Let's HIIT it!
Here is one of my very favorite high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts. The first move of each of the circuits is meant to get your heart rate WAY up - it's the high intensity move. The following two exercises will be your active "rest". Alternating between intense activity intervals and lower activity intervals has been shown to burn more calories than steady state cardio by increasing your metabolism longer after your workout.
All you need is a timer (your phone!) and some weights (dumbbells or use water bottles if you don't have weights).
Let me know if you want me to lead you through this or have any questions. I would love to help!
Falling Back Into Balance
I cannot believe it is September already! Plus, it feels like fall outside today. This time of year feels like a new beginning. Even though it isn't the start of a new school year for me, the fall still feels like the start of a new year in a way. I indulged quite a bit this last month (the much talked about birthday month) and am ready to get back to my usual healthier eating.
I don't think I strayed too far from my whole foods focused way of eating. The big exception was the amount of sweets. There was lots of cake, candy and cookies. I need to dial it back in because I can feel the difference in my energy levels and digestive system.
So I'm falling back into focusing on vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and fruit. I'm not cutting out desserts/treats altogether, but making it less of a daily occurrence and more of a weekly one. We still have some veggies growing in our backyard (mostly tomatoes - see above) and my family has gifted me with some of the vegetables from their gardens. Plus, some homemade salsa I can't wait to try! I'm going to enjoy the last of this fresh produce and replace those sweets with healthier treats.
Anyone else ready to re-balance their diet?