Hi, guys! Happy Monday! #mondaymotivation My favorite kind of workouts are ones that are quick and dirty, which means they’re high-intensity and efficient. I make the most of my time and finish the workout feeling like I really challenged myself. When I’m short on time, these types of workouts are definitely my go-to for a heart-pumping, full-body sweat session. That said, here are TWO high-intensity (and FUN!) kettlebell workouts (one of which incorporates running) that can be done…

This post is sponsored by Zappos.com. Hi, guys! Happy Workout Wednesday to you! 🙂 I have a great running workout that you can do just about anywhere. No equipment required! Seriously, you can break out this workout wherever and whenever the exercise mood arises! All you need is your running sneakers and some space to move! 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Run 200 meters Push-Ups V-Ups Here’s how to do this workout: Start with a 200 meter run Then, perform 10 Push-Ups…

This post is sponsored by Zappos.com. Good morning! When it comes to my workouts, my favorite motto is “Never Miss a Monday” because it sets the tone for my week and gets the momentum rolling with all of my healthy habits. Since it’s Monday (helloooo, #mondaymotivation), let’s get moving with a workout that you can do just about anywhere. Wearing: Brooks Fremont Tank Top // Brooks Greenlight Capris // Brooks Juno Sports Bra // Brooks Glycerin <— Did you know that Zappos.com sells…

Good morning! Happy March 1st and National Nutrition Month! Speaking of which, please check out our first post over on the Designed to Fit Nutrition blog: Why You Need a Nutrition Coach! Ok, so I’m totally one of those people who goes through phases with food. For instance, I’ll be super into hot sauce and put it on everything for two weeks straight. Then, I get bored with it and then I’m onto nutritional yeast or pizza…

Hello, hello! So, guys, I’m happy to report that a whole lot of working out happened last week. Woohoo! I managed to fit in SIX (!) workouts, which I’m pretty sure is a PR since becoming a mom. Haha! Ok, so after barely working out since the New Year, I was starting to feel cranky/stressed, and I know exercise keeps me sane, so I knew something needed to change. I wasn’t making it to CrossFit all that much,…

Hello and a very happy Sunday evening to you! How was your weekend? Ours was fairly low-key and filled with a whole lot of snow. Oy. Spring can’t come soon enough! #boowinter Friday: We got a pretty big snow storm on Thursday night, so Mal had a snow day from school on Friday. Our teacher friends also had a snow day, so they came over with their little guy to hang out that afternoon. We enjoyed some apps…

New year, new resolutions! For many of us this means eating right and upping our exercise game, which often means crowded gyms and possibly frustration if you can’t work out how and when you want to. Whomp whomp. January is most definitely a busy time of year for health clubs, but instead of getting upset about the crowded gym, here are 11 ways to make your workouts happen! Sign up for a few personal trainer sessions or small…

Happy New Year, friends! Welcome to 2017! Let’s cheers (via kettlebell mug) to the best year yet! 🙂 I heard a rumor (from my 2017 Reader Survey) that you guys enjoy my weekly workout recaps because they give you ideas and motivation for your own sweat sessions, so I decided to bring them back. And I figured since today is January 1st and you might have a fitness-related resolution for the new year, I would publish…

Good morning! I hope you’re ready for an awesome, high-intensity sweat session because I have just the workout for you! It’s a running workout that doesn’t require any equipment, so you can do it just about anywhere, which means it’s perfect for the holiday season, especially if you’re traveling to visit family. Just save this workout to do later! 🙂 I named this workout “The Tens” because you’ll complete 10 reps of each of the three…

Good morning and a very happy December 1st to you! Let’s kick-off the month with a full-body workout that only requires a pair of dumbbells. The rep scheme is the classic 21-15-9 from CrossFit, which begins with 21 reps of each exercise (Thrusters, Plank Rows, Russian Twists) and then decreases the reps to 15 of each and then 9 reps of each. So, you’ll perform 21 Thrusters followed by 21 Plank Rows and 21 Russian…

Hi, guys! Here’s a quick yet high-intensity kettlebell workout that will challenge your entire body in a short amount of time. The Kettlebell Swings will get your heart rate up and engage your muscles from head-to-toe while the Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (SDHP) and Push-Ups will give your upper body a serious workout. Hey, you might just be surprised how much of a workout you’ll get in 15 minutes! Happy sweating! Wearing: Women’s Distance Long Sleeve Running…

Hey, hey! Happy Friday, friends! Ok, so I’m trying something new over here. I was originally going to share a November workout plan via the CNC newsletter (btw, THANK YOU to those of you who signed up!), but then I thought publishing them on the blog was a much better idea since this month can be an especially tough time to stay motivated. All of these workouts can be done in the comfort of your own home (or gym) with…

Hey, hey! It’s Workout Wednesday and you know what that means: It’s time to get moving! No excuses! So, here’s a workout that you can do just about anywhere. There’s no need for a kettlebell, medicine ball, or barbell for this one. The only thing you need is your body and, well, ok, a little bit of space to move around. You’ll use your bodyweight in four different full-body, high-intensity movements for a challenging, head-to-toe workout. I promise, it’s a…

A big THANK YOU to HYLETE for teaming up with me for this workout and blog post!  Good morning! I have an awesome quickie workout for you guys. It’s just 20 minutes, but it’s high-intensity and works your entire body from head to toe, which means you’ll get a seriously effective workout in a short amount of time. And the combination of exercises (kettlebell swings, walking lunges, and Burpees) is challenging, requires your full-body, and will give you the most…