Thursday, December 30, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
That is definitely how I feel these days. I am going on day #3 of being completely sore. All from a less than a 20 minute workout a day. I have fallen into a love/ hate relationship with Lindsay Brin who creates these painful workouts. She is annoyingly perfect and I suspect that many people felt that way about her in high school. She is also from St. Louis so part of me feels like I have to be loyal to her. I tried her 8 minute workout and it seems effective in targeting my abs (sadly, the results are not as immediate as I would like... though I've only done it twice). My mom insists that it is a healthy ache. To me, it's a painful ache. Period. Lots of lunges, push-ups, planks, with cardio thrown in between each one minute set. To be honest, I couldn't tell you how long her downloadable workout is because I have never made it through an entire one- either because I was physically unable to peel myself off of the floor to continue or because Silas would wake up- to the latter, I often said, "Thank you, Lord!" Now don't get me wrong, I love a sleeping, quiet baby as much as any other new mom, but in this case, it was the lesser of two evils... I should note the evil I am referring to is the crying, not the baby himself... that would just be plain mean. Once or twice, Silas has laid on the couch watching me. I believe that if he could laugh, he would... hysterically. Eventually, he will learn to laugh, and when he does laugh at my attempts to keep up with Lindsay, I will make him feel incredibly guilty for what he has put my body through. Fair is fair. So I awkwardly try to follow along, sometimes shouting at her and calling her names. She goes through 10 1 minute exercises and suggests some cardio in between. I laugh when she says "only 20 more seconds"... she would be disappointed to know that I gave it my all for about 30 seconds and then collapsed on the floor and am just watching the workout, sometimes while eating a chocolate chip cookie. Somehow, even just watching it makes me feel healthier. If only mind over matter would work in this case. My guess is not...
Posted by Shernina Nichols at 5:56 AM