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I'm Becca - mom to three cute kiddos, professional photographer, chocolate addict, in love with all thing wildflowers, and (most importantly) a sinner saved by grace through faith!
Happy Fit Friday, y’all!
This is the first of many upcoming Fridays, where I’ll share some of my favorite toning and conditioning moves with you. From arms and abs to kettlebells and cardio, I’ll set you up with moves that you can easily do at home and that require little to no equipment. Over the years I’ve come to realize just how much money I can save by working out at home instead of a gym. Between my Tone it Up videos and different BeachBody programs I am able to get just as great of a workout as the ones I used to do at my local gym, without having to pay a pretty penny to do so! If you are interested in moving your workouts to your home, check out this post for my favorite at-home workout equipment, and this one for my favorite Tone it Up workout videos!
For this first Fit Friday post, I decided to share my favorite HIIT moves. If you aren’t familiar with HIIT, it stands for High Intensity Interval Training, and consists of intervals of high intensity activity and periods of low intensity moves or rest. HIIT is awesome, because it is efficient, helps burn more fat, you don’t need equipment, and you can do it anywhere! It’s done in just a short amount of time (I’m talking 15-30 minutes), and is perfect for getting in a good workout even with a busy schedule. By pushing your body to the limit during the high intensity activities, you actually continue to burn calories after your workout… And who doesn’t like that? Also, you build a healthier heart by entering and staying in the anaerobic zone!
So really, there’s not much to not like about HIIT, is there?
For a quick and effective workout, complete two-three circuits of these moves.
2 minutes of the move, followed by 30 seconds of rest.
Start in the center of your mat. Skate to one side, then jump to the other.
Alternate lifting your knees to mid chest, “jumping” from one foot to the other.
Enter a deep squat, then jump straight up!
Start in standing position and lower hands to the mat. Jump your feet back to plank position, then jump back to meet your hands. Stand straight up and repeat.
Start in standing position, then jump straight up, pulling your knees towards your chest.
Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
What are your favorite HIIT moves?
How are you staying fit this new year?
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I’ve never seen something like this before…great idea ot post the individual moves. Inspiring!
Thanks Jennifer! It helps so much to see the moves being done, instead of just reading about them. Glad you enjoyed it. :)
You are starting the new year off right!
I’m trying! One of my goals was to be more consistent in my workouts and so far so good!
Yay for hiit moves!!! I have such a love hate relationship with them but they are so effective. You are adorable and praise the Lord for your site being back up.
Me too, Jessica! I love how quick and effective they are, but feel like I’m dying the entire time.
And AMEN! I never realized how much I do on my blog until I couldn’t haha.
I’m loving this workout! I am pinning it to my board, now that I make my own schedule I actually have time to exercise. Your workout partner is adorable too, haha.
Thank you so much for pinning Leslie! I hope you were able to give it a try :) And thanks! Lillie LOVES being in the middle of my workouts haha.
Great routine! I needed to see this. I’ve been stuck in the house for two days due to snow/ice. Time to get active!
Oh no!! I love snow days the first few hours, but then I get so stir crazy. I hope you found some things to do!
Thanks for sharing! I love finding new workouts I can do pretty much anywhere!
Me too! I’m all about those kinds of workouts, where I can do it anywhere and anytime.
This is such a cool post! I love the GIFs that you made out of pictures. Really cool to show the movements!
Thanks Erica! It was so fun making them, too. A lot easier than I thought it’d be!
i love that you have workout buddies. Bailey (my shihtzu) assists me with yoga :P
Yes!! Lillie loves hanging out with me and laying on my mat when I’m trying to workout haha. And I love sweet Bailey! <3
Great post! I think theres so much you can do on your own and even more effectively. I really need to look into TIU. Im so curious!
Thanks Mai! There really is… I actually love not going to a gym, and using my own body weight for killer workouts. And you should definitely check them out! TIU has changed my entire outlook on being healthy and fit.
What a great routine! I despise burpees but they are so effective in a good workout!
So do I, but I know they are GREAT for you. I can definitely feel it in my quads and glutes afterwards haha.
Me too girl!! My upper body strength is a joke! But it gives me something to work towards, that’s for sure.