At Home Workout – High Intensity Interval Training


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17 Minute At Home Cardio by FitnessBlender.com

I’ve been going to the gym regularly for a year and a half now, and it really does improve your self-esteem.  Although, I will admit, it also adds to my guilt; because, I feel like crud if I don’t go to the gym or do some sort of workout.  At one point, I had lost 12 pounds by eating healthy and going to gym 5 days a week, for 2 hours at a time.  I was beginning to look my best, but maintaining that time I spent in the gym became a big challenge while going to school, working, moving out, etc.  I’ve realized that as long as I’m doing something, I can be healthy and fit.  I’ve been trying many different at home workouts to do at least 2-3 times a week, while going to the gym the other days of the week to get in my strengthening training.  Today, I gave in and tried one of these high intensity interval trainings, and let me tell you…it kicked my butt!  This really put myself at test, and it is really amazing how you can surprise yourself.

My main tip when doing this workout video, take their advice and go at your own pace.  I originally started to keep up with her but I realized that it was better for me to go at my own pace that I could handle, while still properly breathing and maintaining a good form.

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Random Tidbit: When quickly reading the site of this video, I immediately read “Fitness Blunder” (instead of Fitness Blender) and I typed it into my search bar to find their home page, and I found this really cool article from BodyBuilding.com.  I laughed a little on Number 6, because forgetting a hair tie can really ruin a workout!

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Comfort, Home, Microsoft, and Subway


Everyone has these little quirks about them, and the more I’ve begun to blog, the more I’ve realized my own little quirks.  Not that a blog about cooking has anything to do with my annoyance with someone else’s computer or eating Subway somewhere other than the Subway restaurant.

Once I wanted to cook so badly, but my kitchen was occupied (pains of being a college student, without your own home).  I created the genius idea that I’m going to go cook at my grandparent’s house, forgetting how uncomfortable it is to cook outside of your own kitchen, and burnt the chicken.  Yes, I’ll admit it, I burnt the chicken.  Something I haven’t done since I first tried to recreate my mother’s Chicken Spaghetti back in the seventh grade.  Some reason, cooking in your own kitchen is just so much more rewarding.

Food is not only better cooked from home but it tastes better when cooked there too.  I don’t know what it is about it, but once I started college, I realized this.  I tried making my favorite meals in my dorm room (on an electric skillet), and even though I used the exact same ingredients, it didn’t taste anything like I wanted it to.  I think there is always a little hint of the atmosphere around you cooked into your food.  Like, has anyone noticed that Subway tastes better if you eat it in the Subway restaurant?

It is so much easier to study and prepare for a test, when you are using your own computer.  I don’t know what it is about this magical 17” pale green laptop (everyone says it’s too big, but hush it has feelings too) that allows me to get my study cap on and produce something quicker than on another computer.

I was at work, trying to get a study guide prepared for one of my finals and the old computer with a non-updated version of Microsoft Word was bugging me beyond belief.  I couldn’t get over how frustrating it was that the Microsoft Word that I was using did not rearrange my words for me when I spelt them wrong (beleif), or didn’t delete my extra letter that I like to throw in sometimes (bettter).

Just a thought.  Maybe this all just shows how addicted I am to comfort.

Okay, tidbit is over, back to cooking. 🙂

——Do you have any weird quirks like this?——