Day 15 of 21 Day Challenge: Post Workout Routine

I have a hot tub in my backyard, and I find that my workout is perfectly complimented by a delightful dip in the spa right after I hiit it. It’s also a really good motivator to work extra hard in those last view exercises when you find yourself fading a bit. Plus, it’s been so nice outside that you aren’t freezing the second you step back out of the hot tub. What are some other good post-workout things that people do? A face mask? Hopping right into the shower? Collapsing onto the floor for a full body stretch? A smoothie? WORKOUT: Video used: Equipment needed: sandbag_FB Click here to get your sandbag Timer_FB Click here to get your Hiit timer Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 1.41.44 PM And check out the Challenge Guide and Burnout Workouts here

Workout breakdown:

8 exercises

40 seconds work – 10 seconds rest

*skip/high knees/burpees*

1) In+out + ski abs + push-up jacks

*skip/high knees/burpees*

2) Tuck jumps x5 + squat jumps x5

*skip/high knees/burpees*

3)L+R alternate tricep push-ups + knee touches

*skip/high knees/burpees*

4) Push-up + knee to elbow

*skip/high knees/burpees*

5) Cross over bike abs

*skip/high knees/burpees*

6) Monkey push-up + ½ burpee + turn jump

*skip/high knees/burpees*

7) Mat jumps

*skip/high knees/burpees*

8) Switch kick + toe touch

Modifications:
  • The floor was not liking my jumping around so instead of tuck jumps I did high knees, and regular squats instead of squat jumps.
  • Wasn’t feeling the burpees, so I stuck with high knees.
  • Not a modification, but I loved the push-up jacks – the momentum from hopping my feet in and out really helped with the push-up part.
FOOD: Cliff bar, tea, and apple for breakfast. For lunch I had the last of the vegetable biryani. For dinner I made some sweet potato chips, not a very substantial meal, but better than the “nothing” that I almost went with. Snacks: I was craving cookies so I tossed together some apple sauce, peanut butter, oats, and a handful of chocolate chips, stuck it in the oven, and the results were actually not bad considering that I didn’t measure anything. THOUGHTS:
  • I’ve been feeling kind of “blah” the past couple of days, partially the reason for those motivational slogans yesterday – they were a little bit needed. What’s a good way to snap out of a workout funk?
  • I can’t believe it’s the last week of the challenge, it’s gone by way too fast.

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