Wednesday Workout: Good News for New Resources in the New Year!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I didn't want to be this way but I am. It's crunch time to get healthy/lose weight/have killer arms/drop 10 lbs from my FACE (in case you're wondering, I did extensive research google searches and there are no face-specific workouts, you just gotta exercise and eat right) in about 9 weeks when I walk down the aisle.

My goal for the next 9 weeks (i.e. until the wedding) is to really focus on switching up my workouts. Running at least once/week, HIIT at least twice/week, yoga 3 times/week, incorporating weights 2xweek (either through HIIT or a weights routine) then sprinkling in some barre or other stuff I'm in the mood for. No real reason in particular for choosing these workouts except that when I'm in a regular routine with yoga/running/HIIT I feel so freakin good.

The New Year is a great time to focus on this because everyone and their mother is doing it too and everyone and their mother is releasing all kinds of resources. Here are some that I'm excited to tag along with:

Fitness Blender's new year highlights:
  • New workout videos every single weekday all throughout January
  • A new, 100% free, fully customizable online workout calendar to track your workouts & progress all year long
  • Real time tools to track your time spent exercising, the difficulty of your workouts, calorie burn & more
  • The 8 Week Programs are moving online to & we're making them even better + you'll have at least FIVE brand new workout programs to choose from starting January 1st, including new rounds of our popular 8 Week Fat Loss Programs, 30 Minute "Busy People" programs + all new low impact, & mass building plans & more
  • A community forum exclusively for the Fitness Blender family so that you can find support in Blenders around the world who are working through the same programs as you are
  • See their video announcement here

New yoga obsession: Fightmaster Yoga

  • About a zillion videos for every level and everything you could possibly want to work on. 
  • Plus a focus on the reflection/being in the moment/all that good stuff you need to be reminded about while planning a wedding that is quickly spinning out of control into a 3-ring circus.

Millionaire Hoy's New Challenges:

  • Every type of challenge from 30 days to 90 days to 2-a-days
  • Dumbbell routines
  • 1000 calorie routines
  • Different body part focuses
  • Sidenote: just because Mil posts a short workout does NOT mean it is easier. In fact, shorter just means you will want to puke about 7 minutes in instead of 30 minutes in. 
What are you doing to stay in shape this new year? Any good resources to share?


  1. Sounds like a good workout plan. I love all of that stuff too but mostly just doing different things instead of all the same all the time!

  2. I'm planning to swtich up my workouts and do different ones to really switch things up. Congrats on the wedding - I know how frantic this time must be for you right now!!! Many blessings in 2015 and the next chapter of your life. Happy New Year! #wowlinkup

  3. Great workouts. I have stumbled across Fitmaster Yoga! Thanks for sharing. #wowlinkup

  4. I am certainly going to try to get all my focus back on eating right and working out. I have done good throughout this year to make a better effort during the week, but still have been very lax on weekends. For 2015 I hope to kick off a better year by doing a few challenges to get started and see what works and what doesn't. I also have hopes of becoming a "runner" this year if we can get a treadmill for our house! Best of luck to you with your goals!!! 9 weeks?!?! How exciting!!!!!!!!

  5. How exciting that you're getting married in just a few weeks, congratulations! You've got a killer workout plan, I'm sure you'll get that face all slimmed up (lol!)! #wowlinkup

  6. Face chub is THE WORST and my biggest struggle since you have to lose everywhere else also! You have got this girl!
    Also, holy cow, 9 weeks?!? Woo hoo!

  7. lol at the shorter workout puke theory. its so true though.
    right now i am working on just doing things.. no set time goals or anything, but making sure i am actually running, yoga-ing and doing strength workouts. here's to 2015!
    9 weeks! 9 weeks! :)

  8. Fitness Blender is awesome... haven't heard of the others but they sound great #wowlinkup

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  10. Wow all these free online yoga classes are awesome I have seen the video announcement on you tube and I am very excited to start workout. From a few days I am feeling very lazy and I think yoga can make me energetic.

  11. YAY for new workout videos!! Love these. Also the wedding is so close :D Happy New Year lady!

  12. I am all about the free :) I will have to try some of these out #wowlinkup


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