Halloween FUN!!

B0_0-2zCMAA08ysEvery year the week of Halloween we bring out the pumpkins and have an entire week of workouts all with pumpkins! Even though the girls complain about it, I KNOW they love it! Everyone must bring their own pumpkin and if they forget, they have to do 50 pumpkin burpees. Most people hate burpees, so make sure not to forget, but we do get a few that get to enjoy the pumpkin burpees! Here is what we did yesterday with our pumpkins! YOU can even try it at home!!

STRENGTH – Pumpkin Workout 50/10’s – 4 Rounds
1. Pumpkin Sumo Squat 2 ground
2. Pumpkin Chest Press
3. Pumpkin Reverse Lunges (twist)
4. Pumpkin Swings
5. Plank on Pumpkin (feet or hands)

 

Adrenals and Sprinting

Sprints

So I have been dealing with issues with my adrenals for about a year now. It sucks, just let me tell you that!! Especially for myself, who likes to workout like a mad woman!! Working out just always makes me feel so much better!! Running.. eh..not so much. But I do it, or rather I did it. I knew that was how I was able to get my body to “change” in a different way than weight training. It helped me to lose that flabby thigh and booty fat, BUT running also depleted the adrenals, especially when I don’t especially like it and it seems even harder than normal.

I have been researching online, talking to a nutritionist, acupuncturist and naturopath about my adrenal issues and it was anonymous–no more running. But I had to find a way to keep the “flab” off my thighs and outer thighs.  I have and had done interval training also to help with these issues, but recently came across sprinting. Well, I kind of always knew it was there but was never a sprinter and wasn’t sure I would like it. But guess what?? I DO!! It’s quicker than intervals and actually burns just as many calories, if not more!

So what do I mean when I say sprinting? Well, I go out for a walk and after a good warm up, I sprint for 15 to 30 seconds as hard as I possibly can until I can’t anymore. Then I slow it down to a walk to get my breathing back to normal. Then, sprint again!! I did it this morning and used my husbands heart rate monitor and noticed that after every sprint, my heart rate was just a little bit higher. I didn’t feel worn out, like I have in the past from steady state running and I felt like I actually worked harder! I finally found something that I might actually like. 😉 Now to experiment for the next month and see how it affects my body. My goal is to do it at least 3x per week. I might do some on the treadmill, but find I actually work a lot harder outside. 🙂

Have you tried sprinting as form of fat burning? If so, what does your sprinting schedule look like?

Crazy Friday Workout

So I just got back from a week and a half vacation on this past Monday. I had to come up with something for my girls and I (we call it the Advanced Training group) workout. I thought about easing us all back in, but then dropped that idea because I had missed working out so much!!

Well it was a TOUGH workout and definitely did not ease us back in. 🙂 We burned about 360 calories in about 36 minutes. DANG!!! So, when I find these new, “fun” kind of workouts, I like to share them with my girls at Fit Chick Express. I always call Fridays, “Fun Fridays” just because I like to push them harder with the weekend coming up. So guess what?? I did share it with them! And they, uh, loved it?! Well not exactly, but they did awesome AND felt great afterwards! Many expressed how much they did love the challenge…which of course is what its all about. 🙂

Here is what I had them do. You do 1 prisoner squat rotation and 10 push ups, then 2 prisoner squat rotations and 9 push ups, working your way down to 10 prisoner squat rotations and 1 push up. Then move on to the next set of exercises.

Try it out yourself and come back and let us know how YOU felt afterwards!

Screenshot_2014-08-15-15-38-33