My name is Megan, and a little over a year ago I started a process of getting healthy and physically in shape. This is a log of my workouts, progress, goals, achievements, and setbacks. The past year has been life changing for me and starting on this journey has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Today’s workout was with the Get Fit program at UT Austin, of which I am a part. It’s primarily comprised of staff members who meet three days a week for an hour to work out, whether that’s cardio, circuit training, or strength training in the weight room.
My partner, Travis, likes to call these workouts “Here’s something you hate! But don’t worry! You’re only doing it for two minutes before you do something else you hate!”
5 stations, 90 s of work at each station, 30 s break between each station to move to next and get set up.
1: Pushups with “touch backs” or something like that - after the pushup, take one hand off the ground and rotate your body so you’re facing up, and touch the hand to the ground on the other side. Flip back, pushup again, alternate hands. Try not to die.
2: Step lunges, alternating legs - lunge backwards off a step. Seems easy until your knees start hating you.
3: Sit ups.
4: Treadmill, 2% incline, any speed - but you’re expected to push, because you’re only going for 90 s. I jogged each time through.
5: Squat with med ball, then throw med ball at wall, aiming for door height. Catch, squat, throw.
One minute break when you’ve finished all five stations, then repeat - you’re going through all 5 stations 4 times total.