Good morning everyone! Today, I wanted to introduce you all to an amazing mama who embraces a great view of health and fitness holistically. Tiffany is an essential oils enthusiast, an active mama, and a great cook! And she is currently pregnant with baby #2 due any day now!) If you haven’t checked out A Touching of Grace, make sure you do! It is treasure trove of great posts! And because she is such a fan of HIIT I rounded up five of my favorite HIIT workouts for you to do at home below!
1.) What is your favorite type of workout?
I have two: High intensity interval training (HIIT) and boot camp. Obviously I love to sweat, haha! I really like to get my heart pumping and my body moving and those 2 types of workouts definitely do that. I’ve seen the best results, for me, with these types of workouts. Incorporating body weight movement with weighted moves has really helped me sculpt my muscles. I just love how I feel after I’ve gotten a good workout in. (Here’s a great post of her’s on Why You Should Be Using Weights)
(here she is 5 months after having her daughter!)
2.) What is your number one tip for fitting it in a busy day?
I always schedule time for my workout. For me, there’s no excuse not to do it. Like going to work, going grocery shopping, eating, sleeping; working out is just part of my day. If I’m in a time crunch I try to incorporate my workout with other activities: run to the grocery store (push the stroller and put the groceries in the bottom, then run home), counting with my daughter (she counts out the reps while we workout in our home gym), quality time with my husband (we love to workout together; it’s good motivation for us).
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3.) What is your go-to snack?
I’m a big snacker. I’ve always had a high metabolism (here’s her great post on 8 tips for a higher metabolism!) and usually need to eat every 2 1/2-3 hours or so. I like to reach for unsalted nuts, an apple or berries and carrot sticks with hummus. And I always measure out my snacks to make sure I’m not taking in too many calories. Snacking can potentially be detrimental to your diet. If you aren’t paying attention to how much you’re eating, all of a sudden you’ve had a 500 calorie snack! I try to keep my snacks around 150 calories or less.
*Bonus: for some fun–what is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Oh man that’s a tough one! Usually dark chocolate is my go to when I’m in need of a sweet fix. I have a major sweet tooth and do a lot of baking, so I’m always taste testing my recipes. If I’m really needing something sweet, I’ll grab a doughnut. I love maple bars and old fashioned glazed!
Don’t you have a girl crush on her already? Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat (@atouchofgrace2)! And because she is such a fan of HIIT, I rounded up five HIIT workouts all 20 minutes or less that you can do at home!
5 HIIT Workouts You Can Do At Home!
Tone It Up is one of my favorite resources as a busy mama to fit in workouts in little time (mostly nap time!) These workouts are my favorites to fit in when you are crunched on time and yet want to really burn some calories! What are your favorite HIIT workouts?
HIITY Bitty Bikini by TIU (20 min.)
Hump Day HIIT (15 min.)
Love Your Body with HIIT (20 min.)
Burn It Up HIIT (13 min.)
and a 7 Min HIIT Workout (try to do it 3 times!)