Fitness Friday 5 & A Vlog

Hi Friends!

Time for another Fitness Friday and I’m super excited about it this week for several reasons:

1) I did some awesome workouts this week!

2) The hubby has jumped onboard the workout wagon and has been working out with me all week!

3) I did my first vlog about a plank workout!

So, let’s recap those workouts shall we?

Jan 6th-3 mile run.

I did the whole run without stopping, in 27:42. I ran outside because it was so freakin’ nice out! Shorts in January? When does that ever happen?! When I got home, I took down all the outdoor xmas lights (because I’m an awesome wife) and then I did some planks, including my first ever 3 minute plank!

3 min plank
2 min plank
1 min plank

Jan 7th– rest day….it was Saturday and I was busy enjoying the day :)

Jan 8th– Got up early and made up a tabata workout to do with the hubby!

It looked like this:

[print_this] Pin It


This workout was challenging. Hubby remarked multiple times that he “hates Dr. Tab” :) Loved it! Another option would be to do all the exercises once and then start over and do the whole cycle 8 times.

Jan 9th– Did a killer stair workout. I visited the reservoir where I used to row on the crew team in college. It’s called Hoover Reservoir and at one end is Hoover Dam (not THE hoover dam) but it’s still pretty impressive. There are stairs that run up both sides of the dam, 98 stairs. And after I saw Lindsay run them last week, I knew I had to get myself out there and do it too.

I headed over after class and ran the set of 98 stairs 15 times. I didn’t stop in between so it took me about 20 minutes and my legs were SHAKY by the end. When hubby got home from work, he couldn’t believe I went without him, so we put the dogs in the car and headed back over and ran them 10 more times!

So, 98 stairs 25 times = 2450 stairs plus there was another set to get to the 98 so we’re just gonna go ahead and call that 2500 stairs! My calves were BURNING the next day.

After the first round of stairs I came home and did some planks: 2 ½ min plank, 1 ½ min plank, 1 min plank.

Jan 10th– Rest day. I wasn’t feeling 100% and my calves were super sore from the stairs.

Jan 11th– Hubby and I made up a circuit workout in the basement using the treadmill and rowing machine that we have, along with some dumbbell exercises.

It looked like this:



Here’s a shot of what our setup looked like. Excuse the mess, and note Hubby passed out on the weight bench after we were done!

Afterwards, I did an intense plank workout. I started thinking about all the different kinds of planks and plank exercises you can do and I just strung a bunch of them together:


And look! I made my first vlog about this plank workout! I had quite the time getting the video camera up high enough so that you could see me. Check out my setup:

After I was done, hubby came home and informed me that we have a tripod, so I’ll probably just use that next time :) But this was fun!

Anyways check out the video if you feel so inclined. Hubby says the intro is too long, sorry about that…still workout on this whole video thing. You can skip through the beginning to get to the exercises if you want!

Eeeep! So there ya go! Let me know if you try it out! I know my form’s not 100% perfect- but I was too worried about talking to the camera! I’ll get better :)

Jan 12th- Hubby & I did another slightly modified version of one of my fav 100 workouts. It’d been a couple weeks since i’d done it and i missed it! And it was fun introducing it to hubby, although he complained about how many leg exercises there were :) I did modify it a bit to make it leg focused since my arms were tired.

This is what it looked like:




And that’s a wrap. A week’s worth of workouts in the Bean household.

A couple more things to point out:
1. I fixed the button on the right sidebar so you may subscribe to The Lean Green Bean via email if you’d like…just click the button that looks like an envelope.
2. I’ve added a button so you can easily follow me on Pinterest. Just click the button on the right sidebar
3. Speaking of Pinterest, I added one Pin It button in today’s post (under the tabata workout) but I’m not quite advanced enough to figure out how to put it under every workout. But if you ever see a workout or a recipe you really like here on The Bean, and you use Pinterest, I’d love it if you pinned your favorites to your boards! You can install the Pin It button on your toolbar (directions here) to make it super easy for you to pin stuff from any website you might be on throughout the day!

Whew, I’m exhausted. That’s enough for today!

