What is HIIT? HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time. (Source: DailyBurn)
This workout suitable for ALL fitness levels and ages. To decrease the intensity either go down in weight or take the LOW options. To increase intensity increase the weight. It is very important to stay on time with the rests. The goal of this workout is to give it 100% effort during your moves followed by rest. Make sure you stay on time with your rests. If you rest too long or too short you will not get the proper workout. You are supposed to feel out of breath in this workout. What I do to keep track of time is to set my stopwatch on my phone and sit it next to me or to wear a stopwatch.
We all know it’s that time of year where it seems like every weekend (and sometimes weekday) we are eating Christmas cookies, some sort of casserole, or those darn Starbucks holiday drinks. On top of that we are trying to figure out a new routine with the cold temperatures and the sun going down at 5:00PM. On top of this, the last thing you want to do is to gain a few pounds. Anyone else have the struggle of finding the time to fit in a workout in this cold weather and busy schedule? I know I do.
Run until you get a sweat (this time may vary from 5-15 minutes – it all depends on your fitness level)
10 MINUTES OF STAIRS (TWO OPTIONS)
OPTION 1: On a staircase:
Run up HARD and down EASY. Do this for 10 minutes or do 20-25 sets (Up and down is one set).
OPTION 2: On a Stairmaster:
Do 30-60 second intervals alternating your hard and easy speed. Do this for 10 minutes. Find the speed settings that work best for you. Find an “easy” speed and a “fast” speed.
Run easy for the same amount of time you warmed up for
Finish with 5-10 Minutes of Abs and Pushups
Click HERE for one of my favorite core workouts
I love partnering with local Indy businesses and I recently discovered The Girls in Grey boutique. What I love about The Girls in Grey is that the majority of their clothes come in neutral/simple colors with bold details. They are an online only boutique and are fairly new. They currently run everything through their Instagram: @thegirlsingrey. Although they do not have a site, you can purchase through their Instagram.
Here’s how to purchase through their Instagram:
- Register HERE to make an account.
- If you see something you love in a both, comment SOLD (and the size) to buy.
- It’s that simple.
I recently bought this ruffle dress from their shop and I LOVE the length. I figured come January and February, I am going to be a little over the holiday colors and wanting to add more blush colors to my wardrobe. I loved pairing this dress with OTK boots. I am wearing a small. I would say to order down a size in the dress. To purchase the dress click HERE and type “SOLD + your size”. You can get 10% off your entire purchase with code: ASHLEY10!! AND everything ships FREE.