HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts are becoming extremely popular now a days, and they combine quick repetitions of exercise in shorter times with breaks worked in.
Not only does it help you pass the time, but it helps you increase your speed for long runs and increases your aerobic capacity. Plus, it speeds up your metabolism, and can help you shed any extra unwanted pounds faster! And honestly, who doesn't love that!
I know how crazy it get’s in the summer – with vacations, parties, work, etc. – so I wanted to make it easy for you guys to see what you may have missed over the past 2 weeks!
I went to my first barre class yesterday. My boss asked me if I wanted to try it with her at lunch, and of course I said yes. I’ve never done a barre class, so I was a little nervous about trying something new, and since I worked out earlier that morning. Anyways, I tried it and loved it! The teacher was great, and I’ll definitely be doing it again. I can’t wait to see how introducing a new workout will change my body – hopefully for the better!
Before heading to the beach, since there is no gym, I go for a run – and then add some body weight exercises to do after. So here’s what I did:
This past week I went extra hard, sprinting and running fast in the gym, and also upping my weights – because this week I’m gym-less. I’ll be going for morning beach runs to keep my body active, and maybe even squeeze in some water sports. Either way I need to counter-act the hell I’m about to put in my body – alcohol and food.
The hike on Monday really shook up my normal routine. My legs were like jello after it, and I decided to take it easy on my legs this week – and really focus on my core and abs. Plus I still ran. Actually, my Saturday run was awesome! I woke up to it pouring rain, so running outside wasn’t an option. I looked up some speed training intervals on Map My Run, and headed over to the gym and hopped on a treadmill. I hit 7 miles in 55:25 and I was pouring sweat. (I laid out the training run below)
We got to the Adirondack Lodge where the trail head starts at 8am, the sun was beaming and the heat was starting to rise – perfect day for a hike. It’s about a 2.5 mile hike, relatively flat, to the Marcy Dam – the first milestone in your journey. Once you leave the dam, the trail takes another mile until you reach the pivotal point in your hike – left or right. For Colden, there is a loop that you can take …
Anyways, in 2 weeks I’ll be headed to our family beach vacation, so this week has been a food and drink detox – and a big workout week. Here’s what I did and what I’m going to do this weekend:
Summer is in full swing, thank god! And hopefully your taking full advantage of the sun, so it’s totally fine if you missed the recipes from the last two weeks. Luckily, I put together a post of everything you missed!