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Pump{k}in It Up – Cardio Workout

Pump{k}in It Up – Cardio Workout

Finally back at it!  Between no internet, a baby waking up before 5am, teaching classes, and trying to nap, there hasn’t been much blogging time!  I wish I was a night owl, but I am definately not!  Anyways…

There are only about 10 days til Halloween.  You know what that means right?!  Halloween candy is on sale ;)!  Like all the kiddos aren’t going to bring home enough – right?!  Well to keep that figure in tip top shape here is another workout for you.  Think of it as a jump statrt to keeping off those holiday pounds that often creep up on all of us.

I often use this format in my group cycling classes, but you can use it on any cardio equipment, or even outside.  Just follow the directions and have FUN!!!  And for all of you beginners…don’t freak…do what you can:)

Also, to help motivate all of you, Tabata type workouts are the Hot New Trend these days.  It is proven that “Tabata boosts not only your cardio-repiratory fitness, but your muscle power too.” {Carl Foster, Ph.D}  Double the benefit in less time!

Below you will find a printable of the workout.  Print it out and take it with you 🙂

 

Right Click and “Save As” for Printable

 

 

 

 

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WIWO {What I Worked Out}

So, I often see other bloggers doing a What I Wore post, but who am I kidding.  Between teaching fitness class and chasing after a toddler, I often don’t get to shower until 4pm, let alone put on anything other than yoga pants and a tank.  So, I decided to switch it up and do a What I Worked Out post.  I am going to share with you either what I worked out that day, or some of my favorite workouts.  Hopefully they will keep you motivated or inspire you to try something different!

With Halloween coming up I put together a Scaredy Fat Workout.  This workout will have that fat melt away in NO time flat!!!  It is a high intensity, full body workout.  At the advanced level it is a 30 minute workout.  Perfect to fit into your busy day or to do along with some cardio if you have more time!

Here is your Printable to take with you!  Now go at it:)

Right Click and “Save As” to print

XOXO,

Kristie

Favorite Things {Workout Edition}

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With fall slowly creeping around the corner you know what that means…winter is to follow. The dark mornings, snow, cold, and no more exercising outside…well limited outdoor activity. Nothing can subsitute a good outside run {for me}, so when I am feeling extra energetic I will bundle up the babe and head out rain, snow, or shine. However, for those days when I want to stay in the nice cozy walls of our home I have a few Go-To websites that have wonderful workouts.

1.) Tone it Up – Katrina and Karina are probably so cute they will make you sick. In three years they have built a HUGE online fitness community and been dubbed the “New Faces of Fitness” by Jane Fonda. They offer accountability through their website and TONS of free workouts, plus a monthly calendar to keep you on track. They also have a nutrition plan and DVD’s for purchase, but I seriously love these girls. Great workouts and if I turn out looking like them…AWESOME!

2.) Fit Fab Cities – Caitlin Murphy is the face behind this awesome site. She has GREAT fun, quick workouts that anyone can fit into their lifestyle. I know how busy life can be and will often grab on of these workouts when I am pressed for time. These are all printable and totally fun!

3.) Nike Training App – #1 thing it is FREE! I was so sad when I went from iPhone to Droid that I couldn’t get this app. I absolutely love it when I need a challenging workout. There are workouts from beginner to advanced and from toning to building muscle. Nike also adds bonus workouts from athletes as well…which again are free. The app has a countdown and cues you on all exercises.

4.) Mom’s Into Fitness – I credit Lindsay Brin with me getting my body back post baby. As anyone with a newborn knows it is exhausting and the closer you stay to home the better. She has some free workouts on her blog, but most of her stuff is for purchase. I used her prenatal DVDs for when I was knocked up and then her bootcamp DVDs post baby. She also has a workout portal where you can pay a monthly fee and have new workouts each month, which are all downloadable to your electronic device of choice. All the workouts are different. From HITT to yoga to circuit training, Lindsay mixes it up so your body is always challenged! Bonus: All the paricipants in the videos are moms!!!

Hope these help to keep the holiday calories at bay and everyone in shape during the chilly months ahead!

XOXO-
Krisite

Find Your {Fit} – Marathon Momma

Find Your {Fit} – Marathon Momma

So, a little background on myself.  Fitness is my passion and was once a career.  I have a Bachelor and Masters degree in fitness, but was called to bigger and better things when I became a momma.  Now fitness is my release, my solace, and something that I do for me. 

I have done many athletic things in my day.  I have earned my black belt in TaeKwonDo, been a co-ed cheerleader through college and the professional level, ridden over 500 miles on my bike with my dad, done a handful of triathlons, and road runs.  I like challenges that keep me motivated, that challenge my body, and give you a high even when you are thinking you have to quit. 

My hope is that Find Your {Fit} will help motivate and inspire all mommas to keep or become fit. I look forward to sharing the things and people that have helped me along the way.  I look forward to having everyone along on the journey as I train for my first marathon that will take place almost exactly 1 year after my beautiful baby boy was born.  I will share the ups, downs, triumphs, and everything else in between!  I hope to answer any questions you have and to help YOU find your {fit}! 

Here is my marathon training schedule…to keep myself accountable: MARATHON 2012 🙂