I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and you truly enjoyed yourself! You may have stuffed your face a little too much, but that's okay! Let's get right back to eating healthy, and getting our workouts in! If you skipped yesterdays, I challenge you to complete it before you move on to today's HIIT, which will focus on your ARMS! 15 minutes and you'll get a killer workout in - cardio + arms! You might be a little shaky after, but it's totally worth it, and you'll be happy you got right back into it and burned some calories from yesterday's delicious meal!
I'll be heading back home today, but I'll still get my workout in right before I hop on the plane! Even if you're heading back to work today, which hopefully you aren't, and get to enjoy a long weekend, you should take 7 1/2 minutes out of your morning routine to do this HIIT! Repeat the HIIT below 3x, after completing each move for 30 seconds, and resting or holding a plank for 30 seconds in between each HIIT.
I've designed today's HIIT to target your arms, shoulders, and chest! You should try and do these moves as best you can in good form. If that means you can only do two push ups, then so be it, it's a start! To modify the moves instead of doing plank jumps, do plank walks. Also, any push ups can be done on your knees, but always bringing the chest down to the ground and bending the elbows. I don't want you to feel as if you can't do these workouts, I want you to give it your best shot and modify when necessary. You'll build up to doing the full 30 seconds, or even advancing a move into a jump or doing a push up on your toes. Be confident in yourself, and you'll be amazed at what you can do when you shut those negative thoughts down!
Continue thinking of one thing you're thankful for and dedicating your workout to it!
If your arms aren't shaking by the end of the HIIT, then you didn't HIIT it hard enough!
I don't know about anyone else, but I know that after I spend a night stuffing my face with food that my body isn't normally used to digesting, I'm not feeling the greatest. That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the food as I was eating it, but my sometimes it just doesn't sit well. That's why it's so important to get back into your routine the next morning! Start by drinking a warm cup of water with lemon, or a cup of green tea, followed by a light, but filling breakfast like eggs and ezekiel toast, or oatmeal. Then in 2-3 hours have a snack. My ultimate green smoothie is perfect to help detox and fill your body with the necessary greens it's craving! Follow the recipe below! For lunch and dinner make sure you eat lean, clean, and green, with good amounts of lean protein like chicken, and green veggies like green beans, broccoli, and kale!
If you try the recipe, or complete the workout, remember to share on social media and use the hashtags #HIITSGIVING + #GetFitwithKristyn so I can see! It's so important to hold yourself accountable, and social media like Instagram, helps! Staying accountable is such an integral part in maintaining your healthy lifestyle, whether it's through the use of a journal or posting something online!
Enjoy the rest of your day, and if you haven't already, get back into your healthy eating and workout routine! It'll be worth it, and you can thank me later! Check back tomorrow for a killer leg HIIT!