Let’s face it. I’m a terrible blogger. My last post was in January! Well, that’s how things go sometimes. I hope you all have been keeping up with your workouts, and eating a lot of bread and cheez! I sure have been.
I started this blog with the intention of helping people who workout at home find TOUGH workouts that you can do in your living room. If you workout at home, you are probably looking for variety, as the living room workout scene is pretty dull. During the blog hiatus of 2016, I found a few free and paid streaming services that I’m a big fan of! I still have plenty of workout DVDs and throw those into the mix as well, but I like the streaming services because you get a lot more variety and new workouts, sometimes a couple of times a week.
Let’s start with a free workout. I found this awesome woman on YouTube who provides brutal workouts each week. This woman is seriously hardcore. Her channel is HIITLikeAGirl. Check it out!
Warning: These workouts are seriously brutal. If you are new to working out or don’t know a lot about proper form, I don’t think this is the place for you to start. These are not beginner workouts.
I found this channel maybe a month or two ago, and I was doing OK with her workouts. Not really keeping up, but I could finish the whole thing. until I found this one. I am not kidding: this is the hardest workout I’ve ever done. I NEVER stop the video to take a break. Until I met this monster. If you’re up for a challenge, try it! I promise to take some notes after my next video to give you some more specific pointers. But i tried to block this workout from my memory.
In addition to being completed exhausted after these workouts, they seriously burn a ton of calories. Way more than the usual workouts I do. And that leaves you really hungry for the rest of the day. But there are worse things than cooking up a big old plate of pasta, right?
Most videos are close to an hour, with some shorter ones thrown in, so these are for days when you have an hour or maybe a little more to dedicate to your workout. And a little extra energy too maybe. Personally, I do workouts of this type of intensity maybe one or two days a week, with shorter less grueling workouts in between.
It’s Friday, and you deserve a snack. I bought a giant bag of this slice of heaven at Costco. I am now slightly regretting opening the bag. But not really.
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If you’re exercising later in the day and you’ve eaten a meal within the last two to three hours, you should be fine to do your workout without any additional source of pre-workout fuel, says McDaniel. But if you haven’t eaten recently, you should have a 100- to 200-calorie snack within 30 minutes to an hour before your workout so you’re mentally and physically prepared.