GRIT by Brit

Fun, Fierce, Fitness


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Hotel Room Workout to Keep You Fit During Holiday Travel

Hey Gang –  Happy “Tone it Up Tuesday!”  Work travel has been crazy busy for me recently, which means I’ve had to get creative with workouts that I can do in my hotel room.    I designed and tested this workout a few days ago and I really liked it.  Better yet, I was able to hammer it out while listening to a conference call (wink wink).

Like most of my workouts, this one requires no equipment and blends a nice mix of cardio and strength training.  Warning – there are 90 push ups – prepare to pump them out!  I HATE push ups because they’re challenging, but I LOVE them because they simultaneously strengthen our upper body and core.  Overall, the workout takes about 20 minutes and you can expect to burn ~200 calories. Let me know how it goes!

Hotel Room WorkoutEnjoy staying fit on the road! xoxo, Brit


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Better Sore Than Sorry: Activity alternatives to avoid skipping workouts

better sore than sorry

We had some crazy cold weather in Dallas this weekend – an ice storm to be exact. Consequently, many of my favorite group fitness classes were cancelled, which kind of put me in a funk.  A big part of me wanted to just skip my workouts all together and curl up on my couch.  Fortunately, while doing some internet browsing I came across this article, 10 Questions to Ask Yourself before You Skip Your Workout, and it became very clear to me that I needed to get my butt off of the couch and into my workout clothes.  While there’s nothing wrong with resting (our bodies do need adequate recovery), I’m really glad I went ahead and got some alternative activity in.  My workout schedule this weekend went like this:

  • Thursday = Run up and down the stairs in my house for 10 min + 50 push ups + my 10 Min Abs vol. 1
  • Friday = TaeBo 60 min fat blaster DVD + dancing around in my living room with ankle weights on to some of my favorite jamz
  • Saturday = Turbo Kick + Body Pump (my gym opened for a few hours – yay!)
  • Sunday = Hot Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Now that I’m getting ready to embark on my work week, I’m feeling energized and happy that I didn’t skip my sweat sessions.  In fact, I think changing up my routine actually benefited my body – I’m pretty sore in areas that I don’t typically focus on.

For the Dallas readers who are still going to be stuck at home tomorrow, here’s a 15 minute workout video created by yours truly that will get you sweating 🙂  You can knock this bad boy out in your home with no equipment.  The routine is designed to get your heart rate up, work all of the major muscle groups and burn 150-200 calories.

Enjoy the workout, be encouraged  and have a wonderful week! xoxo, Brit


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7 Days of Sweat: 1 Week Cardio Formula for a Super Slim Down

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Hey GRIT gang!  In case you’re looking to change up your cardio routine, I’m gladly sharing my cardio workout plan for the week.  I’ve recently been a little lax with my sweat sessions due to a crazy travel schedule , so this week I’m going to get my butt back in gear!

When looking to drop a few pounds, I’m firm believer in doing 1 hour of cardio per day.  So I designed this workout to include a combination of various 1 hour workouts each day of the week.  Knock out these sweat sessions along with my other healthy habits and I promise you will see slimmer you by the end of the week.

I have to be honest, my “7 Days of Sweat” are easier said than done.  PUSH YOURSELF and don’t sacrifice what you want most for what you want at this moment.  You got this!

Lots of luv,

Brit

Brit’s Skinny Week Workout Plan


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Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Football Field Workout

dal_g_cowboys_cheerleaders_b1_576How bout dem COWBOYS?!  I’m starting my week on super positive note by celebrating a big (yet ugly) Dallas Cowboys victory over the New York Giants.  1-0 is a great start to the season!  While watching the game last night, I had the idea to create a workout that would help me get a body like a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader (DCC)…  Personally, I know several of the DCC ladies and let me tell you what, they work their booties off!  I’m talking boot camps, hours of practices, strength training, hard-core dance rehearsals – it’s no joke.  So, in the spirit of football season and in acknowledgment of the awesome bodies of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders – here’s boot camp style football field workout just a for you!  No equipment is needed.  The entire workout should take you about 45 minutes and expect to burn 600 calories.  Enjoy and GOOOOOOOO COWBOYS!  Lots of luv, Brit

Football Field Workout


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Puppy/Dog Friendly Park Workout

puppy park workout

So… 2 of my best friends have recently gotten puppies and I’m obsessed with them.  One of the puppies, Hank (chocolate lab pictured above) is especially sporty.  The first time we met we worked out together. It was awesome.  Hank’s mom is a Cross Fit superstar (thus the Again Faster equipment and dumbbells in the photos).  However, it’s hard to regularly attend CrossFit  or  fitness classes if you want to spend time with your dog.  Since I figured many of you may have dogs yourself, I decided to create a “dog/puppy friendly” outdoor workout.  This way you and your dog can work out together and stay in shape while strengthening your bond 🙂 Even if you don’t have a dog, this is a great workout to try on a nice summer day.  Enjoy!  Lots of luv, Brit

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Me and Hank workin’ out back in April this year!

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Yay for "fit" puppies!

Yay for “fit” puppies!


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Jammin’ Cardio Playlist – Wake Up and Workout!

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I’ve been teaching spinning for 3 months now and I absolutely love it.  Picking out songs and making my ride playlist is so fun – it’s always a party up in my class!  I’m especially proud of the playlist I’m jammin’ to right now, so I wanted to share it with you guys.  I even included some activity ideas to spice up your cardio workout.  You can use this playlist and do the activities on pretty much any piece of cardio equipment – doesn’t have to be a bike.

Also, I highly encourage you to get this playlist going and workout in the morning – I’m a huge fan of AM workouts.  I find that they set a positive tone for my day and keep me accountable.  Anything can happen in the evening (i.e. working late, feeling tired, dinner plans, etc.) so morning workouts are more certain.  Also, some studies show that morning workouts are better for weight loss.  They claim that working first thing in the morning, before eating breakfast, forces us to burn more fat since there is no food in our stomachs to use as fuel.  Try it yourself and see what you think – enjoy your sweat session!  Lots of luv, Brit

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Super Sweaty Dumbbell Circuit

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Happy “Tone it up Tuesday” – here’s the workout I did before work this morning.  Be ready to blast some calories and feel tight and toned! Try it for yourself and let me know how it goes!  Lots of luv, Brit

Super Sweaty Dumbbell Circuit