Workout Challenge

Happy  Friday, friends!

As promised, here is the awesome workout I mentioned yesterday. (I have posted about this workout before- it is a workout I originally found from Fit In Heels and did in December 2011)

The workout consists of 10 exercises. Each are performed for 30 seconds, with a 15 second rest in between. (*Ack! I just noticed that the first time, I did 30 sec work/30 sec rest! No wonder the ‘scores’ are off a bit!) If you are scarce for time, going though this series just ONE time will give you a great 6 minute workout. But, if you’re feeling ballsy (and please, feel ballsy…I dare you) do this series 4 times!

Here are the results from my first go ’round from Christmas:

And here are my results from yesterday:

I did better in some and worse in others, but I feel I was overall consistent in my abilities. At the end of the day though, I feel stronger and more fit than I did 5 6 months ago. I have switched to heavier weights at the gym, done more cross-training, and have really been trying to stay as active as I can throughout the days (now that I am not confined to a cubicle)

Oh, and if you don’t wear a watch when you workout, or hate having to keep looking up at a clock to make sure you’re starting and stopping on time, try the Gymboss 2 Interval Timer app. It comes with a few different intervals already set up, but you can create your own (that’s what I did for this particular workout). You can choose to have the background change color for work/rest periods, have sounds for start/stop times, etc. I really love having that because it’s not always that you will be in a class for these timed exercises and it really is impossible to accurately gage the time on your wristwatch (that’s how I did it the first time, and it is really tricky doing pushups and checking the time!)

Anyhoo, I challenge you to complete this workout. Let me know if you do, how you liked it, and what ‘scores’ you got!

In the meantime, I am challenging myself to be alcohol-free for the month of June.

  1. It saves $$$
  2. It saves me the temptation of overeating
  3. Eliminates the crappy next-day feeling (some call that a hangover?)
  4. Eliminates bloating
  5. Increases productivity

I’ve done this before, and it really helped me mentally and physically. Plus, I am less likely to crave a glass of wine or a beer once I have abstained for a while. Anyone ever do this?

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