I have a busy week.

My head hurts.

I am out of bacon.

The above is stressing me out.


Even fitting in exercise this week is difficult. But I must fit it in a few days or else I will lose my marbles.

Perhaps they are already lost?


The I-Don’t-Have-Time-For-Anything-Workout

30 minutes on the treadmill:

1 minute at 4.0

1 minute at 6.0

1 minute at 8.0

REPEAT until 30 minutes is up.

40 lunges (whatever kind you want!)

30 pushups

3 60-second planks


Only takes 40 minutes. We all have the same 24 hours in the day so I promise you can find 40 minutes, or 20 if you cut it in half. Even if it means waking up at 4:30am.

Rise and shine!

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20 Responses to “Fitness Kick Start: Fitting It In.”

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat) — July 26, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    Haha you need some sort of bacon delivery service :)

    I love quick and to-the-point workouts–they motivate me to work harder because I know I don’t have time to dawdle around!

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    Katie @ Healthy Heddleston — July 26, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    Ohh this looks like a really fun workout! I wish I had a treadmill for times that it’s too hot to go outside! Can’t wait until we move back into apartment life next month with a community workout center for the complex! Awesome!

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    Wei-Wei — July 26, 2010 @ 5:09 pm

    But what if you don’t have a treadmill?!

    Wei Wei

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    • Jessica — July 26th, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

      Any form of cardio will do! Machine, DVDs, etc.

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    katie — July 26, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

    hahaha you do deserve a lifetime supply of bacon

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    Maria @ Oh Healthy Day — July 26, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Was just researching a good treadmill workout and this fits the bill. I’m going to go grab my running shoes…

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    Natalie (The Sweets Life) — July 26, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

    ha I can relate. To fit exercise in I’m up at 4:45 every day. Sucks, but it’s worth it to eat dessert multiple times a day ;)

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    Eunice — July 26, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

    With the way my schedule is looking nowadays, it looks like I’m going to have to wake up at 5 am to workout. Not looking forward to that.

    On the bright side, that means I can try a few of your kickstart routines! :)

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    Meg — July 26, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

    Love this! I’m also out of bacon, sucks right?! I miss having bacon and eggs for dinner. I really like your workout ideas, I actually did your at-home circuit today :)

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    The Candid RD — July 27, 2010 @ 5:34 am

    I feel you on this one! Great workout. Mine is a 50 minute rotation with the elliptical and the stability ball. Sometimes I cut it down to 40 minutes if I feel like I got a good enough workout. It’s intense, but like you said, so necessary!
    Good luck staying sane :)

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    Erin — July 27, 2010 @ 7:44 am

    I’m having one of those weeks myself- this is just what the doctor ordered! I recently found and love your blog :)

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    Karen — July 27, 2010 @ 8:03 am

    Jessica, I’ve become, um, hemhaw …. deconditioned … so the higher treadmill speeds you suggest in your workouts will probably kill me. Any chance you chance you can indicate what the perceived exertion should be? Thanks!

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    • Jessica — July 27th, 2010 @ 8:07 am

      It would differ for each workout, but for this specific one, I would suggest you replace the 8.0 mph with RPE = 8-9.

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    Karen — July 27, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    Thanks – I didn’t ask that question very well. What would the RPE be for each interval? Thanks so much! I really enjoy your blog!

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    • Jessica — July 27th, 2010 @ 8:20 am

      Thank you!
      I would look at the beginning interval as ‘recovery,’ so whatever RPE that is for you – possibly 2-3. The second interval at an RPE of 5-6, and the last at an RPE of 8-9.

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    MelissaNibbles — July 27, 2010 @ 8:20 am

    Love this! Will you do a guest post on quick workouts for me?

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    Abby — July 27, 2010 @ 9:43 am

    Only weirdos wake up at 4:30!

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    Amelia — July 27, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

    I did the treadmill part of this workout today and it kicked my booty. I added on 10 minutes at the end of running with the pace of the music. WOW! Feel free to kick my butt anytime ;)

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