Happy Thursday! I just realized my blog turned 2 months old today. I posted my first recipe on June 20th! It’s crazy how summer was just getting started then, and now it is coming to an end. I’ve learned a lot since that day. About the blogging world, photography, prioritizing, balancing, and just living life in general. Why I decided to start a blog in the summer is beyond me. Usually you think summer is filled with free time. But in reality, the weekends are pretty booked up trying to make the most of the summer sun! And with my full-time job that is also filled with weekend travel from time-to-time, that doesn’t leave a whole lot of room to focus on this beast– AKA Fit Mitten Kitchen. The pressure to post even one new recipe or workout each week is enough to make me realize it wouldn’t hurt to slow down. And there is really no need to stress myself out. If I get a new recipe up, GREAT. And if I don’t it is not the end of the world. Life goes on, and this beast will be ready for me when I am ready for it.
So if I am not as attentive to the blog as I’d like to be, it’s not because I don’t want to be posting a new recipe every chance I get. If it were up to me, I’d have the perfect lighting all day every day so I could shoot recipes whenever I want! But right now at the end of the summer, I’m going to focus on living life and getting caught up in all the craziness the outside world has to offer.
We have family visiting this weekend, and then a trip to Toronto planned the next weekend to catch the Tigers and Bluejays game. I love my Canadians and can’t WAIT to see them and hang out again. Plus one of my sisters and her boyfriend are meeting us there too. So excited!
Speaking of my sister… she also helped me come up with this workout for you all today! 🙂
I was struggling with what kind of workout to do on Tuesday. I was traveling for work all last week so I am slowly trying to get back into my groove. She mentioned she got this workout from a friend and had done it the day before. As soon as I saw that it incorporated supersets and box jumps, I was sold! This total body workout uses weights and supersets to get your muscles feelings the burn! I decided to add in an upper body superset at the end as well, and then I finished off the workout with this ab circuit from Pop Sugar.
So here is the workout >>>
As always, work at your own pace with a weight you are comfortable with. If you want to move through the movements quicker, use a lighter weight. If you’re working on building strength and muscle, use a heavier weight and go through the movements at a controlled pace. No matter which route you take, practice perfect form! When your form is off, it can create muscle imbalances and have negative effects on your entire body! Drop the weight lower if your form is suffering. It shouldn’t be about how much you can lift, it should be about the quality of the movement. Once you have form down and the movement gets easier, then try increasing the load (using heavier weights). Have fun! 🙂
I really enjoyed this workout! Thanks, sister 😉
Until next time…
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