Good morning – and happy Monday to you!

I was actually up and running (literally!) this morning! My alarm went off at 5am and after a brief hesitation, I hopped out of bed and headed to the gym. :)

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been doing my 45 minute treadmill workout routine with awesome results. It’s about 4.6 miles, has remained challenging and I always feel like I’ve had a great workout when I’m done.

The thing is, I want the routine to remain challenging, so I don’t want to keep doing it over and over and let my body get used to it. Enter the Sprint Interval treadmill cardio routine created by Peak Performance trainer Kaitlin Kay. When I saw the sprints in this routine…I got scared. Then I decided I had to try it! After a 10 minute warmup on the elliptical, I followed this outline:

Print this workout!

WOAAHH!!! This was crazy – but doable! I literally thought my legs were going to spin off by the third interval at 10mph, but of course, they didn’t. It’s actually unbelievable for me to look at this routine. Two years ago, my max treadmill speed was 5.6 mph. Now I am able to run 10 mph sprints. Physical proof that if you stick with something, it will get easier and you will improve! What physical feat are you most proud of?


I was sooo ready for breakfast after I got ready – Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal!


I baked this baby up yesterday afternoon, stuck it in the fridge and reheated this morning for 90 seconds. It has been FAR too long since I’ve had pumpkin in my life. I feel like it kind of falls to the wayside after Thanksgiving passes by…sad!


It was JUST as tasty as I remembered it. :) The crunch of the toasted almonds is so great with the creamy, pumpkin spiced oats. YUM!


Lunch today will be Sampler Style. My fave, since I can stretch it out through the course of the afternoon. :)


We’ve got a Peach Chobani Greek Yogurt.


Greek yogurt is sooo thick and creamy – like mascarpone cheese! What’s your favorite brand/flavor?


A Cherry Pie Larabar.




And a Honeycrisp Apple. Natch.


Well, it’s Monday and you know what that means – there’s work to be done! :D Have a fabulous morning and afternoon. I’ll see you tonight with a warm and cozy dinner – perfect for this icy, cold day we’re having today!

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Do you ever follow workout routines/outlines or just do your own thing? Do you make routines up or find them from another source?