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Bridal Fitness on Paper - Double Duty Treadmill Workout Monday, September 17, 2012 ~ 9:20 a.m.

Hi! I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was somewhat relaxing compared to last week's big moving weekend. We made the final move out of our apartment, and we are officially all moved into our new house! It's kind of a relief just to have this house to focus on from here on out. I was driving back and forth between our house and apartment a lot last week trying to get our apartment all emptied and cleaned up in time. This week's big moving project? Getting my address changed on all of my cards and stuff, and getting my office all unpacked and set up! Wish me luck!

So I'm not going to lie to you...since the move, I've been slacking a bit on the exercise front. I make myself go to the gym a few times a week, but when I'm there, my heart just isn't in it! I have been so focused on other things lately that it can be challenging to really put the effort in. I even get mad at myself, because I feel like I'm just wasting my time when I don't try hard enough! It's frustrating. For that reason, I really like having a good collection of fool-proof workouts available to me. I find that if I have a routine that I can just follow minute by minute, it's hard for me to really slack off.

The workout that I'm sharing today is definitely a toughie. More than anything, it takes some serious coordination! So if the idea of holding weights while walking uphill on a treadmill makes you nervous, then do yourself a favor and don't do it! I don't want to be responsible for any major injuries here! I have personally found that the trick to success here is to keep your pace slow and your weights light. I keep the weights in the cupholders when I'm not holding onto them, and I make sure that I step off the moving treadmill when I go to grab the weights or set them back down. But as long as you're smart and safe about it, this is a great "Double Duty" workout that will work both your upper and lower body at the same time!

Bridal Fitness on Paper - Double Duty Treadmill Workout

Level of Difficulty: 4 out of 5 rings
Four diamond ring rating for bridal bootcamp exercise reviews
Equipment: Treadmill and pair of light handweights (no more than 5 pounds)
Time Commitment: 32 minutes
Double duty treadmill workout

Bridal Fitness on Paper is a weekly blog series posted every Monday, where I share and review a wide variety of cardio and resistance training workouts, both inside the gym and out. Bridal Fitness on Paper is meant to help guide brides along their weight loss journey all the way to the altar and beyond! All of the reviews posted are based on my own experience; I am not a fitness or nutrition professional, and am not liable for any injuries incurred while trying any of the workouts that I share here on A Paper Proposal. If you're curious about a specific workout, and you'd like for me to review it, please do leave a comment below or feel free to send me an email at Sarah - at - apaperproposal - dot - com.

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