Monday, February 27, 2012

Tabata Training- Whats the buzz all about?

We have done some of this training in a kickboxing class I take.

So I wanted to learn what I could about it. So far.. Im lovin it!!

The basis of Tabata Training is 4 minutes of intense interval training/circuit training.

The Tabata protocol is a high-intensity training regimen that produces remarkable results. A Tabata workout (also called a Tabata sequence) is an interval training cycle of 20 seconds of maximum intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated without pause 8 times for a total of four minutes.

4 minutes of pain to gain!!

How effective can just 4 minutes of exercise be? ... Very. You will be amazed at how intense the four minutes of exercise will feel. The intervals tax both your aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. To be clear, this isn't "eight sets of eight," although the goal of doing eight reps in each of the 20-second clusters is about right. Instead it's "as many reps as I can get in" during the twenty seconds, followed by ten seconds rest.

Note the 10-second rest periods in the Tabata workout are important, both physically and mentally. Not only do they allow partial recovery, they also provide psychological relief. Switching back and forth from work to rest makes the workout go quickly. Plus, it allows you to train at a higher level of intensity, which what intervals are all about.

Info Source-

heres a great example!!

found this gal on YOU TUBE... she has a few more as well. Give it a try. You'll love it!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

My Fave ZUMBA dances!!

Shake Senora!!

Shawty Got Moves


Monday, February 20, 2012

Calories in- Calories out!

I have had quite a time these last few weeks losing weight or lack thereof.

You would think as long as I have done this I would just know things. WRONG

For instance... the more you work out, the more you need to eat.

I have always heard this I guess, but I seriously could not wrap my head around it..

nor did I want too.

Now after to talking to a few gals..

Im talking about gals in a position to tell me why this is a must!!

I have decided that this week I will experiment and eat more when Im working out.

Im using to log my food and my workouts.

As I log my exercise, it bumps up my calories.. telling me what I need to eat.

Makes it so easy for me to know how many I need to be eating.

Yet, I find it harder than heck to get more in. But I will!!!

On a normal day I should be eating 1640... thats with no exercise.

With exercise... I should be getting between 1900-2100

Depending on the intensity of my workouts.

so here it goes people!!

A full week of dedication to the calories!!!

Who would have ever thought I would be told to eat more! Photobucket

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

August 15th ... Really?

so at the request of a friend Im going to start blogging again.

(thanks for the nudge Lyndsey)

I have RE-STARTED my journey.

Im down 14lbs in 5 weeks and I totally feel like I am doing it the right way this time.

Theres always going to be fixes, fad diets etc.... but thats exactly what they are!

Eating healthy, working out is the way I am going this time around.

I will do this! I will !!!

this picture is going to motivate me to keep going!!!
2012 is my year to be my best, feel my best and look my best!!