I have been visiting JSF and the forums for about a year now. It has always amazed me what a little motivation and dedication can do for a person's physique and overall wellness. So, I decided now was the time to get serious and start participating!
I have always enjoyed running. I usually run the 3 mile loop around the neighborhood in about 30 minutes. Nothing fancy but it works for me. I would be winded but not dead.
But this morning I started HIIT. I started with the 4 minute HIIT in the link (http://www.musclemedia.com/training/hiit.asp
) posted by gravityhomer in the JSF glossary. Before even starting I was ready to skip to right to the 5 minutes. I guess in the back of my mind I thought it was going to be easy.
Man, was I wrong!
Those 4 minutes were rough! I don't know if it was the 90 degree heat or what, but I felt like I had just worked out for an hour. It was awesome!
Anyway, thank you John for the awesome site and everyone for the great posts. I'm really looking forward to making a change in myself and getting up into those 10+ minute HIITs!