Burpee -palooza

Yesterday’s workout consisted of Burpees, sit ups, squats, pushups, planks, lunges and fetch with my dog (yes!). It was pretty effective and I burned 400 calories in  38 minutes. I found an amazing workout through Tribesports Instagram. I said to myself at first, OH MY GOODNESS THAT IS A LOT OF BURPEES AT ONE TIME! I pushed past that thought and accepted the challenge and I am happy I made it through. I suggest you keep water nearby and you also keep a focused mind. It takes all of that.

 

When I got to the  sit-ups and squats, I played fetch with my dog, due to me wanting to spend time with him and workout. I still had to cook, wash clothes, and watch the dramatic reality shows I enjoy. Once the 20 minutes were up I grabbed a protein shake and I continued to play fetch with my dog and did jumping jacks in between throws. I did on average 5-7 per throw. It was a great way to stay in shape and let me and my dog spend time together. I hope another pet parent out there finds this helpful. Tonight I will be hitting the Elliptical for cardio and also lifting some weights WHOOP! Oh and I got some fancy new gloves. Amazon is amazing and if you’re a prime member, 2 day free shipping rocks!

 

Women and weightlifting?

Yes, ladies we can weight lift. Tribesports has an awesome article out about weightlifting and we want to challenge you in your fitness endeavours to lift it up!
Weightlifting is not meant to bulk you up like a guy, but to tone and accentuate those lovely muscles you have! Trust me I thought the same thing, ” Oh my goodness if I lift weights, I am going to look like a man!” No, that’s not true. You would have to have a strict protein regimen in order to look like that and ladies, I love my carbs, so that isn’t happening over here. Check out the article here (A good read!!!). Nia Shanks the author of the article, is a woman, who lifts, and is anything but bulky. She encourages all of her clients to lift at least their body weight if not more. It can be done! So I am here to challenge you to get lifted!!!