The one with my first non-treadmill HIIT workout in a LONG time

Part 2 to come, the one with how I can’t move because I am that incredibly sore  😉

I am SO PROUD! I did my HIIT workout as planned this morning. Yes it burned. Yes I am still shaking. Yes I may have drowned in my own sweat a little bit.


I dug out my gymboss timer from my bodyrock days (that bad boy has had soooo much use in its time, it is looking a little ghetto these days as a result) and got to work.




Three tabata style sessions with a one minute break in between. I did legs, core, and arms, because I didn’t want to focus on just one body part and then not be able to move it at all tomorrow. This way I will be sore all over but not so sore in any one spot that I want to amputate it 🙂

Number one, legs (three sets of each exercise for thirty seconds at a time, and 10 seconds break in between to catch my breath and get into position):

– squat jumps

– jump lunges

-high knees

Number two, arms (same as above):

– push ups (from my knees obviously 😉 )

-tricep dips

-star jumps

Number three, core (same as above):

-mountain climbers


– reverse crunches


It hurt, but in the BEST way.




And followed up by a good 20 minute yoga style stretching sesh. It is so long since I did a workout like this that I know I am going to be sore, but I hope that the stretching and the fact that I made it a full body workout will help a little. The whole point of HIIT is to push really hard for a short amount of time and so having muscle soreness afterwards is pretty much a given anyway – time to embrace it! Also it is going to motivate me to do extra yoga in the next few days because I don’t like to be so bunched up and that is one of the reasons I haven’t done HIIT for so long. BUT it is going to help me get stronger and so long term it is going to help my yoga and my running and that is what I need to focus on 🙂

Do you do HIIT workouts?

Have you tried Tabata before?

What was your workout today?

Do you love or loathe the sore muscle feeling? – I actually usually love it and start craving it after a while, but in the beginning it is definitely more of a loathing.


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8 Responses to The one with my first non-treadmill HIIT workout in a LONG time

  1. Sally says:

    Ohhhh wow!!you are awesome! Me too,all my body got sore cos of too much workout :p lol….

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  2. I just bookmarked this post because it sounds like such a great workout! Jump lunges KILL my legs every time. Usually I can get about 10 in before my legs are toast haha!

    And my workout today…was no workout! It’s my rest day and I’m soaking it up (besides walking a hyperactive puppy I’m dog sitting haha!)

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    • Aw that is so sweet! Way to make me feel important haha 🙂 haha yeah jump lunges are brutal I’m feeling the effects rather a lot 😉 ooooh a rest day AND puppies! You are living the dream!


  3. TechChick says:

    Great job on that killer workout! You must be feeling all better now! The only HIIT workouts I have done were hard intervals on the treadmill. I need to start getting back into the weights for Fall marathon training!! I do love that sore muscle feeling… makes me know I am doing something worthwhile!

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    • Thank you! Yeah after lying around for a week with the flu it felt soooo good to get moving again! Yeah I am a big fan of body weight workouts because I don’t need a gym or equipment which definitely suits my lifestyle 🙂 So you’re training for a new marathon? So exciting! You’re a beast!


  4. I have just started doing Tabata. Wow – it is such a hardcore workout.

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