We had a busy weekend with lots of family time and plenty of fitness.
mrC and I eased into our day with a little 2 mile walk. The weather has turned so that mornings are comfortably cool under bright sunny skies. We did this walk as a low intensity steady state workout, aka LISS, a term that is new to me.
LISS is a great activity to use when you are trying to burn fat because fat needs oxygen to metabolize into energy. During low intensity exercise your body has the most oxygen available. This works most when your activity is 30 minutes or longer.
We hung out with my mother-in-law for awhile on Saturday afternoon.
For dinner we had cheeseburgers off the grill and my SIL brought another really good cookie, chocolate chip and caramel chunks.
We went to 10:30 Mass and ran into some of mrC's family. My brother-in-law was recognized for his volunteer time with CCD classes and I'm glad we were there to congratulate him.
After church we went to the in-laws to move around some furniture. This is the house that mrC grew up in and his parents still live here. I love that.
Back at my SIL's, I got in an afternoon resistance leg workout. It's mostly body weight exercises, but hand weights can be added on certain exercises to increase the resistance. I like the mix of static and dynamic moves in each high intensity circuit that you keep moving for 7 minutes.
My two favorite moves from today's workout ---> step up, knee ups. My legs and booty are probably going to be feeling these tomorrow.
---> sumo squats. My inner thighs really need toning and this is a great way to hit all the leg muscles at one time.
I'm pretty excited about the workouts offered in the Sweat with Kayla app and how many calories I can burn.
Did you notice the orange and black in my workout gear? Since my beloved Cincinnati Bengals played today, I had to support my team.
I received this Ab Carver Pro from Perfect Fitness as a prize for participating in the Fit Challenge and today I finally got it out of the box. Then I found a 21 day ab carving plan on their website and made today Day 1!
Are you familiar with the term LISS?
What were your weekend workouts?
Ever tried an ab carver?