25 Minute HIIT Tabata Workout
Hello friends!! Happy Friday :D.
I cannot thank you all enough for your wonderful comments on my vlog about my experience with disordered eating. I wanted to post the 2nd part today, but I decided to break it up with something not so heavy. Instead I’ll be posting it tomorrow!
Yesterday I completed a super awesome tabata workout in my basement. I wanted to share it with you guys because I found it very challenging and I felt like I got an amazing workout in 25 minutes.
Um, all I have to say is that tabata workouts are seriously intense. I always breathe so hard during them and I sweat like crazy. This particular workout that I made up was even more challenging because of all the plyometric type moves! I’m going to provide links to pages that describe some of the exercises.
Skaters (they are also called lateral bounds)
There ya go! All of those links either have good descriptions, pictures, or videos of the moves :D. If you guys ever try this workout…or any of my workouts, let me know what you think!
Guess what else happened yesterday??
I FOUND MY WEDDING DRESS :D.
I am beyond excited to have found my dress and ordered it! As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, I had two appointments on Monday to go look at dresses. While at those two places I found 3 dresses that I really liked, but I didn’t get “that feeling” in any of them that everyone says you’re supposed to get.
Well, I made another appointment at a different boutique for yesterday and I am so glad that I decided to go there! The boutique I went to was Trumpington Bridal House in the suburb of Columbus that I live in. I originally wasn’t going to make an appointment at this place because I always thought the gowns looked way to expensive. Well, I finally discovered that their prices start at $599…which is amazing, especially considering how nice and gorgeous they all are!
So I tried on two dresses that I liked, but wasn’t crazy about. Then I put on THE dress. The lady that was helping me in the fitting room was really excited because they had just gotten the dress in and no one had tried it on yet- she couldn’t wait to see what it looked like.
When I went out to the little area where you show everyone and looked at myself in the mirror, I’m pretty sure that my face instantly lit up with a huge smile. This dress was absolutely huge on me and I already loved it. They tightened it to show me how it would look and I fell even more in love with it :). And I actually got that feeling…I didn’t want to take the dress off and I got the chills.
I don’t want to show any pictures of the dress because I want it to be a surprise for Chris and everyone else…but I will tell you that to me the dress has a somewhat magical and enchanted feel without being too over the top (if that even makes sense haha). There are beads and some lace on it but they are tastefully done. It’s a hard dress to describe, but I think it’s amazing. Everyone else loved it too. My maid of honor was there and she started crying when I said it was the one!
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I found my wedding dress and that I could not be happier about it. Seriously, I just want to go back in there and try it on again hehe :).
Last night in order to celebrate the finding of my dress, my maid of honor Whitney and I made some super awesome blondies! We made the Frosted Chocolate Covered Pretzel Blondies from Gingerbread Bagels. They were so tasty :D. The only thing we did differently was use pre-made icing…we were feeling a bit lazy haha.
I hope you all have an awesome Friday!!
Do you like doing shorter, more intense workouts?
If you’re engaged or married, how long did it take you to pick out your wedding dress?