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Now, let’s get to the good stuff. When I accepted my new job a little over a year and a half ago in Virginia, I started to play around with the times I would workout. In my past positions, I didn’t have a lot of flexibility. Working 2p-midnight –> um, I’ll work out before I go into work, thank you very much and working 6a-4p –> only option was a 4am workout or after work.

My workouts were sporadic at best those 3 years. Fast forward to my new position and an average day is 8-6. I tried working out after work, but most days I was just too tired or unmotivated.

My workouts were blah, and if I had to work past 6 (o the life of facilities management), I would stress over when I got my workout in. So, for the past year and a half I’ve been getting up at 4:40am to get in my workout. Sure, some days it is harder to get out of bed than others, but Nick and I are fortunate that our schedules match up right now, and we both get in our workout at the same time. Having him next to me getting out of bed makes it a lot easier to get up and put my big girl pants on.

Easy, Homemade Chicken Broth + a recipe

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The result was a beautiful looking frittata that people actually raved about! I wasn’t able to try it because it had half & half and cheese in it, but with after seeing how easy it was to make and more than one compliment, I knew I wanted to try and make a dairy-free frittata once we got home. I love the frittata as a quick option if you are low on time in the morning and need to grab something and go as well as a nice variation on the typical over-easy or scrambled egg. If you are looking for a dairy-free, vegetable frittata, here is the recipe for the one I made this morning. Let me know what you think if you try it!

Now, let’s get to the good stuff. When I accepted my new job a little over a year and a half ago in Virginia, I started to play around with the times I would workout. In my past positions, I didn’t have a lot of flexibility. Working 2p-midnight –> um, I’ll work out before I go into work, thank you very much and working 6a-4p –> only option was a 4am workout or after work. My workouts were sporadic at best those 3 years. Fast forward to my new position and an average day is 8-6. I tried working out after work, but most days I was just too tired or unmotivated. My workouts were blah, and if I had to work past 6 (o the life of facilities management), I would stress over when I got my workout in. So, for the past year and a half I’ve been getting up at 4:40am to get in my workout. Sure, some days it is harder to get out of bed than others, but Nick and I are fortunate that our schedules match up right now, and we both get in our workout at the same time. Having him next to me getting out of bed makes it a lot easier to get up and put my big girl pants on.

Ok Alex, where the heck are you going with all of this? Glad you asked! Over the past year and a half, my workouts have become much more streamlined and efficient with the time I have available. There is absolutely no reason to spend over an hour in a gym unless you are training for a specific event or an athlete. These days, I spend no more than 50 minutes in the gym, 10 minutes cardio warmup and 30-35 strength-training, and I still see results I am proud of. With such limited time, I head to the gym with a plan (usually workouts Nick puts together!). We also do a fair amount of supersetting to get the most bang for our buck with our time.

What is supersetting? Supersetting is performing 2 exercises, one right after the other, with no rest in between. It is considered a more advanced style of lifting that can produce significant results by increasing your workout intensity.

Want to try supersetting yourself? Here is the lower body superset workout I did this morning that really got my legs b.u.r.n.i.n.g