I have such a strange relationship with blogging these days, but not with writing.  I have been writing quite a bit over the past year, but in a more personal way that I am still unsure if or how I will use that work.

As I have mentioned (for like three years now), I don’t know what I am doing with Beets Per Minute.  On the one hand, it was my first attempt at blogging, and I met some great people through it and learned a lot about myself in the process.  On the other hand, I have also been through some very conflicting things about myself both professionally and personally.

I love health and wellness.  I have certifications and professional qualifications in massage, acupressure, personal training, nutritional therapy, fitness nutrition, eating psychology, and confidence coaching.  Since making health and wellness a priority in my life after the losing my father in 2011, I have stuck with always making time for fitness.  I truly believe that fitness is my higher power.  On the days when I don’t exercise – even just a ten-minute walk around the block – I can tell just how much that impacts my state of mind, how I feel, and the personal choices I make as a result.

It’s been a difficult couple of years for so many people for so many reasons.  Sometimes I will be talking about the state of the world – waxing philosophical if you will – and the person I am talking to will say, “Girl, you overthink!”.  And they aren’t entirely wrong.  I do overthink things.  I’ve always felt like an old soul and an emotional sponge for what is happening around me.  I found a quote from Lykke Li that summed up this feeling perfectly,

There’s more discomfort being an old soul or a person who questions a lot of things.  I’m young, but I’m old.

Anyhoo, I’m definitely overthinking this post, but I also think I am taking baby steps to get myself back into the world of blogging.  I do miss coming on here and writing about life and food and stuff.

Now, for those of you who are like, “Shut up and give me my workout, please,” firstly, thank you for saying please and b, here is a workout for you to take to the gym or complete at home if you have a treadmill.

So, here is a total body conditioning boot camp workout combining strength and cardio interval training.  I am loving these types of workouts lately and use them in between running and indoor cycle workout days.  Let me know if you like it and do me a solid and PIN it if you feel like other people would like it too!

Total Body Conditioning Workout Beets Per Minute

I hope to share more and be back with a post again soon.  In the meantime, check out this guest post about the connection between stress and digestion.

What workout(s) have you been into lately?

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Can you boost your metabolism in 10 minutes?

TGIF, my lovelies!  Another work week come and gone!  I’m linking up with Jill Conyers today for Fitness Friday!  I don’t know about you, but I think Friday is a great day to do something different (and maybe slightly more time friendly) when it comes to sweating.  Plus, Friday night is for happy hours and takeaways, so why not give your body a fat burning boost first thing?  You can increase your metabolic burn up to 250 calories in just 10 minutes.  That’s not even the best part, no, the best part is, any continued aerobic activity you do for the rest of the day (flights of stairs, running to catch the bus, etc.) will speed up your metabolism and keep you in the aerobic zone burning fat calories!

Tabata is a great way to get your heart rate, and calorie burn up, and it’s a SUPER time saver.  I give a more in-depth explanation of the scientific studies on Tabata training on my Tabata Jump Rope Workout post (another fun, fast, and effective workout)!

All you need for this circuit is 10 minutes and your wonderful, fabulous self.  While you don’t need any equipment or much time for this workout, you do need to bring intention and intensity to get the most out of it!  Body weight exercises can be just as effective as lifting weights when it comes to building and maintaining muscle mass, an essential component of maintaining a higher metabolism.

This workout circuit can be found on Fitwirr a fantastic website dedicated to keeping health and fitness simple!

This circuit is a total of 10 minutes and includes:

3 Minute Warm-up

4 Minutes Work

3 Minute Cool Down

Grab your timer and get moving!

10-MINUTE METABOLISM BOOSTING -TABATA- CIRCUIT

 

Tabata workouts are fast paced and intense.  Always remember to maintain perfect form while performing these steps, work within a threshold for your particular fitness level, and modify any moves if they are above your level (such as a squat jump).

It is also important that your physician clears you before performing this or any other kind of workout on Beets Per Minute.  

Do you like Tabata style workouts?  What’s your favorite quick and effective workout?

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