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Stadium HIIT Workout

Stadium HIIT Workout

Alternative names I considered for this workout . . . “90 Aisles of Pain” and “Death by Intervals.”

This workout is consistently difficult. It never gets easier. You just learn what your pain threshold is before your legs completely give up and you’re gasping for air.

But just like anything else, the more you run stadiums, the better you become at it. Then it’s time to raise the stakes. In Florida, add in 93-degree weather plus 90 percent humidity, and you’re in for complete exhaustion because when you gasp for air, it’s hot, thick and humid.

Fun times.

So have I convinced you to try my Stadium HIIT Workout below yet? If it’s good enough for Tim Tebow, it’s good enough for me. 🙂

Stadium HIIT Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

Note: I usually warm up for this particular workout by running one lap around the stadium or completing this Stadium Workout Warm-up. Don’t forget to stretch afterward too.

Fun facts: I ran up/down every step in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (a.k.a. The Swamp) in 2013 as a senior in college, and my calves felt like they were on fire for three days afterward. But despite the torture, the Swamp is my favorite place to workout, and running stadiums is my favorite workout of all time.


  1. Do you ever workout in a stadium?
  2. What’s your favorite way to complete HIIT? Cycle? Running? Running stairs? Etc.
  3. What’s your favorite workout of all time?


More About HIIT Workouts:

What Is the Best HIIT Workout?

3 Quick HIIT Workouts for Beginners 

HIIT Workout: What It Is and Why It Works

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Stadium Strength Circuits Workout 

Quick Cardio Tabata Sets

Quick Cardio Tabata Sets from Hungry Gator Gal

26-Minute Boredom Busting Treadmill Workout

26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

Quick Cardio Tabata Sets

Quick Cardio Tabata Sets

I’ll be the first to tell you I’m no cardio queen (a.k.a. you’ll NEVER find me trudging away on an elliptical for an hour.)

Take a look at my weekly workout page and you’ll see I much prefer strength training. I lift at least three days per week. Sometimes I even count lifting as cardio . . .



Rather than torture myself with long runs, I stick to quick and efficient cardio workouts like HIIT or the tabata sets you’ll find below.

If I’m not doing strength training circuits that include cardio, I’ll complete a workout like this one before or afterward.

Quick Cardio Tabata Sets from Hungry Gator Gal

Video demonstrations:

Although I’m not a huge fan of aerobic exercise, I know it’s important, which is why I took the time to find types of cardio I love, including tabata sets. The variety of exercises you cram into a short period of time make tabata workouts far from boring.

In addition to the pace, this 16-minute workout and most tabata sets don’t require ANY equipment. In other words, you could wake up, hop out of bed and do this workout in your pajamas. You’ll be DONE with cardio for the day before you’re even awake.

Sounds like a good deal to me. Let me know if you give it a try! 🙂

P.S. I’m linking up with Katie of “Katie Did What” for Healthy Habits this week. Learn how other bloggers lead healthy lifestyles by visiting this post on Katie’s blog.


  1. Which do you prefer: strength training or cardio?
  2. What is your favorite type of cardio? <— I also like cycle/spin classes!
  3. How many cardio sessions do you typically complete in a week?

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Best Treadmill Workouts for Killer Legs

Get sweaty! Walk The Hills Workout via @Annette Perkins-FitnessPerks
Best Indoor Cycle/Spin Workouts

Best Treadmill Workouts for Killer Legs

Best Treadmill Workouts for Killer Legs

Running – let’s just say it’s not my favorite type of cardio in the world, especially when it involves the the treadmill. Rowing and cycling are more of my thing.

Some people say, “Oh I love it. I just get lost in my thoughts and keep going and going. It’s a great way to relax.”

Yeah. That’s usually not me. I’m more like drowning in my thoughts…and sweat. I start thinking, “How many  minutes are left? Can I run THAT fast for two minutes? Why do my legs feel like tree trunks? What homework is due tomorrow?” . . .

Needless to say, I never imagined I’d be sharing treadmill workouts with you guys. However, these workouts are too fun, tough and booty-busting to keep to myself, the non-runner. They vary in length and intensity, but all are boredom-busters.

Seriously. I highly suggest killing your legs with one of these workouts at least once per week if you want killer legs. (<— Ha!)

Combine one with a strength training session or leg workout if you dare. I promise you won’t be able to rise from a chair without squealing out in pain.

P.S. Be sure to check out my other favorite workouts on the fitness page, which is updated weekly! 🙂

2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Workout

Booty Burning Walking Workout

Get-In-and-Get-Out 20-Minute Workout

Walk the Hills Treadmill Workout


HIIT Workout



  1. What’s your favorite treadmill workout?

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peerFit Passport + Weekly Workout Plan

peerFit Passport + Weekly Workout Plan

Guess who’s trying CrossFit for the first time today?


I can’t even begin to tell you how pumped I am to try this class. I’ve been building strength and endurance since May, so I’m excited to really challenge myself. I’m a bit nervous, but I know I’ll be O.K. once I arrive at the gym. There’s no turning back once you see the WOD

Before I share the weekly workout plan, I want to thank peerFit, a Gainesville-based health technology company, for giving me the opportunity to try CrossFit through the its passport program. The passport, which costs only $30, allows you to try a variety of classes at various gyms with no membership fees or commitment required.

In other words, you can find the gym, program, personal trainer or fitness class that’s right for you for only $5 per class.

