What is a HIIT Workout?

HIIT

HIIT is an abbreviation for High Intensity Interval Training. Basically its a series of short bursts of hard core, pushing yourself full out intervals in which you work as hard as you possibly can work for up to one minute followed by a period of (active) recovery. You are then your rewarded with not only […] Read more »

Keys to Fitness: Find Your Soulmate Workout

yoga on ice

We’ve all heard the saying, “find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life,” right? Well the same rings true with exercise. Those of you who think you don’t enjoy exercise, please don’t throw in the towel yet . . . keep searching. Your soulmate workout is out there. Once […] Read more »

Keys to Fitness: Accountability

accountability

For some of us, being our own personal trainer can be daunting. I, for one, rarely push as hard as I should if I’m working out on my own. Especially on those days when I’m really not in the mood (we’ve all been there, right?). This is where having an accountability partner comes in so […] Read more »

Keys to Fitness: Rest

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Rest. “What is that?” you say. Rest is something we as women (and especially mothers) tend to avoid. In any form of exercise training rest is very important. So much so I insist you take at least one rest day a week, preferably two, although it depends on your schedule/routine. You need to give your […] Read more »

Keys to Fitness: Intensity

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  {Image credit} This can be a tricky area especially when your being your own personal trainer. It’s part of the reason I think its so important to truly and honestly find your why. Intensity is really about establishing your comfort zone and then pushing/challenging yourself and your boundaries. You may be surprised to discover […] Read more »

Keys to Fitness: Find Your WHY

Source: skinnyyogagirl.tumblr.com via Mollie on Pinterest I’ve come to realize over the years that a little more than saying, “I want to get in shape,” is needed to get me out of bed an exercise on a regular basis. Making good choices about our health can get tiresome when those around us are living differently. […] Read more »