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.

2 comments:

  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!

    http://www.thecharleygirl.com

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

      We'll get through the workouts together. Lol

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