06-18-2014

HIIT + Abs Workout

Here’s a Wednesday workout challenge for ya…a full body workout that’s a little bit of HIIT, a little bit of strength, a little bit of abs…

I’m all about workouts that are also great to do after runs, since I’m a runner and have to work on strength training. Does anyone else have a tough time balancing both when you’re training for a race?

I was inspired to do a 30-20-10 type workout after seeing a personal trainer and her client working out at the gym yesterday. The trainer had her client do 50-40-30-20-10 burpees, then back up 10-20-30-40-50 burpees. Dayyummmmm!

Here’s the workout:

Full Body Workout

 

DB means dumbbell…figured I’d clarify just in case ;) This whole workout should take about 20 minutes, so it’s great on it’s own, or after/before a cardio workout. 

As always, let me know if you try it out, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

What is your favorite core exercise? I need more to add to my repertoire :)

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12-18-2013

Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

7 days until Christmas! That is all.

Here are your health links for today:

  • Core Strength For Runners (Happy Fit Mama) – I need to start working more on my core strength. Plus, this is good for non-runners and runners alike!
  • Sriracha Shortage On The Way! (Women’s Health) – Are you a sriracha addict? I don’t like spicy but actually like this stuff, though I can only use like 1 little drop each time I use it.
  • 5 Tips To Run More Efficiently (Daily Burn) – Great tips for those who are starting spring half training now, or will soon. I should really do more drills.
  • Tips For Sticking To Your Workout Schedule (Fit N’ Cookies) – Are you finding it hard to stick to your schedule during the holidays? These are some great tips!

Do you use sriracha? Or other hot sauce?

What’s your favorite dressing? I’d have to say Caeser or Honey Mustard.

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10-30-2013

Health/Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

I have a lot of great stuff to share with you all today!

Check it out:

Are you Team Chipotle, Team Moe’s, or Team Qdoba? I’m Chipotle all the way!

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10-03-2012

Health/Fitness Links to Get You Through the Day

I apologize that this post wasn’t up this morning…it’s been a hectic week! But, here are your weekly, informational links, because I know there are times you need a break from work and just want to browse the internet ;)

  • Lean Legs Interval Workout: This workout is brought to you by fitness blogger Jess of Blonde Ponytail. This is a great lower body, interval workout that will no doubt get you sweating. I fully plan on trying this out on one of my circuit training days. This is actually her second “lean legs workout,” here is part 1.
  • 3 Moves for Flat Abs by Halloween: While I can’t promise that you will have flat abs by Halloween (since many other factors besides doing ab exercises go into that), I can tell you that these are great core exercises. I do all of these myself when I do my core workouts. I LOVE plank. One of the best exercises out there. If you’re not already regularly doing plank, do it.
  • Rethink Your Drink: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte: mmmm pumpkin spice lattes. Always a fall favorite. But there are ways to enjoy pumpkin spice without all that sugar! This link gives you some other options. I personally get a Cafe Americano, and ask for 1 pump of the pumpkin spice syrup, then top it off with a sprinkle of nutmeg. Half the calories, half the sugar.
  • Creamy Kale and Apple Soup: I just found this blog, Cara’s Cravings, and plan on exploring it fully. I love finding new, healthy recipes I can make at home, because I am not creative at all in the kitchen. This kale and apple soup looks like the perfect fall soup.

If you try any of these, whether it’s the workouts, a new Starbucks drink, or kale soup, let me know! I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Ps- What is your favorite drink to get at Starbucks? Mine is definitely a Cafe Americano (caffeine addict, anyone?)