The 10-20-30-40 Workout

Kettlebell & jump rope

Just because it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a workout… doesn’t mean I HAVEN’T BEEN WORKING OUT!!!

Except that I haven’t…

I trotted off to Bohol on October 25, thinking I would work out every day & even post a “beach workout,”  because how fun would that be??  But our trip was cancelled & we ended up at Puerto Galera instead.  I did nothing that weekend except hike to the amazing waterfall I told you about a couple of posts ago.  But jumping into the waterfall doesn’t really count, as you’re going down…  Sure was fun though!!

Hammocks at Sunset resort, Puerto Galera

I spent more time lying in these hammocks than I did working out!

The day after we got back, I left again for the family reunion in London, where ok, we did go running several times through the beautiful Kensington park- how can anyone resist the autumn leaves?  But I did absolutely noooo  strength training and the word burpee never crossed my mind.  And you know what??  It felt amazing to take a break!!  This was an accidental hiatus, for sure, but it’s made me realise that backing off every so often should be part of our workout routine, just as much as purposefully increasing weights or time or distance, etc.  Continual intense exercise with no time off can lead to chronic fatigue or muscle soreness, stress injury, a depressed immune system & decreased metabolism.  If you follow an intense exercise regimen and never take time off, and find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be time to take a short break….

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The Kettle Bell Workout

Kettle Bell Figure 8

Well folks, I was scheduled to give you a “what-I-ate” post, but I had so much fun with this workout, I just had to post it instead!

The more I work out with kettle bells, the more I love them.  It’s a workout that doesn’t feel like a workout, but gives you major results in terms of strength, definition, and muscular endurance.  You can start this session with the thought in your head, “Just make it through 10 minutes…” … and then you do the whole workout because you’re in love with the bells.

Kettle bells make you feel powerful.

And they make you powerful.  What could be better?? …

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