Happy Monday lovelies! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Our weekend was full of lots of homework and designing workout plans, a date night, and a super awesome super bowl party consisting of Nick, myself, and our dogs. Yesss I know, we are super cool 😉
I have had a number of you ask me how you are supposed to get your cardio in, at home. I’m finding many people have the misconception that because they do not own an elliptical or treadmill that they cannot really get the full results of workouts because…how can we be burning calories if we are not sweating our booty’s off on a machine.
I can completely relate to this way of thinking because I used to have the same thoughts. Until I stumbled across the idea of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts and I fell in love a little bit 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, I love a good sprint workout and the stair master and I have became besties as of late, BUT when I need to switch it up, or I’m at home, I refer to a HIIT workout. These are really quick workouts that I include in many of the programs I put together for people because they burn a lot of calories in a very short amount of time, work the entire body, and your body continues to burn calories well after your workout is complete. Below is an example of a HIIT cardio workout I sent to a client of mine because her treadmill decided to take a couple sick days 😉 and she didn’t want to miss out on her workouts (Awesome drive girl!) Although she will be completing this workout as her cardio, followed by her lifting routine as well, these HIIT workouts can be used as cardio or used as a complete workout by itself! Change your mindset on cardio and your results will change as well!!