Happy 4th of July!!!
Ryan and I have lots of fun stuff on our agenda today, so we made sure to get in a good workout before the festivities kick off!
As we drove to the gym, Ryan and I both felt less than motivated and decided to combine forces and work out together. Though we go to the gym together all the time, we rarely work out together, so it was a nice change of pace!
We did a ridiculously sweaty circuit workout and finished it up with an 8-minute ab workout, formatted kind of like a tabata workout! (For those of you who may be in the dark about tabata training, you typically pick one cardio exercise and go at it as hard as you can for 20 seconds, followed by a 10 second rest for eight rounds.) You can read more about tabata training here. It’s seriously intense.
For our ab workout, we followed 20 seconds of hard core work (hardcore = hard core <— love it!) with 10 seconds of rest for just four rounds. We also incorporated four different core exercises into our workout to keep our interest. By the end of the workout, my abs were fried!
Here are some video demonstrations of some of the exercises:
By the time we made it home, I was ready for breakfast!
I made myself a strawberry smoothie with coconut milk, frozen strawberries, cashew butter, vanilla protein powder and cottage cheese.
It was very creamy and satisfying!
I’m off to shower. It’s time to get this day rollin’.
I hope you guys have a fabulous 4th of July!