With the first week of HIIT coming to a close, this experience has been a lesson in accountability and trying novel approach to my exercise regime.
Variety is the spice of life in my books, so with that principal in mind, I decided to embark on a new journey.
Several years ago, I was an avid CrossFitter. I became entrenched in the culture and thrived off the high intensity workouts when I lived in Petawawa, Ontario and found it to not only be challenging but a great group dynamic.
Fast forward years later, and while I still enjoy powerlifting and the occasional CrossFit type workout, this is the first time I would step foot in a "box" in years. My friend, Pete, became a partner at CrossFit O-Town/Dynamo Academy and encouraged me to give it a shot to revisit my roots.
I'll let the blog post below speak for itself about the overall experience, but let's just say that my endurance need some work! What a fun and exhilarating challenge, especially that I had the chance to do it in tandem with my boyfriend to encourage one another.
I'm continuing with my egg fast on a four on, three day off format. I have a photo shoot at the end of the month, thus this experiment has extended for the entire duration of August. If you want to learn more about the egg fast, check out my two blogs so far.
HIIT (Type): Parliament Hill Bootcamp (Bodyweight, Tabata Style) Duration: 45 minutes (including warm up and cool down) Time of day: 12:15pm Challenge level: Hard Notes: weekly bootcamp hosting, completed 2 circuits X 3 times through
Food: Completed the egg fast after 4 days and had a little over indulgence today. It affected my weight results, but after two days the bloating and excess water subsided. Calories - 2,400
August 18- Day 4
HIIT (Type): CrossFit Style - Bear Complex (weighted) + compound lifts Duration: 20 minutes Time of day: 11:30am Challenge level: Moderate Notes: a little prep to get back in the swing of things with the CrossFit world, eager to get going on Saturday morning
Food: Clean eating after an indulgent day, but did have a drink to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. Feeling a lot less sluggish from the overeating the day prior. Calories - 1,715
August 19 - Day 5
HIIT (Type): CrossFit Hero WOD - Double "Nuts" Duration: 31 minutes 20 seconds Time of day: 10am Challenge level: Difficult Notes: this team workout was completed with my boyfriend and was a doozy!
Secondary workout was all the dancing!
Food: Bachelorette party but stayed light and keto, minus a few beverages while out Calories - 1,626
August 20- Day 6
EEP! I missed this day for my workout. I did not get adequate sleep (tsk tsk) and I spent the day completing paperwork and preparing for the week ahead. I made the executive decision to double up on Monday.
Food: Back to my egg fast (round 4) for the next 5 days! Calories - 1,520
August 21 - Day 7
HIIT (Type): 6 mins abs, 15 minutes incline, 5 mins speed rowing Duration: 30 minutes Time of day: 8:30am Challenge level: Moderate/Hard Notes: completed multiple strength and cardio exercises while fasted to substitute for the lack of exercise on Day 6!
HIIT (Type): Dunrobin Goddess Bootcamp (hosting)
Duration: 1 hour
Time of day: 7:30pm
Challenge level: Moderate/Hard
Notes: working the ladies this evening to bring them a combination dance and bodyweight HIIT workout
Food: Day 2 of Egg Fasting underway, will update once the day is complete! Calories - 866 cals as of 4:45pm
I'm going to keep on with multiple bootcamps and workouts for the week, as well as my egg fast until Thursday!
Keep following the 100 day of HIIT series for more insight on how to stay focused and accountable as well as my progress!