Has it occurred to anyone else that this time next Saturday it’ll be Christmas Eve? WHAT?! December is flying and I can’t believe we’re on the 1-week countdown to Christmas. We just had our staff holiday Christmas party last night which was SO much fun, but as someone who typically has an early bedtime, I’m definitely feeling the lack of sleep this morning! The plan is to make up for it tomorrow morning before getting the last of my Christmas shopping done, and I’m hoping to squeeze in a quick workout beforehand too. On the note of quick workouts, that’s what I’ve got for you today.
Work It Out
Whether you’re traveling over the holidays or just don’t have time to make it to the gym, this workout is a great one to have saved on your phone for some sweat-anywhere inspiration. It consists of 3 pairs of exercises, all of which need nothing but your own bodyweight and a heavy object. This could be a weight or kettlebell, and if you’re at home, a jug of water or laundry soap works well too!
The At-Home Triple HIIT Workout
Start with an easy warm up – walking, a light run, or whatever gets your muscles warm. Then set up a clock or timer (I like the Gymboss interval timer for iPhone, which is a free app and super easy to use) so that you can time 30s intervals. In each circuit, you’ll do 30s of move A, 30s of move B, then 30s rest. The idea is to go HARD in the work intervals and earn the 30s afterwards. You’ll repeat each pair 4 times before moving into the next pair of exercises.
Turn It Up
This week I’m switching things up in favour of making you laugh. For all my fellow Ryan Gosling fans out there, you may know that he was recently on Ellen. Before you finish writing your Christmas wishlist, make sure you watch this. ?
Can’t see the video? Click here.
Have A Read
- 6 friend dates that involve fitness (and turmeric lattes) – via The Chalkboard Mag (Are they reading my mind?!)
- 6 fun ways to work out inside during the winter – via Pure Wow
- 6 wellness rules Karlie Kloss swears by – via Mind Body Green
Now over to you!
- What’s on your agenda for the weekend?
- What exercises do you like to do as part of HIIT workouts?