5 mile run
Hello Friends and Happy Freaky Friday!!!
Did you know...?
According to the Daily Mail, weekends prove fatal to dieters who think it's okay to binge eat during the weekend. On average, people tend to consume about 10,000 calories in two days with little or no exercise either. Here are the stats:
-83% of dieters succumb to weekend blowouts
-Alcohol, dining out and snacking in front of the TV all contribute to the calories adding up
-73% of people say they abandon their diet routine during the weekend
-7 in 10 people say they have fattening takeaways during the weekend
-Many people follow a 5:2 diet where they think it's ok to binge during the weekend while eating healthy during the week
Ok, I don't know about you, but that's ridiculous. I know weekends are meant for fun and going out, but really, there needs to be a sense of portion control during the weekend. Contrary to what people may think, binge eating on the weekend will not help you lose weight. Even if you're a saint during the week, what you're really accomplishing is a balancing act. You're neither losing nor gaining weight. I'm not saying you can't have a decadent piece of cake when you go out to dinner with your family, or to say no to the delicious biscuit your grandmother made from scratch, but what I am saying is that eating 3 heavy meals a day is not so healthy. By heavy I mean a meal that's about 1,500 total calories (think Whopper at BK with fries).
If you tend to fall in this category and you think it's ok, my only humble suggestion would be to at least workout during those two days. Many people tend to "take off" from working out during the weekend, but a quick workout can do wonders. My philosophy is "It's better to do something than nothing at all." So with that being said, I will offer you a few easy and quick HIIT workouts that take about 20 minutes each. I promise that you will enjoy them! ;)
20 jumping jacks
30 butt kicks
20 mountain climbers
30 bicycle crunches
15 power skips
plank to failure
*Repeat 3 times
80 bicycles (abs)
50 leg raises
20 pike push-up
*Repeat 2 times
15 lunges each leg
10 high knees
15 jump squats
12 alternating jump lunges each leg
10 jump squats front and back
10 static lunges each leg
10 alternating front kicks each leg
1 minute wall sit
Give it a try. What do you have to lose?
Which of these HIIT workouts did you like best?
I'm grateful that I passed my Florida Real
Estate Exam today.