Workout and Word of the Day #109 (FB Day 4)

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

I am looking forward to my workouts rather than dreading them and that is a great feeling.  I know that I go through these different cycles of motivation.  Some days I am ready to go and other days I can barely get out of bed, but I know that regardless of how I feel before hand; I always feel better than I did afterwards.  That feeling of accomplishment and knowing that I am taking care of myself keeps me coming back day after day.

Workout of the Day: Hiit, cardio, and core + Yoga

I recognized this workout from the 5 day Fitness Challenge that I recently completed.  It was a lot of fun to revisit it, but it did feel like it was on the long side.  I am glad that I kept going.

10 Minute Abs Workout:

After that hiit workout I was dripping with sweat and reluctant to do more.  I almost decided to do this one later with my yoga practice, but I decided to push myself to do it even though I didn’t feel like it and I had fun.  Once again, Kelli included a wonderful variety and the time passed quickly.

Yoga for a Rainy Day:

It was not a rainy day.  It was so warm and sunny and I did not necessarily feel like doing rainy day yoga especially since it has an image of her doing that low lunge.  I know that low lunges are great, but they are kind of challenging for me because I feel like I am squishing my organs.  Also, back in September my back knee felt so tender that I always had to bring a pillow for extra cushioning during lunges.  I think I have made progress because I no longer need the extra pillow.  It definitely gets better with practice.  This rainy day yoga ended up being exactly what I needed to decompress.

Today’s Word of the Day is:

appellation– noun

  1. A name, title or designation.
  2. The act of naming.

It’s funny this word did not have the meaning that I expected.  I usually do a fairly good job of figuring out words and have been obsessed with word etymology, but I am not always right.  I am glad that I learned something new today.

What are your plans for today?  Comment below to share.  Today I am trying to decide whether or not I want to buy another acre of land.  I am getting ready to visit it after I write this post.  Wish Me luck!

❤ Alana

3 thoughts on “Workout and Word of the Day #109 (FB Day 4)

  1. I’m looking to get rid of some love handles – I lost 40 pounds, but I am struggling with love handles. I have hypothyroidism and celiac disease; I’ve been watching the GF foods I eat, walk, skate, and swim.

    I’m proud of the weight I lost, but I just got a new tattoo on my back, on some of the love handle and I’m a little self-conscious. A friend suggested Yoga and Adrienne’s yoga channel. I’m going to give it a try. Can I do HIIT without a trainer?

    Thanks for the motivation today. 🙂

    1. Hello!
      Congratulations on your weightloss! 40 lbs is amazing! It takes a lot of dedication and willpower to get there and I admire you for it.

      I am struggling with the love handles myself. You should definitely visit Adriene’s yoga channel and try some of her vidoes. She is my favorite. I love how down to earth she is and she gives really helpful prompts in yoga. Yoga was always challenging for me because slowing down is hard, but I have been able to stick with my practice now that I have been doing Adriene’s videos. Let me know if you try it out.
      And yes! You can do HIIT without a trainer it is ideal with body weight. It is High Intensity Interval Training. You alternate between a sprint type of exercise like jumping jacks for 20 seconds then either rest or do a lower impact exercise of 10 seconds (like a wall sit). Then you repeat that circuit or choose different exercises. Hiit is excellent for fat burning. I like looking up hiit workouts on youtube so that I don’t have to think too hard. The Fitness Blender channel has been my favorite for hiit and strength training workouts.
      Keep up the great work! You are on a great track. Thanks for visiting me! I hope you will have a wonderful week.

      ❤ Alana

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