Intense workout with Jump Rope- SBW#2

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Wow! So many of you did the first metabolic workout and posted your times, some of you even posted your videos… they were awesome!!

I think that these type of workouts will become a regular part of  The Sweaty Betties page. Whats not to love about a SHORT, high-intensity workout, that you can do at home, in a hotel or anywhere you want?

This one requires a jump rope– but if you had been doing the May Challenge, you will still have yours. It also requires a barbell, dumbbells, or something heavy you can press over head (use cans of soup if ya gotta!!)

OK… well here we go… Sweaty Betties (metabolic) Workout #2

Metabolic Workout #1


A metabolic workout is a HIGH INTENSITY workout designed to go through different movements, with little rest, often using large muscle groups and big compound movements or shuttling blood quickly from lower body to upper body.

Most metabolic workouts are short, intense and will give you a full body workout with a great “after-burn”– your metabolism will be up for hours afterward!

Here is an example of one to try today:



Air Squats


Falling Push-Ups

Start with 50 reps of air squats, followed quickly by 50 plank/straddles, followed by 50 falling push-ups. Without resting (too much) go on to 40 reps of each, and so on all the way down to 10 reps of each exercise. TIME IT! (#dontbeabitch)


March Challenge "Eat Your Veggies"

OK OK so we don’t always have a fitness challenge. In December we did the “No Flour” Challenge and for March– its the “Eat your Veggies” challenge.
But not just any veggies…. RAW VEGGIES.
Your challenge is to eat at least 1 serving (at least a heaping cup) of Raw Veggies per day…
some ideas are:
-chopped peppers
-snap peas

or check out our CLEANSE and do our Sweaty Betty Cleanse Salad!

Not only do raw veggies provide extra fiber in your diet, but compared with people who consume a diet with only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who eat more generous amounts as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke and perhaps other cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers.

**note– you may want to take a digestive enzyme to help with bloating and gas. Also stay away from raw broccoli, brussel sprouts and cabbage, as in their raw state are known to suppress thyroid.


PS If you want another Physical Challenge– we encourage you to look back at some of ours in the past and catch up or try again to see if you can do better–

Mile-a-Day Challenge

Push-Up Challenge

Kettlebell Challenge