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.
Happy Fitness Friday all!
Here are two exercises that will help strengthen your upper body and give you those tank top ready arms.
1) Up Downs: go up into your push up position and then down into a forearm plank (up, up, down, down)
2) Push up variation: push up, shoulder tap each side, hand together each side. Do this with wide legs for a stronger base.
To modify, try these exercises on your knees.
10-15 repetitions of each.
Please let me know if you would like more workout videos like this one ❤
I am so sorry that I have been MIA for a bit but our computer crashed….ahhh!!!
Anyway, I am back online and am here with another workout for your Fitness Friday. This one is a Full Body Workout (Fat Burning) that can be done at home or at the gym. It is only 15 minutes and can be performed at every fitness level. Additionally, the only equipment that you will need is a chair (or bed frame/couch).
I truly hope that you enjoy it!
Also, as always, please feel free to comment below with any feedback: what workouts do you want next or are there any other topics that you would like me to cover? I am here to make your day better 🙂
Have a great weekend!!!