Hello my food and fitness obsessed friends! Hope you’re having a great week. I know I am.
Is it just me, or does it seem like everything that could go great or bad always happens all at the same time. Like there’s some sort of quota that has to be met for your personal “I’m on top of the world!” or “Please hold my shovel as I nosedive into my own grave” feeling of the month.
Lucky for me, I’m on top of the world in June. I only have a week and a half until I make the trek back to NH, I’m officially registered for the Healthy Living Summit in September, and have some exciting opportunities coming my way (will share the deets once it is in the works). Life is sa-weet!
Now last week I gave you some heart-thumpin’ tunes to groove you along your workout, but what if you don’t have a workout planned? Don’t worry babes, I got you covered. Yes, we’re at that point in our relationship where I can call you babes. I just can’t say I love you yet.
I talked earlier about how I was interested in starting some Barre workouts and I found a pretty good one to do at home on Fitness Blender. I love this website! They have so many great workouts, pretty much in anything that you want to do from weights, cardio, yoga, and HIIT. And it’s all FREE! Be sure to hop on over there if you’re looking for any and every type of at-home workout.
After doing some barre workouts I grasped the concept that barre uses to work small muscle groups with short pulses instead of the full exercise (like a bicep pulse instead of a full curl) which leaves you burnin’ (Somebody call 911. Shawty’s body burnin’ on the barre pole. Oh Woah Oh!).
Pulses are just shorter movements of an exercise where you only go about half way through it, but at a quicker pace. Here’s an example of one of the moves I love to hate. Give it a try, I dare you. You’ll love to hate it as well. It has unofficially been added to my bucket list to attend an actual Barre class before I leave “da Gump” forever. I’m sure I will find out I have been doing all the exercise the “easy” way and will leave in an amount of pain much like my one and only yoga class in college, and never return to a class again. Ever. Well unless there’s some free granola bars or chai lattes involved. Then just maybe.
I wanted to incorporate some of these moves in my own full body burnout workout. I paired the regular exercise with a set of pulses to give your body the ultimate burn! Be sure to crank up your bumpin’ playlist so no one can hear you scream out curse words to your burning thighs.
Here’s a few links to exercises you might be unfamiliar with:
Try to perform the entire circuit the whole way through with minimum rests in between each exercise. Take a 30 second -1 minute break in between each circuit to avoid swallowing your tongue and to put out any fires on glutes, thighs, shoulders, or abs. I am not liable for any 3rd degree burns, but please wear your flame retardant leotard when completing. My legs are smoking just looking at this. The entire workout routine should take 20-30 minutes to complete. Happy Wednesday!
What’s your favorite type of workout?
Do you prefer cardio or weight training?