The last month has been a bit of a beast, weather-wise, in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Granted, it’s not as bad as the year we endured Snowmaggedon, but it’s still pretty yucky. This freezing cold weather not only makes me want to wear my onesie pajamas (ashamed I am not), and blob out in front of my television. Every freezing night, this is what I fantasize about, and then I’m forced to remember this lovely blog I write, which is supposed to be holding me accountable for being a lazy lima bean.
This evening, before I left work, I checked to see which group classes were being offered by my gym tonight. A weight training class and Vinyasa yoga, back to back? Why, don’t mind if I do! At least, that’s what I thought before I bundled up and stepped out into the below-freezing weather. Hmmm, I thought, this won’t do. I began my commute and started to contemplate which excuse I was going to use tonight. Then, it dawned on me. Here I am, with my own blog, inspired by the blogs of others. Other people who often post workouts that can be completed from the comfort of my own bedroom. DUH! Why not check some of my favorite blogs, and see what they recommend?
I went over to Bloglovin’ and read several blogs before I found a couple of workouts I wanted to take on this evening. It was hard to stay focused, as I remained in a slightly frozen state. Somehow, I ended up at Camo and Lipstick, which I immediately had to start following. She posted a challenge which asks you to perform a plank with shoulder taps for 60 seconds, counting how many taps you are able to get during that time.
I, being allergic to planks, had no idea what a plan with shoulder taps was. I’m not even going to attempt to demonstrate in any recorded form what I thought it meant. I feel stupid all over again just thinking about it. Anyway, here’s a youtube video which pretty clearly demonstrates it:
Challenge accepted! Of course, I didn’t really think this through…
I got up to 106 (woohoo!), and Janelle Monae kept me going with “Tightrope.” That song helped me keep a good pace while I did the challenge. Highly recommended! Anyway, my face was all red, and my arms/shoulders burned like a mofo, but I’m glad I took the 60 seconds out of watching a marathon of Damages to do it.
You’d think I’d had enough after that, right? Wrong! Because I am a fool, and decided to spend even more time torturing myself!
This time, I checked out a post I missed earlier this week on Olive to Run. Cori has an amazing workout called the Out and Back Circuit Workout that absolutely
kicked my butt pulverized my arms! I don’t know how I’m even typing right now! Anyway, head over there and check it out, and be sure to let her know which part made you curse the loudest!
Now that I’m done torturing myself, I can say that I’m proud of myself for not blobbing out. I got to listen to some good jams while doing both workouts, and I can say, without hesitation, that I’m feeling the burn.