Happy AUTUMN, my dear Killer Bs!
This is one of my favorite times of the year (it’s right up there with summer, spring and winter, you know?), because the mornings are cooler, the kids are more or less settled into a routine, and we don’t have any major holidays looming over us just yet.
It feels like a really good time to get focused, and get after your goals.
And one of the goals that I get asked about the most, of course, is losing weight.
So this week, I’ve put together a Mini Challenge that can help you reach that goal, with moderate workouts in the exact right combination of cardio, strength, core and recovery – YAY! You can repeat this week’s routine again and again as you work toward your weight loss victory.
Now, of course, I have to mention that exercising is only part of the weight loss puzzle – you need to be eating the right number of calories consistently, as well as drinking enough water, getting plenty of sleep and managing your stress, too. ALL of these things work together to move the scale.
But you knew that.
So, let’s go!
(Click the image below to download and save it on your device. The thumbnails are links to take you directly to the videos or playlists on the Pahla B Fitness YouTube channel. All of the workouts are available for preview now.)
On MONDAY, we’re starting the week with an all-new WEIGHT LOSS CARDIO workout that’s a nice, moderate, steady-state effort with LOW impact (no jumping!), MEDIUM heart-rate, and HIGH satisfaction. While we’re sweating, I explain exactly why you need to keep your workouts “easy” in order to get that number on the scale down.
TUESDAY’S all-new Let’s RUN podcast is STORYTIME, all about the struggles I faced at my recent 110k ultramarathon. We get really, really real on this one – I’ve even got a trigger warning at the beginning of the video in case you’re squeamish! – while we’re going for a lovely 40-minute WALK.
WEDNESDAY’S workout is a great SEATED AB STRENGTH session, with zero load bearing, but lots of sweat! You will be amazed at how tough this one gets – it’s Level FOUR! From a CHAIR!
On THURSDAY, we’re doing a terrific STACKABLE FAT BURN workout that only requires your bodyweight (and just… real quick: if anybody ever tries to tell you that you have to lift weights to shape your body, please feel free to use this video as Exhibit A in the argument against that!). It’s a non-stop, total body shape up with challenging intervals of both cardio and strength. The SUGGESTED STACKER is a quick ab-focused routine.
And FRIDAY, we’re finishing the week with some slow-moving, but oh-so-good-for-you PILATES. This is 30 minutes of stretching and core strengthening work that resets your body and your mind, like a gift to yourself at the end of another wonderful week.