Empty Stomach Morning Cardio

Well friends.. i did it! Ha…i know for many of you, this is a daily activity, but for me…i NEVER do early morning cardio on an empty stomach. I just am so hungry in the mornings that I just need to get something in me..do my strength training and then do my cardio afterwards.

This morning I woke up an hour before my alarm clock. I have a training appointment at 8AM….usually i get there early and just chill out on the elliptical or treadmill, but today, I decided, I’m going for a run! And i’m doing it on an empty stomach.

Now I love that I am like a dog or a toddler..however you want to look at it. I tell myself I am going to only do 30 minutes(i do this almost every time i go to do any type of cardio) and always end up doing much more than that. Today i ran for 55 minutes. I did a loop that I knew was going to be longer than a 30 minute run, but I told myself I would stop and walk the rest of the way…..Knowing that I wouldn’t do that. I really was going to stop and walk at around 45 minutes, but I was starving at this point, and I thought to myself “If i walk..its going to take me twice as long to get home and make some food…RUN!!” So i did.

Anyways that’s my story just thought I would share. It really did feel great to run outside again. It’s been over a month since I have done that and I always forget how soothing it is on the mind. I highly reccomend it.

Challenge: Everybody do at least 25 pushups today.(Doesn’t have to be consecutive…but do as many as you can consecutively and let me know how you did in my comment box!!)


7 thoughts on “Empty Stomach Morning Cardio

  1. fittingbackin says:

    haha nice job tricking yourself!! I haven't done cardio on an emtpy tummy in forever!! I'll try push-ups – I haven't been able to do them since I hurt my foot, but I haven't tried in 2 months! haha


  2. bbubblyb says:

    Way to go on the run this morning.

    You asked for my protein bar recipe. It's a clickable on the right side of my blog but I cut and pasted it for you below:

    Banana-Peanut Butter Protein Bars

    3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
    2 ½ cups rolled oats
    3 scoops protein powder (chocolate)
    1/2 cup raisins
    1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoons nutmeg (I just put 1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon and omit the nutmeg, all what you like)
    2 tablespoons natural peanut butter (I prefer chunky)
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/3 cup splenda (I use 1/2 cup)
    1/2 cup egg beater (or 1/2 cup egg whites)
    1/2 cup skim or 1% milk
    1/2 cup applesauce

    Preheat oven 300 degrees, spray cake pan with pam. Mix ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into cake pan cook for 45-50 mins. Let cool before cutting. Cut into 8 pie slices. Refrigerate, will keep a week or so.

    230 calories each

    These are extremely filling and a much better alternative to store bought protein bars.

    For a sweet potato/pecan version I just nuke an extra large sweet potato, scrape out the inside, mash, and add 1/4 cup chopped pecans instead of the banana and peanut butter.

    If you like oatmeal you'll like them a lot I think, if you don't I still think you will like them ok. I make them every Sunday and eat them every work day for breakfast and sometimes an extra one if I'm on the go and need something quick.

    If you're a purist you can always ommit the splenda, I have made them without (forgot it) and they still tasted good, the banana and raisins give it a good amount of sweetness.

    I haven't tried a pushup since my gallbladder surgery. I couldn't do one before then but maybe I can now. I'll give it a try tonight. It's been a goal for me for awhile.


  3. April says:

    That's what gets me up and going through the early cardio FOOD!! I think of my great breakfast that's awaiting me 🙂

    I just busted out 30 push ups for you WOO! Boy style woot woot!


  4. Jennica says:

    25 done! (I made it to 15 and had to take a little breather before the rest)

    Great progress pics too, someday I'll get that toned!


  5. Melissa Cunningham says:

    yay! great job on the AM cardio-welcome to the world of figure/bikini training-LOL!!!!
    ahhh you and i are way too much alike-gotta love our mindset about "tricking" ourselves..LOL!!!!
    keep up your hard work-i garuntee that if you stick with the AM cardio (empty belly of course) your changes will in your physique will be very rewarding!!!


  6. Becca says:

    Obviousy you can tell I'm behind on blogs cause youre getting bombarded with my comments, lol, but I just busted out 25 for ya, nonstop!! Guess I do have it in me today! WHEW!


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