It's been a while since I've done a Fitness Friday post, so I thought I would update you on what I have taken to doing in the gym lately. I follow a lot of blogs and people on pinterest that have a fitness and clean-eating focus, so I have started getting some great workouts from Pinterest.
|Via The Lean Gourmet|
For this last one, I got the inspiration from My Mission Impossible, but turned it into my own little circuit. I did a dynamic warmup for a few minutes to get everything moving and then did the 10 burpees in the beginning to get my heart rate up so I could burn at a higher rate throughout the workout. I ended up doing a few more reps on some exercises, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I had planned to time myself so I could have a benchmark to test improvement with, but I totally forgot. I know it was less than 30 minutes though.
For me the key is productivity and efficiency. Unless I am doing a class at the gym, I don't like to spend more than 30 minutes on my workouts, so I try to maximize that 30 minutes as much as possible. My friend and I have been meeting at the gym for classes like Zumba and yoga a couple of times a week and then I will use the gym downstairs at work.
It's not much, but it's a great place to avoid my phobia of people judging me and my workouts at the gym. LOL! It has a couple of treadmills, a bike, a stair stepper, two ellipticals, some hand weights, and that big circuit machine that you see here which I never use. Comes in handy because I can work out before I even leave the building so I have a lesser chance of losing my motivation.
What are your fitness tips and tricks? Do you have a fitness board on Pinterest? Link it in the comments so I can follow!