Hi all! How is your day? I’ve been busy at work all morning and can finally sit down and type this blog post over my lunch!

You guys will probably learn that I work out anywhere from 4-6 times a week and absolutely love taking group exercise classes!  My favorites are Les Mills’ Bodypump, CX worx, and power yoga! I don’t know what it is, but I love the energy and closeness you feel with others while working out! Plus, it motivates me to go to the gym because I know I have to be there at a certain time for a class.

On days when I don’t take group exercise class, sometimes I find it hard to motivate myself to get to the gym.  The only ways I make it to the gym on those days is to plan my workout ahead of time (and go straight from work)!  Yesterday I created an elliptical incline and ab workout that were both challenging and sweaty, plus I was in and out of the gym in 40 minutes!

Killer Incline Workout 30 minutes
My goal during the 30 minute workout was to keep my strides/minute between 160-170.  This was definitely a challenge during the last few minutes of each set, especially when I increased the resistance!

Once I completed cardio, I had a few minutes to spare and wanted to challenge my core!  I created this ab workout on a whim knowing I wanted to hit both my upper and lower abs.  My core was feelin’ it the next day!

Quick 10 minute ab workout

I completed the exercises in the following order: crunches with hand weight, reverse crunches, and plank. The good thing about this workout is the moves can be done in any order and will still be effective!

This workout is a great one on a day when you need to be in and out of the gym.  I hope you all enjoy this workout as much as I did!