I am truly sorry if my awesome picture taking skills make you jealous of my photography talent.
Why I chose to do my workout in the dark, I do not know? It was kind of fun though. I just hope my downstairs neighbors don’t hate me after all of those mountain climbers. I personally would love to hear the people above us pounding on the floor early in the morning for 1 minute intervals but I don’t know if they do.
Here is the dealio:
1. I am finding it harder and harder each morning to go out into the cold and drive to the gym for a workout. I love getting up the mornings that I know I have a treadmill run at HOME but it has been really hard every other morning to attempt going outside and freezing my buns off at 5 a.m.
2. The elliptical is boring. I want something challenging and different.
2a. I am sick of doing an hour on the elliptical/stair machine etc. I want a quick, effective workout on the days that I am not running.
3. Muscles are awesome. I am in desperate need of them and people don’t mess with muscular people, okay that is a lie but the muscles will help me run away from them faster.
4. I miss Jillian. Why did she leave the Biggest Loser?
My new goal for the next few weeks before my marathon training cycle begins is to do 30 Day Shred every other day. It is 4 steps from my bed, it is a killer workout (I am already sore), it allows me to get ready at home (the gym showers are lame) and I am sure Jillian’s calming voice helps Billy to sleep a whole lot better in the morning;)
30 Day Shred Format:
3 minutes strength
1 minute abs
2 minutes cardio
Repeat 3 times with different moves each time
This morning was great. I woke up at 6:35, did a 2-mile warm-up jog on the treadmill, 30 Day Shred, showered/washed my hair and made it to school by 7:45. If that isn’t awesome time management skills, i don’t know what is.
Only problem: Wet hair all day long= freezing cold. Since I am an optimist: Freezing cold = a cup of hot chocolate every hour.
In other really important news:
Have you tried this gum? Delicious.
Are you a gum chewer? What is your favorite flavor/brand of gum?
Have you ever done 30 Day Shred? Did you like it? What are your favorite workout videos?
Have you been bored with your workouts lately? What things are you doing to challenge yourself now?