21 January 2015

The Beauty of a Hard Workout

I consider myself rather healthy. I eat right, with the occasional guilty pleasure, run three miles three times a week, do yoga (fit and sculpt), as well as weight training. I started Lauren Conrad’s 7 Days to Skinny Jeans because I want to amp up my cardio a little, while throwing in a new workout routine. For this post, and all other posts related to this, I’m going to be focusing on the workout aspect.

Day 1 consisted of 30 minutes of any type of cardio. I choose the elliptical and since I typically do 30-45 minutes of cardio when I go to the gym, it was a breeze.
Day 2 was a different story. The "Daisy Dukes Workout" made my legs feel like jelly afterwards and I was surprised by the cardio that I received during the workout. My legs still feel a little sore and for someone who normally does weights (and kind of likes the after effects of a weight training that is challenging) I'm loving it - soreness and all!
Day 3 Sweet fancy moses! The “Fat Burning Treadmill Workout” has brutal written all over it. I burned 400 calories in two miles. It normally takes me more than 3 miles to burn close to that many calories. But, like day 2, I feel as though I have accomplished something and I feel great because of it.

I’ll definitely be using these workouts long after this week and I am glad that I have found new ways to break out of that workout rut with fun exercises.


  1. Just found your blog, love it! I'm so excited to follow along with you, especially now that I have really amped up my workout routines!

    1. Oh thank you for the compliment!
      I'm headed over to your blog right now.

      We'll get through the workouts together. Lol