Happy Friday friends :)


Today’s Workout:

Put together a 25 min Tabata workout for hubby & I, inspired by this one from Lindsay.

Doing only 4 exercises per tabata and repeating them really made this workout go by quickly.

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. Yay!!!! I loved the vlog so much! How wonderful to hear your beautiful voice! :) My hubs does planks but he doesn’t do any of these interesting kinds! The two of us might have to try this workout together!
    Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife recently posted..My Head is Elsewhere

  2. I love that you and hubby workout together. How did you get that started? And wooow those stairs! Great vlog :)

  3. LOVE the Vlog! Great job girl!

    That’s a kick ass ab workout, I will be trying that!
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  4. wow – so many things to comment on!

    1. those are some intense workouts! nice work girl!
    2. i loved the vlog. :) so fun to hear what you sound like!
    3. i’m definitely going to do your plank workout – my abs need to be whipped into shape.
    4. i need to find me some huge sets of stairs to climb! i really like climbing stairs for cardio, but i hate the stair machine at the gym. i don’t like going up and down small flights of stairs either…. i think a set of 98 would be perfect.
    5. have a good weekend! :)
    sarah @ sarah learns recently posted..caught up

  5. Yay I loved your vlog!! And I’m totally going to try some of those planks :D. Holy crap girl…you can do a plank for 3 minutes?? That’s amazing! I need to start doing them more often! You definitely have some awesome workouts going on in this post!
    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..25 Minute HIIT Tabata Workout

  6. I love how many people are doing Taata workouts these days! They are such an amazing way to work your who body in a short amount of time :)

    Great week of workouts!!
    Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinn Jeans recently posted..Put Your Credit Card Down and Walk Away

  7. Way to go with the workouts! 3 minutes is a looooooong plank!
    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers recently posted..Holiday Baggage

  8. I can’t even watch someone do planks for 3 whole minutes, let alone do them myself. Very fun that you are venturing into blogging! Looking forward to more!
    Halley (Blunder Construction) recently posted..Food Feature: The Lean Green Bean

  9. I love the vlog! You’re so adorable. Planks are one of my favorite exercises. There are so many varieties and the truly force you to work all the muscles in your body (especially abs!)
    All of the workouts you posted this week sound awesome. Tabatas are killer- I love them! You’re lucky you found a man who’s willing to try all the crazy routines with you. <3
    Emily recently posted..My Body’s Demand for Change

  10. I am SO HAPPY I found your blog!! YAY for Fitness Fridays!! I do Fit Tuesdays :) Anyway, I can’t watch the vlog right now since I’m at work, but I’ll definitely check it later. Your workouts are great! I have some killer stairs by my condo that I run regularly. They’re 8 stories high and AMAZING view of the city at the top. Go girl!!
    Krystle {Fierce|Fabulous|Fit} recently posted..Leather Swag & Women and Weightlifting…

  11. Loved the Vlog!
    Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..Maple Coconut Almond Granola

  12. Oh those hubbys, why do they always complain? At least yours works out with you! Mine always says no :( Great week of workouts!
    Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather recently pregnancy: week 20

  13. Dang! That’s a lot of stairs!!! But such a pretty view! Love the vlog! And man I’m impressed – a 3 minute plank is awesome!

  14. Awesome! I love doing planks, so you gave me some new ways to do them! :)
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated recently posted..Whatcha Reading Weekend: The Hunger Games

  15. Great vblog! i love how innovative you were in setting it up. Stacked up on the couch, with a million boxes, is sooo great! And to think, you had a tripod all along! lol :)
    Mattie @ Comfy and Confident recently posted..Packed Lunch

  16. YAY omg I loooooooooved your vlog :) you are so sweet hun i love u

  17. Eeek! LOVE your first vlog, darling! You’re even more adorable “in person” if that is even possible. :) Can’t wait to see more! xo

  18. A belated congrats on your first vlog – you are SO brave (and honestly, so LEAN!). Your vlog totally makes me feel like I know you! I love all those moves, though I don’t think I could do more than 2 or 3 of them on any given day. I totally need to work on my core strength, so thank you so much for putting this together!
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