Outdoor HIIT/Cardio Workout by Alexandra Pullen

Living in Southern California, I like to avoid the gym as much as possible and workout outside. Sometimes I don't want to spend a ton of time driving anywhere to hike or take yoga. This run/HIIT combo is my favorite alternative because it’s super efficient and it doesn’t require me to get in my car. You have cardio, HIIT, abs, booty, arms, and legs all in under an hour!

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Why I Don't Count Calories by Alexandra Pullen

I don’t count calories. This is mainly because I’m lazy, but it’s also because I don’t see the point. Your body doesn’t understand an arbitrary numerical value that you select as an acceptable amount to feed your body, nor is there a magic number that is going to make your body say, “I don’t need these five extra pounds.” There was a period of time in which I was really strict and aware of how many calories I was putting in my body, but I was also CRAZY during that time. Since then, I've also become a lot more in tune with my body. Once you can learn how to eat intuitively, you will be able to gauge exactly how much you need and when you have truly had enough. This is the same reason why I don't weigh myself. I want to go off how I feel, not by a number. It's a very evolved way of thinking and being in a calorie/media-obsessed culture that we live in, but I promise that you will be so much happier without the scales and numbers!

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