Happy Memorial Day weekend to my American Bs! I hope these three days are just the right balance of fun, sunshine, relaxation and remembering the fallen who served.
The thing about finding that balance is… it can feel tough to know how much relaxation is too much! I hear from Killer Bs all the time, telling me that weekends seem to be the downfall of their weekday good habits. So, a three day weekend? It can lead to that feeling like you’ve fallen off the wagon completely.
But, my friends, have no fear, because here’s the simple truth: There is no wagon to fall off of.
Life is just life, and it keeps moving forward. Some days are easier than others, and everything falls into place. But some days are a struggle that you simply have to put behind you. Every day, you’ll have to make decisions and prioritize actions and go with what feels like the right thing in that moment.
There’s no right or wrong, or “resetting” or “getting back to the way things were.” You’re just making the best of what you’ve got right now, and balancing it all out.
And, having said that, here’s the balance of workouts that I’ve chosen for us this week! Monday starts off “easy” because you’re likely to be enjoying some time with family and friends, but the rest of the week hits it a little harder. Some of the workouts are stackable, some are full-length. Hopefully, they’ll all feel just right. 🙂
(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 (or finishing the weekend) with a REVERSE INTENSITY WALKING WORKOUT. You’ll need a very heavy weight for this quick and unusual routine that’s a great way to flatten your belly and reduce body fat. The suggested stacker at the end of the video also uses a weight, but you might want to swap yours out for something a little lighter if you’re keeping the day easy-breezy.
TUESDAY’S all-new LOW IMPACT CARDIO TABATA is super sweaty but all standing, no jumping and no equipment needed. This is high intensity, full body work in a quick 10-minute package! There’s a suggested stacker at the end of the video to keep the sweat rolling if you want to extend the workout.
WEDNESDAY’S workout is an old favorite MEDICINE BALL STRENGTH routine that honestly doesn’t really need a medicine ball! With a little creativity and a pair of dumbbells, you can totally enjoy this full body toning workout with equipment you already have around the house. And if you do have a medicine ball? Good for you – you’re going to love this one!
On THURSDAY, we’re going for a WALK, a JOG and a RUN, in really manageable, beginner-friendly intervals. This workout is very adaptable to wherever you are on your walk-run journey – just go at speeds that work for YOU!
And FRIDAY, we’re finishing the week with a terrific CARDIO TONING HIIT that uses light dumbbells to build long, lean muscles while burning a bunch of calories with fast-paced exercises. This workout could easily be seen as the FINISHER of our week, but there’s a suggested stacker at the end of the video if you have more gas in the tank!