Those of you who follow me on twitter (as well as those I text obsessively) have already endured my over-the-top excitement about becoming a FitFluential Ambassador earlier this week… apologies in advance, but you’re about to suffer through it again.
So what is FitFluential? The shortest and best description comes from the home page, “FitFluential is a growing family of fitness fanatics spreading a positive healthy message year-round. FitFluential is Fitness Found.”
Being invited to serve as an ambassador is immensely flattering! I share my health and fitness tips, tricks and journey (and hearing yours!!) simply because I’ve always loved talking about health-related topics. The fact that someone is encouraging me to do so now…well that just couldn’t be any better!
As an ambassador I’ll get to work with brands that I and FitFluential love and think appeal to myself and more importantly, you! I’m not getting paid, these aren’t sponsored posts and I’m in complete and total charge of what gets published on this blog…it’s just a way for me to interact deeper with the fitness community.
Another thing I’ll be doing?
Filling up a FitFluential Pinterest Board,
Feel free to follow along!
And now on to the actual fitness portion of this post…
Here’s today’s workout.
It’s aptly named, I promise. Recent studies on sprint-interval workouts show they improve cardiovascular strength in a fraction of the time traditional, steady cardio does. But the best benefit, at least to those of us short on time, is that your body will burn fat at a considerably higher rate in the hours after you’ve left the treadmill.
It’s all because of a process called EPOC (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption). In its most basic sense…because I am a most basic girl when it comes to science…your body feels forced to recover more quickly from intense bouts of cardio than steady-state so the majority of its processes (oxygen consumption, metabolism, muscle repair) go into over-drive, which means you take in more oxygen, you burn more calories and you get visible results faster.
Sounds awesome, right?
It feels pretty awesome too. Shaky-sweaty-exhausted awesome.
Go try it!
It’s been a bit since I’ve done a post detailing my mind’s current wanderings (you can find another one here)…but I think they always fall on Tuesdays. There’s just something about the second day of the work week. I’m still mooning over the previous weekend’s revelries but the upcoming Friday is sososo far away concrete plans can’t be made.
Hence, I daydream.
It might be the English Major / Legend of Arthur lover in my soul, or the current gloomy weather outside, but Kynance Cove, Cornwall is looking all kinds of inviting.
Strolling into the fog and burying my toes in the damp sand…it’s calling me by my first name (I swear).
As does the potential to look as cozy and comfy as these little ladies while doing so.
(all photos from my Pinterest)
And, of course, a perfect ending would be capping it off by snuggling up on a big, worn blanket soaking in a good book.
I’ve just started this,
It was part of my Book Expo loot and came with only the highest remarks. But at just under 100 pages in, it’s unfortunately more confusing than enthralling…though there’s still 450 (ish) pages to change my mind
Where’s everyone else’s brain escaping to today? Or (god-forbid) does someone out there look forward to Tuesday?
There is a chance that last one up there in the title bar isn’t actually a word. Know who isn’t going to look it up and choose instead to live in ignorant bliss? This girl. That’s right, me, your loyal logophile.
You see, I’ve left my brain somewhere on the fourth floor of the library this week and it has yet to find its way home. I had every intention of writing you a beautifully educated post… but soon after realized my week and weekend has consisted of studying, constructing breakfast parfaits, and hiding the bags under my eyes. Not exactly earth shattering materials.
Instead, I’m letting my mind walk and wander wheresoever it may choose. Care to join?
Wouldn’t it be great to be standing here? Maybe wearing this…
Partnered with these?
Et bien sûr one of these in hand!
And most certainly… remembering these fine words,
All photos are from my Pinterest, which you’re invited to check out through the button on the right sidebar. I didn’t take any of them myself, unfortunately (for you and me both!).
What’s everyone else looking at? Let me know! The comment box is in the top-right corner of the post, I’m always looking for suggestions!