I’m challenging myself this week to do the workout from HIITMamas every day. I woke up this morning to thunder and lightning and rain. Most of the workouts have some running in them so I figured I’d have to make something up but this one was all inside.

  • 100 lunges (50 each leg)
  • 100 push ups
  • 100 sit ups
  • 100 squats

This kicked my butt.  I got through 50 push ups (on my knees for doing this many) and my arms were giving out.  I switched to sit ups and did 50 then alternated back and forth between push ups and sit ups until I finished.  Squats are no problem for me once the sit ups were over.  I did it in 29 minutes.


18 minutes of:

  • 15 box jumps
  • 12 push presses with 20 lbs
  • 9 knees to elbows

I did 8 rounds and 5 extra box jumps.  I’ve never been able to do box jumps.  I can’t jump off of both feet at the same time.  I decided to practice today on an itty bitty box jump.  I used a step.  I was able to jump off both feet most of the time.

I also followed a suggestion in the comments and did the knees to elbows on the floor instead of hanging.


Accepting a challenge is like mocking the gods.  I started getting a cold on Tuesday but went on with my life.  I never get sick.  Friday was the day that the cold combined with hormones laid me flat out.  Trying to breathe was my workout.

Saturday and Sunday

There are no HIITMamas workouts on weekends so I went for a 2.5 mile walk each day.  To add to the fun somehow I hurt my hip on Saturday’s walk.  I don’t know how.  I didn’t fall down or anything.  After I came home from the walk, my left hip hurts and tightens up whenever I sit for a while.


This workout is a quick one.  I didn’t time it but it was less than 5 minutes.  Do 21 reps then 15 reps then 9 reps of:

  • cleans – bar hip to shoulders.  I used 45 lbs.
  • bench dips

Because it was so short I was going to go for another walk but decided with the way my luck is going I’d either get struck by a falling tree or abducted by aliens.