May 15, 2015

TGIF & Tabata Workout

Guys, it's been a hell of a week and I am thanking the heavens that it is Friday. Twenty more working days stand between me and summer vacation; I have never been more excited to be done with my 8-5.

I too am even more excited because this summer also marks a monumental occasion for Team Kemp - we become parents!Ok, that will include a lot less sleep for awhile, but still a time of celebration.

I speak often of my fondness for fitness. I not only enjoy the results that I have seen with putting in hours at the gym and eating clean, but working-out is also a social opportunity for me as well as a stress reliever! These are my two main reasons for being so bummed when the doctors recommended that I stop CrossFit. I know I will be back in the box, but it is days weeks like this one which make me yearn to be back with my fellow gym-rats!

In the meantime, I am sticking with my home resistance band workouts. Here is a little workout that I did yesterday after a very strenuous day! I hope you enjoy.

I believe traditional Tabata style workouts call for one to complete 20 seconds of work, with 10 seconds rest for 8 rounds. Well I knocked it up a few notches by making this a 30 secs work/10 secs rest type of workout, but only comprising of 5 sets instead of 8! 

You will still feel a burn in the shoulders & lower-body. You can thank me later!

I use the free Online Stopwatch app on my desktop computer, but you can use your phone clock setting just as well. 

Question of the Day: What do you do to decompress from a stressful day and/or week? (Please do not mention alcohol, lol.)


  1. This is a great workout! I will have to print it out and try it! I love Tabata workouts. And to decompress from stress, I always work out. I especially love the Tone It Up channel on youtube! They have some really good routines from HIIT to yoga and everything in between. :)

    1. Thank you for sharing about the Tone It Up Channel! Love the idea of having free home workouts for when baby arrives!