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Today’s 44 went quickly but it was definitely effective.  I did fast feet (x8) straight into a tuck jump!

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I’m a sweaty mess in the video because the demo was after my workout today!!!  Tuck jumps are always hard for me and the fast feet between really amped up my heart rate.  44 of these were no joke!!!

I did a new (to me) DVD today and loved it!!  It was one of the 10 Minute Solution workouts which I’ve always liked anyway – High Intensity Interval Training  (can you tell why I loved it?!).

The workout had 5, 10 minute segments:  HIIT 101, Upper Body HIIT, HIIT Explosion, Rock Bottom HIIT, Ab HIIT.  Each segment consisted of 8 exercises done 2x each (20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest), plus a very short warm-up, cool down.  This workout took about 55 minutes but it flew by!!!  And, I discovered a few new moves to try!

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It is 10:00 am and I’m just now working on my post for today and it feels amazing!!!  Most days I’m up at 5:00 am and have my workout and daily post done by 7:20 (when I take Hunter to school) so that I can get moving on the rest of the day.

Today, the boys have a day off school (teacher work day) and Chris is off so I decided to give myself a day off, too!!!  

After yesterday I needed a day off!!!  In a 30 minute period late yesterday afternoon, I yelled at both Jordan and Chris (2 separate scenes).  The only reason Hunter escaped my tantrum throwing – he was lucky enough not to be home yet!!!

Screen shot 2013-09-27 at 10.11.00 AMFor the most part, my reactions were a bit out of control because I was TIRED!!!  

Today, I didn’t even get up until after 7:30!!!  Then, I actually putzed around a bit before I finally went down to workout (normally I am working out within about 10 minutes of getting up)!!

Screen shot 2013-09-27 at 10.13.47 AMI feel so much more refreshed and ready to tackle the next few weeks which are going to be hectic – just 2 weeks until I complete my 50 miles race!!!!

Happy Fun Friday!!!


Short but Intense Workouts (HIIT)

Since Chris is at drill this weekend and the boys decided to both sleep in (which left me with no one to film me), I did my 43 after the rest of my workout – big mistake!!!  (or maybe I should have picked an easier 43….)

I pulled out my BOSU (yippee) and used it like this today.

upside down for a twist
upside down for a twist

I did a push-up then plank walked 1/4 around the BOSU for the next push-up and continued until I had complete 43 push-ups.  The hard part was trying to keep my body stretched out in plank and not hike my butt in the air.

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The demo today is actually my final four (#s 40, 41, 42 & 43) – good thing because you can tell that my form is going downhill fast!!

My workout today (completed before the 43) was Les Mills Combat Power HIIT.  This is probably the Combat workout that is the hardest for me!  It is only 30 minutes so you would think it’s no big deal – but you would be wrong!!  The first section consists of power moves that integrate lower body and upper body (mainly shoulders) using dumbbells (I’ve been using 15 pound DBs for this).  Then there is a fast pace  plyo section with jumping sumo squats and jumping lunges included.  The final standing section is burpees with squat jumps or tuck jumps (I mix it up).  Then a plank section which is killer!  The best part?  The cool down/stretch!

Every time I finish the Power HIIT work-out I feel like I have really accomplished something.  At the very least, I know that I have pushed myself as hard as I can!!!

HIIT – high intensity interval training

I love HIIT workouts especially on days where I’m limited with time.  I used to think that if I didn’t work out at least an hour it wasn’t really a workout.  Since I’ve discovered the love of HIIT, I’ve completely changed my mind.  30 minutes is probably about the max for HIIT if you give 100%.  (at least for me!)

Gotta get moving with the day!!  Sun is shining and it is supposed to be above freezing today – WooHoo!!!

Happy Saturday!  Try some HIIT if you are short on time today!