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 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:
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)
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:
FitList makes it easy to add, track and complete exercises all at on your phone, or even iWatch. Not only does it have already programmed exercises in the app, but you can create custom ones. If you have certain routines you do on a normal day, like me, you can also save them so you don’t have to keep re-entering them.
Typically, I love the feeling of sore muscles, it makes me feel like I’m accomplishing something, but the thought of wearing heels and dancing today for the wedding is making me cringe. Last Saturday it poured all day, and I was dying to get out for a long run, so I postponed it until Sunday...
Well it's happened, I've hit the weight-loss plateau. If you do not experience a weight loss plateau as you approach your ideal body weight,consider yourself very, very lucky. Last year I worked my butt off (literally) to get in great shape for our wedding - because let's face it these pictures will last forever and I want … Continue reading Managing My Weight-Loss Plateau
It feels like summer, and I can't believe it. Upstate NY completely skipped spring, and its 95 degrees F today, like what???? So obviously I'm taking the weather, and getting outside today. Went for a nice long 8 mile run, and now I have a full day of picking weeds and doing some yard work... … Continue reading Weekly Workouts 5/21-5/28