Fitness Friday 16

Hi Friends!

This is gonna be short and sweet. As you may recall, i’ve been sick…as such, working out has kinda fallen by the wayside. Last week we did a bit of a different spin on Fitness Friday and I shared some All-time Favorite Workouts. That was convenient because I only did one workout last week. On Monday…the morning I woke up with a sore throat but wasn’t fully sick.

I revisited the Bench Workout I posted back in January. You can see the original workout AND a short video I made about it explaining the moves by clicking here.

But, just because, I jazzed it up a little for you and made it a bit prettier for you!


I did this using 15 pound dumbbells and was sore for several days.

Then I took a week off. This past Sunday was match day. I was an anxious mess, and it was also the first day I felt a little bit better…so I knew nothing was going to stop me from working out. I revisited another one of my workouts from January that I posted here– A 3 mile run plus tabatas. I modified it a little bit and added abs. You know what that makes it? A Triple Threat workout. Here’s what it looks like:


This workout is tough, but I like it because everything is broken up, so you don’t have to spend very long doing one thing. It was the perfect distraction.

On Monday I felt ok, so I decided to do my favorite 100 Legs workout. I modified it by slowing down and just doing it to finish, instead of for time like I usually do. However, I was still a miserable mess when I finished. I quickly realized I was pushing myself too hard before I was fully recovered. So I spent the rest of the week resting…and hobbling…because that workout never fails to leave me sore for at least 2 days.

And that’s all I’ve got for you today, friends. Tell me about the best workout YOU did this week?



About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I still want to incorporate 1-mile runs into a workout. Such a great idea. My best workout was an unplanned speed run yesterday with hubby. Hello negative splits 😉
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  2. I took a Zumba class, and that was really fun. :) And today, my husband and I are going to go hiking at “Stone Mountain.” We’ve never been, but we heard there’s some good trails up and around the mountain. I’m looking forward to doing something active and outdoors with him!
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  3. Awesome work outs! Glad your body told you slow down :( I have that problem too. Even when I’m sick I think I’m super woman and can conquer the world! Annnd my body has other ideas :\ I do interval/circuit training most of the time since I tend to get bored, so I have to keep it interesting and keep myself moving! I was pleased that I was able to run a 10 1/2 minute mile this past week (shaved a minute off my usual time!) and my bum ankle didn’t hate me for it! Because of that, I think I might try the Couch to 5K again and see if I can finish it this time. I want my ankle to heal completely so I can finally run a race! Baby steps though. Don’t want to push it or myself too hard :\
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  4. Absolutely loving the look of the triple threat workout!! I don’t know if my legs would be able to handle all that running with the tabatas though haha. I guess I’ll just have to try it out :)
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  5. dannnng! love them. And you were sick? impressive linz.
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  6. You are so impressive. Hope you’ve gotten some good rest and are feeling better soon.

    That 1 mile-er is calling my name. I wanna runnnnnn!
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  7. Hope you feel better over the weekend. I like the bench workout. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to do a whole workout in one area instead of running all over the place to get what you need.
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  8. I had a really great run last night. Really great.
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  9. Great workouts! I love getting new ideas and pinning your creative routines!
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  10. Wow, these are great workouts!!
    I will definitely have to pin them. (I am at work sneakily reading food blogs..but I will be back. 😉 )
    Have a great weekend!

  11. LOVE breaking up a run–You’re speaking my language girl! Very creative! Thanks for your FITNESS FRIDAYS!
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  12. Great workouts!
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  13. Haha, I love how plank #2 says: “To failure.” That wouldn’t be too long for me! Thanks for the workouts!

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  15. The bench workout looks great! Not sure what Bulgarian split squats are though? The triple threat workout might be a goal of mine soon! I’m trying to up my running workouts throughout the week
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  16. How long did you do each tabata move for in your triple threat workout?

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