Today I’m excited to start a new series on my blog called ‘My Workout Diary’! Every sunday, I’ll share with you my fitness routine of the week. Over the last couple of years, fitness has become an important part of my life. I exercise at least 4 times a week and I’m more and more addicted to the stuff. Yes it hurts, but I love it! Not Enough Cinnamon will remain mostly a recipe blog so don’t you worry, if fitness is not your thing just ignore this post and wait until Monday for a new recipe
Why this series? I love making list so here it goes:
1. I wanted my blog to reflect a little bit better who I am.
2. Sharing my workouts with you keeps me accountable. If I skip a workout, you’ll all know about it and I’ll feel embarrassed. And I don’t like feeling embarrassed.
3. Motivate you! You binged on food and drinks this weekend? Forget about it and start the week the right way: get your booty moving!
High Intensity Interval Spin class at the gym
What are ‘high-intensity interval training’ you ask?
Here’s what Shape says about it: ‘High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest.’ HIIT are the most efficient way to burn fat and get a healthier heart. It’s super intense but the results are amazing! More on HIIT here.
Tough Love class at the gym
Tough Love is a great and intense muscle conditioning workout combining aspects of weight training and fitness principles. This class was created (and is taught) by Shannon Cleary. This girl knows her job! Solal and I have seen big results over a short period of time. What I like best about this class? The 10-15 minutes relaxation that follows the crazy hard training
Tough Love at the gym (again!)
See below for the detailed workout with videos!
The Centennial Workout
Once or twice a week, I like to train in fresh air and Centennial Park in Sydney is the perfect place for that. This workout is composed of exercises I spotted on Instagram or Pinterest. Most of time, the focus is on my lower body and my core.
- Squats – 25 reps
- Walking lunges – 30 reps (1 rep= 1 leg forward)
- Switch lunges – 10 reps
- Step ups on a bench with knee up – 10 reps on each leg (20 reps total)
- Mountain Climbers – 10 slow reps, 20 quick reps
- Plank – 30 seconds
— Repeat 4 times with 20 seconds rest between each round. Start with 2 rounds if you are a beginner —
- 15 minutes stretch and relaxation
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- Walking lunges
- Switch Lunges
- Step ups on a bench with knee up
- Mountain Climbers