The company gave me a complimentary passport to use during the next 60 days. Thus, I will be taking six classes at gyms throughout Gainesville and writing about my experiences for the company’s blog. I plan to attend and write about one new class every week, so be on the lookout for links to my reviews and pictures on the peerFit blog.

If you’re a reader in the Gainesville or South Tampa area, check out more information about the passport program on peerFit’s website.

On that note, please remember that my schedule is a bit hectic this semester. I’d like to do a weekly workout post, but things happen. If I don’t post workouts on a Wednesday, just check my Fitness page to see what I’ve been up to. 

I hope this provides motivation. Have a wonderful, active week! 🙂

Weekly Workout Plan (09/11/13 – 09/17/13)

Wednesday: Vinyasa Yoga class + Health class at CrossFit Gainesville

Thursday: Off/Rest

Friday: 45-Minute Cycle class + 30-Minute Core class

Saturday: 100 Legs Workout + 20 to 30 minutes of steady-state cardio

Sunday: Off/Rest

Monday: Puma Shoulder Burn Workout + 45-Minute Cycle class

Tuesday: Treadmill HIIT Workout + All-Star Abs 

P.S. More info to come about my first cycle class experience. Hint: I’m in love with this class!


  1. Have you tried CrossFit?
  2. What’s your favorite arms workout? I’m in need of new ideas, so links are appreciated!

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What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) + Weekly Workout Plan 

What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) + Weekly Workout Plan

What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) + Weekly Workout Plan

Today’s post includes a hefty mix of both food and fitness. In other words, you’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for meal and workout inspiration!

First, let’s see what I’ve been munching on as of late with a long overdue What I Ate Wednesday post (WIAW). I fell into the habit of exclusively posting recipes for a while and forgot how much fun it can be to document and share a full day of eats with you guys.

Thanks to Jen at Peas and Crayons for hosting this fun food party every week. Check out her blog if you want to see meals and snacks from more healthy living bloggers. Below you’ll find all of my eats from Tuesday.

Breakfast – 8 a.m.


I scarfed down a batch of cinnamon pumpkin overnight oats made with the remaining 1/2 cup Lowfat Plain Cabot Greek yogurt in the container. 

I followed the recipe from the link above but used 1/2 cup oats instead of 1/3 cup. I also stirred in one tablespoon Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter and topped it all off with slices from one banana.


September is right around the corner, which means it’s perfectly acceptable to begin adding pumpkin to all meals. Am I right?!?

Lunch – 1 p.m.

Lunch consisted of a leftover Slow-Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwich on two slices of Trader Joe’s 7-Grain Sprouted Bread.

About 10 baby carrots, a small handful of black olives, a few tomato slices and about a cup of romaine lettuce added some color to the best leftover meal I’ve ever had.

This recipe is almost too good to be true. All you do is heat chicken thighs in water in a crock-pot for a few hours. Then, add some Caesar dressing and cheese. Let the mixture heat on high for about 30 additional minutes.

I’ve made this recipe no less than five times in the past six weeks. Needless to say, it’s a crowd-pleaser. One note about the recipe – you must use Brianna’s Asiago Caesar Dressing.

I admit I might be a bit biased because the dressing shares my name. However, I’ve made the chicken with a yogurt-based dressing, and it simply doesn’t compare to the Brianna’s brand in terms of flavor.

Afternoon Snacks – 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.


I ate a pink lady apple after my principles of advertising class. I ate the Clif bar about 90 minutes later so I wouldn’t become hangry while completing four rounds of each circuit in this workout after work. I wasn’t a huge fan of this flavor of Clif bar, but it kept me focused.

Dinner – 8 p.m.

I completely spaced out on taking a picture of dinner, but it looked pretty similar to this lunch I packed last week. 

I ate a small salad with broccoli slaw, a tablespoon of yogurt-based ranch dressing, a heaping spoonful of pico de gallo, sliced bell pepper, romaine lettuce and sliced onion instead of the carrots. 

Everything else stayed the same. I ate two ounces of Boar’s Head Blazing Buffalo Style Roasted Chicken Breast, two tablespoons Trader Joe’s Spicy Black Bean Dip and 1/2 cup large curd cottage cheese with black pepper.

After-Dinner Snacks – 9:30 p.m.

I actually didn’t finish about a quarter of my above-pictured overnight oats from the morning, so I cleaned out the container shortly after dinner. A square of this dark chocolate may have also found its way into my mouth. . . 

Bedtime Snack – 11 p.m.

I’ve had a huge case of the munchies lately! The past two nights have included a spoonful or two of Dark Chocolate Dreams and a few triangles of Katy’s Kettle Corn Popchips. I dare you to spread the peanut butter on the chip!

Anyhow, now that you know what I’ve been eating, let’s take a look at this week’s workout plan. Click on the name of each workout to see what it entails.

Week of  08/28/13 – 09/03/13

Wednesday: Interval Training (group fitness class at UF) 

Thursday: Off/Rest  

Friday: Triangle Workout + 20 to 30 minutes steady-state cardio (a.k.a. pick one pace and incline and stick to it) 

Saturday: 35-Minute Incline Interval Treadmill Workout + All-Star Abs Workout

Sunday: Off/Rest

Monday: 5-4-3-2-1 Workout (P.S. This workout is a super sweaty one!)

Tuesday: Total Body Weights Treadmill HIIT Workout (High Intensity Interval Training)


  1. What have you munched on today?
  2. What does your workout plan include for this week?