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WOW 8.20 – HIIT me baby one more time.

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so…i gave up on the couch to 5k program at the end of july.  i wasn’t enjoying it at all, and i didn’t feel like i was getting better at the pace that i should have.  i like to run…just in short distances.  i would do the first week of the couch to 5k all the time.  but once i got to week 5, i just couldn’t hack it anymore.  maybe i wasn’t putting in the effort.  maybe my heart wasn’t in it.  whatever it was, it wasn’t working.  i’m still walking though.  i think i like that more. an hour of a brisk walk clears my head more than a 30- 45 minute run.  so i’m done with running for now, and i’m exploring other things now and revisiting others.

i figured out in the past two weeks that i miss HIIT.  i’ve talked about millionaire hoy before but hadn’t tried his HIIT workouts until recently.  he started a 30 day HIIT program a couple of weeks ago, and i’m loving it.  it’ll probably take me about two months to finish it because i know i’ll throw in some strength training and other workouts for some variety.  i love that he explains everything and demonstrates everything.  i also like that he has a good warm-up and stretch at the beginning.  i’ve learned that i need that for HIIT.  i do have to modify some of the moves due to my wrist or skill level, but that’s no big deal.  each workout is just 30 minutes, which is perfect for me with school starting soon.  below is the first and second day of the 30 day body burnout.  day one is total body.  day two focuses on abs, but still works everything.  love it!

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6 thoughts on “WOW 8.20 – HIIT me baby one more time.

  1. HIIT IS MY THING! LOVE IT! I’m really big into TABATA… it’s an addiction, not going to lie.

    And I love to run, but, I didn’t always…. It became a habit.. and I started out really slow… and it took me a while to get into it. My advice, if there is something about running that does appeal to you… maybe add a little into your walks… Instead of an hour of brisk walking.. every 15 minutes or so, pick it up to a JOG… for a few minutes (maybe the length of a song)… and then go back to walking.. you’ll be upping your metabolism.. and it won’t be intense.

    🙂 Happy Wednesday!

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