon swirl peanut butter on the side.

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I couldn’t dig into this plate fast enough. It tasted SO good!

Lunch was another salad, which is nothing you guys haven’t seen before. I didn’t bother with any extra photos, but it was actually the same exact salad as this one, and it was quite delish.

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I realized that I also forgot to fill you guys in on my shoe shopping adventure from this weekend. Guess what? I actually found some new sneakers!

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And guess what…I ended up buying running shoes instead of cross trainers. Go figure? Actually, I was really in need of new running sneakers too, and my parents ended up getting me a gift card to Fleet Feet for my birthday, so I decided to put it to use. I ended up with a pair of Nike Lunarglide+ 3 which, so far, have proven to be very comfortable.

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I wore them to work all day today and tested them out with my Pyramid Treadmill Run yesterday, and I am loving them! 

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Not to mention the fact that they’re pretty sweet lookin’ too. Winking smile

I can’t even believe it’s already 3:00pm; I still have errands to run. Ahh…gotta jet!

Question for the Afternoon:

When’s the last time you really, truly pushed yourself?

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1 Talia @ Bite Size Wellness February 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Oh.my.god. Your workout sounds ridiculously hard! Good for you for making it through. I am sure the soreness tomorrow will be the “good sore.” Pretty cool that you will learn some new gym moves by the other trainers. That’s awesome!
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2 Lily February 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm

There is NOTHING better than a killer workout to start your day off right. Have a great afternoon!
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3 Cassie February 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Awesome new sneakers! Do you have any cross trainer recommendations?

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4 Courtney February 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Well, I was looking into getting the Nike In-Season TR’s, which I’ll still probably get. I’ve already tried them on and really liked the way they fit!

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5 Carolyn @HealthierGirl February 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I like the workout that gets me to sore but really hate the soreness the next day. Is there a way to avoid that? :)

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6 Cat @Breakfast to Bed February 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Those runners are sooo cute! I’m loving black runners lately!!!
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7 Kerry February 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm

handstand push ups? wow, you go girl!!
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8 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile February 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Sounds craaazy! I absolutely love crazy hard workouts. I feel so much more accomplished at the end! Your shoes are super adorable. What brand are they? I really need new shoes as well.
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9 Courtney February 7, 2012 at 9:29 am

Nike LunarGlides

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10 Courtney February 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I have those sneaks too and think they are SO uncomfortable! To each their own I suppose!

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11 Madeline (Food, Fitness, & Family) February 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Umm your workout sounds intense. Haha. I am kind of wanting to do it know! Thanks for sharing! And your new kicks are pretty fabulous ;)

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12 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health February 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

That looks like an awesome workout!! Nice job on the handstand push-ups! I would be afraid to try them because I’m pretty sure I’d fall haha. I actually pushed myself pretty hard with a treadmill interval workout this weekend. I just posted it today…check it out if you want! :D
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13 Steph @fitmomtraining February 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Wow what a great workout! I’m definitely pinning that for future reference! Those sneaks are awesome!! And those food pics made me want to lick my monitor…
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14 Steph @ StephSnacks February 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

That workout is definitely inspirational, to say the least! Lovin’ the new sneaks :)
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15 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm

That veggie scramble looks so good!!! The last time I really pushed myself in a workout was last week with a Jillian Michaels workout. I feel like she would know if I was slacking! lol
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16 Emilie February 6, 2012 at 5:13 pm

They look awesome. Very cool trainers!
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17 Tara Burner February 6, 2012 at 5:13 pm

love the new sneakers
and ummmm seriously.honestly other than lugging a treadmill up 3 flights of stairs this weekend I’d have to say I haven’t truly pushed since November prior to my back/leg/hip injury :(
going to hide in shame now…
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18 Tamara February 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Great sounding workout; just the type I love (and love to inflict on my clients!).
Pinned it so I can try it myself later this week!
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19 Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 6, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I saw the Nike Lunar Glides and thought they were really cool! I kind of have a thing against Nike, though since I’ve had bad luck with their shoes. I know it’s a shoe-to-shoe thing, and not a brand..but it’s a mental thing I guess!
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20 erica February 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm

ooh, i love the coloring of your new shoes! such fun!
i started working out with a personal trainer a few months ago. every session w/him gets tougher and tougher! (but i’m getting stronger and stronger!)
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21 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake February 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Handstand push-ups?! That sounds intense!

Love the new shoes!
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22 Michelle (Better with Berries) February 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Handstand pushups??? Crazy! That’s something for me to work for… work very hard for!
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23 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine February 6, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I need an awesome workout after all of the food I consumed yesterday ugh.
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24 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm

uggh I am so tired today too – I wanted to take a nap as well.

PS – love the new kicks!!!
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25 Cameo February 6, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Sounds like fun! I am all about doing metabolic resistance training – think circuits with cardio spurts in between and lots of compound body moves. It’s da bomb. I love when my arms feel like jello after a workout…I am masochistic that way;-)

As for the scramble – right up my alley! Is that Srirachi sauce on top?
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26 Courtney February 7, 2012 at 9:25 am

Oh GOSH no! Hahaha, it’s ketchup. I am not a spicy foods kinda gal. ;)

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27 Clare @ Fitting It All In February 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm

omg just looking at that makes me cringe in pain. AWESOME job! so impressed!
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28 Catherine February 6, 2012 at 9:13 pm

hi!!

this may be a dumb question but what exactly is the difference between cross training sneakers vs running sneakers??

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29 Courtney February 7, 2012 at 9:24 am

The way they fit your foot. Most of the time, cross trainers will offer more stability for the side to side movements that are most often done when cross training (like taking classes, etc.).

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30 jana @ newly wife healthy life February 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Wow that is one crazy workout girl! I love the handstand push ups. I was a gymnast and cheerleader and want to see if I can still bust out a handstand now! lol
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31 Carissa February 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Shew! That sounds like a good workout! Lots of full body moves with different modes of training! That’s the kind of workout that will make you hungry all day! haha!
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32 Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter February 6, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Holy cow that sounds like a hard workout! Handstand pushups! You’re an animal! :)
So glad that you found some sneakers and that they are working out for you. :)
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33 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction February 6, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Love the sneeks! They look old school with a modern flare!
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34 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy February 6, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Handstand push-ups??? I can’t even do a regular handstand :)!
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35 Khushboo February 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Wow and that too on 5 hours of sleep…you are a beast! How long did that workout take??
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36 Courtney February 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

About 45 minutes, I think? Haha…I honestly wasn’t paying too much attention!

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37 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope February 7, 2012 at 7:57 am

Those sneakers are super cute! I love the colors :)
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38 Kristin @ FoodFash February 7, 2012 at 8:11 am

I just posted the gray/pink pair of Nike LunarGlides to my Monday wishlist yesterday! They’re so bright and light and just begging to be used to work out!
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39 Sarah February 8, 2012 at 8:41 am

I have lunar glides and I LOVE THEM! I ran my last half marathon in them and have not yet bought a new pair! I think i need to upgrade to the sweet looking black ones!
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40 Mac February 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

That looks like a crazy good workout! I’m going to have to try it soon! The only thing is handstands scare… not that I’ve even tried one lately, I just have an image of me falling and breaking my neck lol
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41 Kristen February 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Can you explain what toe hops are?

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42 Courtney February 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm

The trainer just literally had me do little hops, with feet kept together, moving from side to side over a line in the floor that I used as a guide.

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43 Kristen February 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Thanks! Im planning on attempting the workout tomorrow :)Q

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44 Katy @ HaveYouHurd February 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm

SUPER CUTE SHOES!
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