Valentine's Day + Burn Off The Chocolate Interval Workout
Happy Monday, party people. It's been a while, eh? Sometimes life just gets hella effin' crazy. Do you ever have those days when you leave for work and then you blink your eyes and it's 10 p.m.?? That's how my past week and a half has been. It's unfortunate that I haven't been able to keep up the content on this lil' blog of mine, but I have been working 12-14 hour days and when I get home it's lights OUT! It's all very exciting though and I will share why later this week :) Stay tuned...
So because I wasn't able to share a fancy partner workout for Valentine's Day, I'm sharing a heart-pumping interval workout today to help you burn off the champagne, chocolate, steak, wine and gelato (P.S. I ATE SO MUCH GELATO LAST NIGHT NO RAGRETS)!
Each circuit in this workout incorporates a push pattern, a pull pattern and some core action. It's all about that full body burn when you want to torch a few extra cals and still work on your strength!
All you need is a kettle bell for this workout!
Before you swing, please learn how to do it properly! It's all about the hip hinge. Watch this video.
KB Overhead Sit-ups (For more of a challenge, straighten your legs. You can also sub this for straight leg sit-ups, just make sure you keep your arms right overhead the whole time.)
KB Floor Press (I would recommend doing one arm at a time and on the last round challenge yourself to press both arms together. This can easily be subbed for floor dumbbell presses!)
KB Bent Over Rows (You can absolutely alternate arms here.)
KB Goblet Squat (Keep the KB close to your chest and your elbows close as well. Try to get your elbows to touch your knees. If you can't get that range of motion holding the Kettlebell, drop the weight and perform fast body weight squats.)
Plank Taps on KB: Get into a plank on your elbows. Place the kettlebell about an arm's reach length in front of you. Alternate arms reaching and tapping the KB with your hand. This is a great anti-rotational core exercise. When you lift one arm off the ground, make sure to keep your core tight so that you don't rotate your torso.
Valentine's Day over here was just lovely! I taught a 9:30 a.m. spin class at Body Cycle Studio. It was a packed class and it got really sweaty (thank goodness, because the weather was in the single digits yesterday morning!) Michael came to my spin class (what a sweetie) and after we headed over to Luna's Cafe in Old City for brunch.
I ordered a kale, mushroom and goat cheese frittata that came with a latke and Michael got cornbread eggs Benedict with bacon and maple syrup. It was DELISH. After that, we looked at pups. We're seriously considering getting one soon! There is a whole in my heart that needs to be filled by puppies.
The rest of the day consisted of lots of relaxing. It was way too cold out outside for us Floridians to consider going out so we cooked up a wonderful surf 'n' turf dinner. Before dinner noshing:
It's been a while since I've had lobster or filet mignon, and let me tell you it was such a treat!!
After dinner noshing:
MMM, such a great Sunday after a crazy week. I'm ready for this one and I hope you all are too!
How was your Valentine's Day?