Hola! Hope you've been off to a good start with exercise this week. If not, then don't worry: you can do this 10-minute workout today! I have been doing this workout because my legs were looking a little jiggly. I was doing the same old workouts and freaking out because my muscles didn't look as tight as before. Turns out the same old same old wasn't working for me anymore!
Here's the deal, chicas: high intensity is great until it isn't. You want the sweet spot of HIIT where your heart rate goes up but you don't overdo it. Overdoing it means "hello, Cortisol!" which then becomes "hello, FOOD, belly and booty fat". This leg workout brings on just enough of two fat burning phenomena:
The burn which makes you release human growth hormone (YAY!)
The contraction which makes you release testosterone (double yay)
Try it and if you need to do an extra 20 minutes then do that but no more. Okay? okay :)
Also, check out this recipe:
Mediterranean style meat or meat substitute balls and veggies
* We used ground Beyond Meat.
1 lb ground meat or meat substitute
Vegetables of your choice ( We used 2 delicata squashes, halved)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp olive oil
1/2- 3/4 cup feta cheese (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine seasonings with meat. Fold in feta cheese until well distributed. Form 6-8 meatballs. If using a starchy vegetable or squash, slice, and place on a baking sheet around meatballs. Drizzle with olive oil.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!