A New Circuit Workout!

I want to start out this post by saying that I have completed 2 days of Turbofire and my legs have officially turned to those of a Betty Spaghetti. Remember those?

You guys. I seriously thought I was in decently good shape. I can definitely keep up with the intense cardio movements, but the routines really make you think and move your body in different ways which is pretty tough. I love how I totally feel like my butt has officially been kicked. I like putting in time that is worth it!

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Speaking of intense workouts….

My friend Erica, mentioned on the blog yesterday, sent me this circuit workout a couple of days ago. What you’re supposed to do is see how many times you can get through the circuit in 10 minutes. Seems simple, but it’s tough stuff! Here’s the moves:

  1. Stationary lunges (5 on each side, 10 total)
  2. Side lunges (5 on each side, 10 total)
  3. Push-ups, modified or plank (10 total)
  4. Mountain climbers (20 alternating)
  5. Plank with alternating shoulder taps (20 alternating)
  6. Burpees (10 total)
  7. Sit-ups (10 total)
  8. V-sit twists (20 alternating)
  9. Pike push-up (10 total)
  10. Scissor jumps, or jumping lunges (10 alternating)

So all you gotta do is set a timer for 10 minutes and get to work! If you do this, leave in the comments below how many times you get through the entire circuit. If you’re on “sit-ups” when 10 minutes runs out, count the full times you’ve got through the whole thing and then let us know where you got to in the non-finished circuit.

Make sure that you’re using good form when doing these exercises. They’re super simple and very basic, but it’s so important to keep your body in the correct positions and not “cheat” yourself. You’re not getting the workout you deserve and you have the possibility of seriously hurting yourself. Slow it down if things are getting too tough! Don’t get sloppy Smile with tongue out Also, make sure that you learn the difference between discomfort and pain. Discomfort is, “OMG my legs are shaking and sweat is dripping off my nose. Kill me now.” Pain is, “My wrist is going to snap off. Help.”

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And speaking of pain, my stomach has been really bothering me lately. Like, constantly. I feel like since I’m really trying to clean up my diet, it may be reacting negatively to the lower sugar intake and taking it out on me. I find myself constantly hungry and completely nauseous when that hunger arises. I’ve also found myself just feeling bloated all the time and just uncomfortable. I haven’t really changed a whole lot with what I’m eating, but these feelings have been gradually creeping up on me and are starting to become real obnoxious.

Any suggestions or ideas as to what this might be? I’m clueless. Once I move out (soon!) I’m getting my own health insurance and then can decide for myself how I deal with body issues rather than having to do with what my parents approve of. Can’t wait for that. June 20 cannot come soon enough. Rant over.

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What workout totally kicks your butt?