Today, I was feeling extra motivated. I’m not sure what rallied this in me because to be honest lately I’ve been having a hard time even doing the most basic workouts but something just clicked this morning. I threw on my workout gear, set up my little area, and I threw on one of Fitness Blender’s 1000 calorie workouts.
I’m pleased (and heavily surprised) to say that I earned my workout complete!
Almost an hour and a half after I began my little endurance test I found myself in a pool of sweat but somehow I had made it! I’m incredibly proud of this accomplishment because when I started this workout I thought for sure there was no way in hell I’d get through even half of it. I did have to take a couple breaks here and there, and I was following along with the low-impact modifications so maybe I didn’t burn the full 1,000 calories but I’m still really proud of myself.
As Kelli and Daniel say themselves in the video this is not something you do every day. It’s an absolute burnout full body workout that deserves a rest day after it. For me, it’s simply too time consuming to work into my regular routine but even if this was a one-off, it was a moment that really proved to me that I can do anything I set my mind to.
Overall, I really liked the way this workout was set up because doing the strength portion after the HIIT workout in the beginning gives you some chance to slow down and recover. Despite this, it was still a challenge to get through the core and cardio section at the end because my body was completely depleted of energy. I pushed on, taking little breaks when I needed to, but never quitting completely. To me, that’s all that really matters. I pushed myself to my own limit and triumphed in the end.