Do you ever get tired of doing the same workouts over and over and not seeing the results you want?! That was me a few weeks ago. I was stuck in the same routine and realized that my body wasn’t changing because I had plateaued (you have to keep your body guessing in order to become stronger and to see results).
So, I went from circuit training and HIIT workouts to doing Tabata. And I have to say that I love it! I look forward to my workouts and I do feel that my strength has increased.
Tabata is basically doing one exercise for a designated time amount, having a small break, and then performing the same exercise again. There are many different styles of Tabata. Lately, I have been doing one exercise for 20 seconds, with a 10 second rest in between, for 8 rounds. Other variations include doing an exercise for 50 seconds, with a ten second rest or even one exercise for 50 seconds and another for 10 seconds. There are many variations but the key is repetition!
I have two Tabata workouts on my Youtube playlist and think that they are both effective (although I am a bit biased :). ). Here is the Arms and Abs Tabata if you want to give it a try. All you need is a pair of dumbbells (or water bottles), some comfy clothes and some water. In addition, this workout is less than 20 minutes so it can easily fit into a busy day.
Have a great workout and please let me know how you feel about Tabata ❤
I am super excited for Fall and for the approaching holiday season. I have two events coming up that will help us all feel more healthy, happy and confident for those family pictures and gatherings.
The first is one that everyone, all over the world, can participate in. I am running a “Fall in Love with Fitness” online challenge. It will consist of short workouts that can be done from the comfort of your own bedroom (I personally love to workout in my pajamas). It is only $25.00 for the entire two weeks and starts on November 5th!
The second event is for all of my local friends. I am co-hosting a “Fall in Love with Food” Vegan Cooking Class on November 8th from 6:00-7:30pm. During the class we will eat a 5 course meal (including wine) and will learn some basic cooking skills. Everyone will leave with a recipe packet so that you can make these amazing meals at home (and for those holiday gatherings). The entire evening is only $55.00/person. *Please note that you absolutely do not have to be vegan to attend.
Please contact me to sign up for either one of these events. Also, please share with anyone who you think may be interested. I truly appreciate all of your support!
Do you ever get the urge to workout but stop yourself because you don’t have any equipment?! No equipment, no problem!
Try these 3 exercises in your bedroom, in a hotel room or even at a park. All you need is a chair, a bench, a couch or a bed frame.
Perform 10-15 repetitions of each exercise, 3x through. Please note that with exercise #2, you will need to perform the exercise on each side.
I hope that you enjoy. For full body workouts in real time, please visit my Youtube channel.
For Throwback Thursday I wanted to share a quick, full body workout that I filmed last year. It is a perfect workout to do at home and at any fitness level. It is only four moves, but is Tabata style. This means that you will do the same exercise 8 times through, 20 seconds each round. If this doesn’t make any sense, don’t worry. I will be right there with you, doing it in real time.
Click Here for the Workout
Please let me know how this workout goes and if you would like to see more videos like this one.
**Extra points if you complete this workout prior to eating breakfast.
Hello everyone and happy Fitness Friday!
Do you ever think about exercising your inner thighs?! I find that I tend to ignore the inner thighs and they are such an important part of our body. We all want lean legs, but did you know that because the upper legs are such large muscles, that you burn a ton of calories when you work them?
Here are two of my favorite exercises for those inner thighs. You can incorporate them into other strength/cardio workouts or can perform them on their own.
Exercise 1: Sumo squat jacks with a cross. Start in a low Sumo squat, jump together, crossing one foot in front of the other. Repeat and cross the opposite leg in front this time. Try to perform this exercise for 30 seconds-1 minute (3 times through).
Exercise 2: Inner thigh lifts. Sitting down, turn out one leg and lift it to the opposite hand. Try to think about the inner thigh doing the work. Perform 10-15 repetitions on each leg (3 times though).
I hope that you enjoy these exercises. Please comment below after you have tried them to let me know how those inner thighs feel 🙂
Have a great weekend!
It’s that time of the week again: Fitness Friday!!!
Lately, I have been completely obsessed with the Tabata format for my workouts. They are so efficient and I love knowing how much more time I have left in a workout.
Today I have an Arms and Abs Workout for you that follows this same format: 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, 8x through for each move. You will need a set of dumbbells, a soft surface and plenty of water for this workout. And there may be a surprise at the end….. 🙂
I really hope that you enjoy it!
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