Mommy's Favorite Things: Create your Own HIIT Routine

Friday, January 1, 2016

Create your Own HIIT Routine

One of my favorite ways to burn calories and burn fat is called HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). 
It's exactly how it sounds, INTENSE!! And it's a LOT of work, but can also be done very quickly. The below chart is just a 15 minute workout, but 15 minutes of HIIT can burn you around 180-330 calories (depends on weight, gender, intensity you work, etc). So yes 15 minutes a day can ultimately burn you 200 calories!!! Double it and you're doing great! I know people who can burn 500 calories in 30 minutes!! It's an INTENSE workout, you WILL be sweating after, but it's AMAZING for you and is a relatively short workout. 

For reference, I run for around 30 minutes and I burn about 120 calories. With this you can burn TRIPLE that in the same time!

I've been using a combo of these exercises for about 3 weeks now (3 times a week) and have lost 4 pounds! This is awesome and a great way to burn off those after Holiday pounds.

What's YOUR favorite way to exercise?