The plan: HIIT, short and snappy, your gonna love this! Today, three different sets of HIIT only 6 minutes each. For each set complete 6 rounds of the two exercises, 25 seconds per exercise with 5 seconds to get ready for the next (plenty of time!). All you need is a timer, kettle bell or sandbag, and a skipping rope!
High knees skipping
Single leg push ups, alternating legs
Side plank hip raises, alternating sides
Single leg dead lifts, each round alternate the leg so you get a total of 3 rounds per leg
Interesting discussion last night at pottery: quitting the smokes! sensitive topic. We all know smoking is bad, and I mean super-bad. Might try quitting, but after a pint or two, a cheeky smoke is so tempting… So how can we quit for good?
I don’t have the answer.
Wouldn’t even pretend to. But what came up time and time again last night, was needing to not only genuinely want to stop, but to be in the right mind space. Subtle difference, I know, but crucial? The mind is awesome powerful…
Speaking of pottery, here are a few small porcelain dessert dishes I made. Ice-cream anyone?
The plan: 4 rounds of the following exercises, every perfect rep counts!:
The plan: HIIT: 18 minutes of epic intensity! Well, probably not that epic, just a bit epic. An epic-bitlet? 3 rounds of the following 6 exercises, 50 seconds epicness, 10 seconds to prepare for the next:
Ah TED, so often the voice of reason in an otherwise unreasonable world. I found this excellent talk (sorry, that is a fib, a friend drew it to my attention; thank you!), The Global Food Waste Scandal, by Tristam Stuart a real eye opener.
The plan: To rest those leggies, work on the chest and back! Warm up, then:
Ah, Monday! Nice to see you again, Sir. Been a whole week since I saw you last. What’s with cold shoulder? I see. Yes, I realize it is still winter. A few more months to go till we play the roulette of a UK summer. I hope there are better odds on some sunshine after being washed out last year, got to top up on vitamin D. I agree, multi-vits are just not the same.
The plan: get moving to keep warm. Some HIIT should tick that box! 18 minutes and your done! 6 exercise, 3 rounds, 50 seconds high intensity work for each exercise, 10 seconds to get ready for the next one!
High knees skipping
2 plank knee tucks then a pushup, repeat
Side jump lunges
Reverse push ups
Side plank hip raise, alternate sides
Keep warm and stay cosy! Not like Storm Trooper Chuck (retired from service).