If my absence from this blog didn't suggest it already, let me say that last term was really busy. Turns out it's pretty hard juggling life, a full time job, a side gig and a part time masters. Especially when, at times, that masters was messing with your head. Naturally in these scenarios something has to give. That something was training.
I love being active. It makes me happy. It drives me. It's a part of my identity. But for around six weeks I did hardly anything at all. Nada. For the first time in a long time working out wasn't a priority. I don't feel bad about it, sometimes things need to shift, but now it's time to get back on the bandwagon.
Over the last couple of weeks I've been getting myself reacquainted with the gym, trying new workouts with the aim of getting a little more bang for my buck (I am time poor after all). This means switching from hours of running to shorter sessions challenging myself with interval training with the aim of getting stronger.
It's not always easy to know where to start when you're changing up your workout, and while I've got enough knowledge to get by sometimes a little structure can be a good thing. Luckily Fabletics came to my rescue with two workouts put together by Tatiana Korner that are basically perfect.
I love that these workouts can be tailored and you can up the ante by setting goals and working toward 'professional' level (which sounds painful, but like it'll be worth it!). I also love that 'advanced' workout takes just 12 minutes and involves no equipment. It would be perfect straight off an interval session on the treadmill. Or you could push yourself and double up, going through the workout twice in just 24 minutes. Although, remember, intervals only work if you work - so push it for the whole time to get the best results.
How do you fit workouts in to a busy life?
*I teamed up with Fabletics Activewear for this post, but as always all opinions are my own. I really do like getting sweaty in just 12 minutes*