Sunday, February 8, 2009

Weekend Challenge Workout

Thanks to Andy for coming up with this week's Challenge Workout on the TT Members site!

I started this just before lunchtime today (big mistake). My kids started having their "It's-almost-lunchtime-and-we're-starving" meltdowns so I only got in 4 sets. (The challenge was to do as many sets as you could in 20 or 30 minutes, depending on your fitness level.) That was a darn good workout though! My legs were really burning. I did 30 seconds of rest between sets.

First round - 4:18
Second round - 4:08
Third round - 4:08
Fourth round - 4:11

Total time, with rest - 18:19

Squat Jumps 4 x 6
Mountain Climbers (fast) 4 x 15/side
Burpees with Jump 4 x 10 reps (These really were tiring!)
Regular plank hold 4 x 30 seconds (Ahhh...a short rest)
Squat jumps 4 x 6 reps (Again? Oy, my legs!)
Crossbody Mountain Climbers 4 x 15 reps/side
Jumping Jacks 4 x 60 reps
Bike Crunches 4 x 30 reps/side
Alternating Reverse Lunges 4 x 10/side

Good workout, Andy!


Andy said...

Abby...great work! You killed it, girl. You definitely rocked it out with this circuit. I know how it gets when the kids get cranky hungry at lunchtime! But phew girl...keep it goin!!!

As far as the's actually the Asian eggplant which is normally imported from Japan or China at our local seafood market here in San Diego. It's a bit longer than the North American type eggplant which is oval and a bit smaller...but can be cooked the same way as well.

anyway...I would boil the eggplant to soften up the inside and then when soft enough I would peel the outside off while holding the tip, then dip it in some battered whole eggs, sprinkle some salt and peeper for tast and fry on a pan.

We would call them "tortas"...same as what you made with the delicious tuna pancakes!

and there you go! It's a definitely a great dish...


Fred said...


4 sets seems like a lot to me, especially clocking in at around 4 minutes each set! That looks like it would totally fry your legs...

Impressive, Abby!