Work-it-Out Wednesday

I am NOT one of those girls who can take my dog for a stroll or power-walk through the mall to stay svelte. I have to work out! Like hard, and often. While I can't deny that I am seriously jealous of women who were born with a slim figure and super-charged metabolism, there is an upside to my "condition." Working out makes me feel good - not just physically, but emotionally and mentally. When I'm happy, working out makes me happier. When I'm sad, working out lifts my mood. And when I'm mad, working out lets me channel that energy in a better way than say, b*tching someone out or treating them to a backhanded slap.

I usually work out 6 days a week, usually skipping Sundays. Here's my usual routine:

20-30 minutes on the Elliptical

15-25 on the Spin Bike

75 minutes of Power Yoga (Fast-paced Vinyasa Flow)

I love my workout routine but I definitely need to shake it up a bit. I want to start doing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) on the Elliptical instead of keeping a steady pace. I keep reading article after article about the benefits of HIIT. (Read more about it here, here, and here!)

I also want to start running. I ran my first 5K in March and haven't run since! I
seriously dislike running. I know it is super effective at burning cals though, so I need to do it. And if I ever get chased by a rabid dog, I'd like to be able to keep a good distance (hey, it could happen).

What workouts do you do? Do you do HIIT?

I leave you now with a jam to motivate you to work-it-out! :)

1 comment:

  1. I too am an exerciseaholic! It does make you feel great though! Your blog is very cute by the way! XO