Total Body Sculpt

In some exciting fitness news this week, I was accepted as a Fitfluential Ambassador! After reading one of my favourite bloggers, Tessa’s post about the program, I finally decided I should send in an application. A few weeks later I was notified that I was accepted.

I love the message they are trying to spread with awareness to health and fitness goals and passions. I am so excited and honoured that I was accepted as an ambassador and am truly excited for what this positive community will bring along for me. Especially, since I’ve only been blogging for a short amount of time.

As you all know I am very open in my recovery process, and I hope I can help others with their recovery or to even not get involved in an eating disorder in the first place. It is a truly awful and deadly disease. I want to provide insight and advice to others that want it, and want to encourage everyone to get to their happiest and healthiest. Being healthy is the main priority and that looks different on everybody.

I am definitely not perfect, but am working on creating balance in my life with fitness, nutrition, and all it takes to be a healthy individual. I still have my struggles, but am being proactive in working on them.

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As you all know by now I love my quick and effective workouts, HIIT or Tabata mainly, and also love circuit workouts as well. They make time fly by and they are so efficient. It’s fun and effective. And remember, you don’t need a ton of equipment to get in a superb workout!

What was your workout today?

Intense HIIT Workout

Let’s talk workouts, shall we?

As you probably know by now, I love HIIT workouts.

I love that they help to kick things up a notch, you get more bang for your buck this way. HIIT is demanding and hard, as long as you PUSH yourself. Get yourself out of your comfort zone. That is the key to HIIT workouts, you need to push yourself to the maximum to get the benefits and results you want from your exercise routine.

It’s easy to mix things up, you don’t need to perform high intensity on exercise equipment. You can do this at your house with absolutely no equipment, or do it while on a run outside. Wherever, whenever.

The best part, for me, is that HIIT is short and sweet. I feel like I don’t have time to get bored, because the exercises or intensity change so often. Quality over quantity, my friends.

Today I give you a workout that will work every inch of your body and it doesn’t take long to complete. It is quick and effective.

The plyometric’s in this workout will help to switch things up, keep the workout challenging, take your workouts up a notch, get that heart rate up fast, and you don’t need any equipment. Awesome, right?

Crazy Cardio HIIT Workout

Earlier this week, I was inspired by some bodyrock and ZWOW workouts and came up with a combo of the two that would help me get in a killer workout fast.

Changing exercises every 30 reps made the workout fly by, even though I was super sweaty by the time this was over.

*hop overs

*reptile push-up

*180 jump squat

*pike press burpee

HIIT & A Workout

Since I love fitness, one thing I try to do everyday is workout.

I love all different types of fitness, but one of my favourites would have to be HIIT training.

What is HIIT?
HIIT is high intensity interval training; HIIT is consisted of short, INTENSE exercises. The intense bursts (usually between 30 seconds-1 minunte) are then followed by a recovery period (about 30 seconds-2 minutes). HIIT also boosts you metabolism, helps burn fat, and increases your aerobic and anaerobic endurance through out the day.
Be aware of how your body is feeling because HIIT is not for everyone.
I also enjoy HIIT workouts because the short intervals help seem like my workouts are going by a lot faster than steady-state cardio!

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I love doing routines that are easy for me to do at home, but leave me feeling like I’ve worked very hard! HIIT can be easy to do at home. I will usually do these routines and maybe add some weight lifting after if I have the energy and time to do so!

Today I did this workout with the influence coming from Body Rock TV.
Although I am a true Zuzana fan, so I’m loving Zuzana’s Workout of the Day’s more.

These are a few of my favourite sites to get workout inspiration from.

Today I have a great workout for you. It is short, but intense!

Also there are many modifications you can make if this is too hard, feel free to only do the workout 3 or 5 times through, or do the push-ups on your knees, and you can even do just regular burpees.

Here are some links to show you examples of the following exercises:
1. Plank Jacks
2. Hand Release Burpees (at the 1:35 mark)
3. Squat Jumps
4. Plank Thrusts (like that, but don’t need to add the jump up after)
5. Reptile Push-Ups
6. Pendulum Jumps (at the 1:35 mark, and if you don’t have UGI or medicine ball, just place your hands on the ground!)
7. Gravity Defying Push-Ups
8. Oblique Mountain Climbers

Well, I’m off to grab some starbucks!
Tell me, what are your favourite type of workouts?