Full Body – HIIT Workout #2

Here is the HITT workout I did today. Keep in mind that it took me at least a few weeks to build up the stamina to be able to complete a full workout! If you find yourself struggling, push yourself to at least finish the circuit even if that means slowing down. As long as you are moving the entire 5 or 7 minutes! It’s the only way to build up that stamina!

Warmup on Treadmill
Incline / Speed / Minutes
15 / 3.0 / 2
15 / 5.0 / 1
13 / 2.8 / 2
13 / 5.0 / 1
10 / 2.8 / 2
10 / 4.5 / 1
Cool Down

Circuit 1 (Legs)
Complete this circuit as many times as you can for 7 minutes nonstop.
1. Sumo Jump Squats (x10)
2. Knee Ups w/ stepping stool w/ 8lbs each hand (x12 each leg)
3. Cross Over Steps w/ stepping stool (x30 total)
4. Leg Lunges (x10 total)
5. Front Squat w/ 10lbs (x10)

Circuit 2 (Arms)
Complete this circuit as many times as you can for 5 minutes nonstop.
1. Push-ups (x10)
2. Tricep Dips (x10)
3. Jumping Jacks (x50)
4. Bicep Curls w/ 4lbs (x10)
5. Overhead Tricep Extention w/ 8lbs (x10)

Circuit 3 (Abs)
Complete this circuit as many times as you can for 7 minutes nonstop.
1. Leg Lifts (x20)
2. Crunches (x40)
3. Glute Bridge w/ 8lbs (x20)
4. Heel Touch (x20)
5. Russian Twists w/ 8lbs (x40)

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Full Body – HIIT Workout

My full body workout today was TOUGH. It left me sweating puddles but made me feel so amazing afterwards! I felt so positive and optimistic for the rest of the day. Check it out and give it a try! Don’t forget to tell me what you think!

This HIIT workout is a mix of treadmill resistance and weight resistance training. These types of high intensity resistance workouts are the best way to burn fat fast! The workouts keep your heart guessing for what is next and keep your body burning calories even after you’re finished!

Treadmill Circuit 1
Incline / Speed / Minutes
15 / 3.0 / 2
15 / 4.5 / 1
13 / 2.8 / 2
13 / 5.5 / 1
13 / 2.8 / 2

Strength Circuit 1 (Arms & Abs)
Go through this circuit nonstop for 7 minutes
1. Push ups (x10)
2. Hip-Lift Progression w/ 10lbs (x15)
3. Tricep Dips (x10)
4. Russian Twists w/ 8lbs (x20)
5. Bicep Curls w/ 6lbs (x10)
6. Toe Touches (x20)

Treadmill Circuit 2
15 / 2.8 / 2
15 / 6.0 / 1
13 / 3.0 / 2
13 / 5.0 / 1
13 / 3.0 / 2

Strength Circuit 2 (Legs/Glutes & Abs)
1. Squat Jumps (x10)
2. Leg Lifts (x20)
3. Weighted Step Ups (x15 each leg)
4. Bicycle Crunches (x40)
5. Squat & Press w/ 10lbs (x10)
6. Crunches (x40)

If you enjoyed this workout, check out Kayla Itsines and Alyss’s guides. They have similar workouts like this in their guides. Their guides is actually what helped me to create my own workouts that I found enjoyable! Don’t forget to follow me on my fitness instagram!

Healthy Snacking

Diet is probably around 80-90% of weight loss and staying fit. For me, my diet has been the toughest part of staying fit and is probably why I haven’t yet reached my goals. Especially when I work 9am to 5pm in an office full of unhealthy snacks! But no worries! There’s always room for improvement! Everyday I try to pack healthy snacks to help resist going into the snack cupboards at work when I’m hungry. It try to keep it different every day with fruits, veggies, and nuts! Here’s a picture of my healthy snack today! Also, don’t forget to follow me on my fitness instagram!

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First Post/New Year’s Resolutions

It’s taken me a while to build up the courage to start blogging and share my thoughts. Finally, I’ve started to blog as a new years resolution. Also thanks to Akansha Agrawal’s post that gave me that last final push to start blogging. I thought it would be nice to have all my thoughts, projects, and progress on fitness, health, and music in one place not only for anyone who is interested, but also for myself. I find some sort of inner peace when I write out my thoughts. Also tracking my progress on all things fitness keeps me motivated! My true aspiration in life is to help people by motivating and inspiring them to live a happy and healthy life, to follow their passions, and do what they love, so I’ve come up with a list of general resolutions (inspired by WellnessFX) for this year to achieve just that!
  1. Giving (volunteering, inspiring, motivating)
  2. Gaining (muscle, toning up, happiness)
  3. Losing (fat loss, stress, negativity)
I’m very excited to see where this year will take me, especially with my new found hobby of blogging!