Quick Arms and Abs Workout

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 ❤

Leg Workout for Fitness Friday

Hello all and happy Fitness Friday!

I wanted to do something a bit different today and offer you a FREE sample workout from my 4 week Fitness Challenge.  We offer these every few months and have a new one starting soon (September 5th).

This is a great, basic leg workout for anyone, even if you are not interested in the challenge group.  The workout doesn’t require any equipment and is something that can be done quickly at home or at the gym.  I really hope that you enjoy it.

Fat Burning Workout for Fitness Friday

Hello everyone,

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!!!

 

Arms and Abs Workout for Fitness Friday

Hello all,

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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Full Body Workout at Home (Tabata)

Hello lovelies,

So I completely freaked out the other day because I realized that summer is right around the corner….ahhhh!!!  And although I encourage everyone to workout to feel healthy and happy, I also would love to look good in my bathing suit, right?!  This year has contained a lot of struggles and dietary changes that have led me to not be quite as ready as I would like to be.  I know, excuses, excuses (you’re either on the treadmill or you’re not, right?!).  So I am doing my very best to get bikini ready now 🙂

One change that I am making is to do an additional 10-15 minute workout every morning before breakfast. I thought I would share one of those workouts with you: Full Body Workout at Home (Tabata).

Even if you are not trying to get bikini ready, this is still a great workout.  It works the entire body in a short amount of time and is kind of fun.  Plus, it is easy on the brain. 🙂  It is Tabata style, which means that you will do each exercise for 20 seconds, followed by a 10 second rest, 8 x for each exercise.

If that doesn’t make sense right now, don’t worry.  I will do the entire workout with you.

I truly hope that you will give this one a try.  Enjoy and have a great, safe Memorial Day weekend!