A woman I work with said today that I'm looking thinner. :)
I'm trying out my Firm Fitness DVD set of twelve 22-ish min HIIT workouts. I know there's something to the HIIT thing that burns a lot of fat, but I just can't imagine HOW these workouts could help me achieve better results than my harder, longer workouts. I end them more revved up than I was when I started. Shouldn't I be exhausted after an effective workout? It's too short and too easy. I'm giving it my all, but the bursts are supposed to be the hardest parts, and they're not anywhere near challenging enough, even giving it my all. So I think I'm going to designate these workouts as back-up home workouts on days when I know I'll be active with other things - swimming or casual hiking or something else that isn't a full blown workout, but helps make a dent in my calorie burn.
OK then - Motivation Pic time:
This is supermodel Adriana Lima, who oh-so-cool-y posted a photo of herself post-workout to show how sweaty and gross a great workout can/should leave a gal. I love this, and really admire her for posting it on the internet for all to see. I've been doing workout videos for so many years that I have gone through quite a few of them in which the women are apparently instructed to keep dumb phony smiles pasted on their fully made-up faces. The old Firm workouts were the WORST for that....every women in a different pastel colored leotard, and those creepy, incessant SMILES, as if it was somehow wrong for them to grunt, grimace or sweat while working out. WHY?!?! Who the heck wants to workout with the Stepford Wives?? I want to feel (and look) like this during/after my workout:
|(I also would like to have some fans on the side during my workouts, like these folks here, to cheer and clap and urge me on. That would be quite nice!)|