Morning! Happy Running Tuesday.
Now that it’s the 6th day of December, that means the November-long Holiday HIIT Challenge is officially over. I set the goal to add HIIT workouts to my exercise regimen 2-3x/week for the whole month of November. I wanted to spice up my gym routine with something new, and in all honesty, I wanted to avoid the winter weight gain with intense, fat-burning exercise… and get ripped!
If we’re DailyMile friends, you may have noticed I didn’t meet my goal of 8-12 HIIT workouts in November. In fact, just 6 of my workouts included HIIT (treadmill) workouts. #EPICFAIL
Though I’m not proud of my weak attempt, I decided not to be too hard on myself, allow my body to beat my cruddy cold, and focus on what I did and can do.
I didn’t incorporate enough HIIT workouts to see distinct physical changes, but here’s what I did discover from my mini trial run:
- The workouts are quick ‘n’ dirty
- You don’t run into dreadmill boredom
- You’ll find your inner speed demon
- Increased speed/intensity = knee pain
- Increased hunger – hello, metabolism!
If you want to HIIT in hard this holiday season, give one or all of these sweaty treadmill runs a try.
6 HIIT Treadmill Workouts
How are you sweating out the holiday sugar today?