Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A New Year, A New Day
I used to hate New Year's Resolutions. I thought it was lame that people would wait until January 1 to start trying to reach a goal. Moreover, I didn't want to be one of those people at the gym who overrun the place in January and then are never seen again. BUT I've come to realize that sometimes we just need a little extra push, and even if other people think I'm just another one of those reso-losers (is that a thing??), who cares? At least I'm doing something to better myself, and who knows--maybe this time it will stick.
Last year I started running and actually stuck with it for most of the year. When it started getting cold, wet, and dark outside I stopped, and now it's been a couple of months since I really worked out much at all. I'm trying to convince Scott we can make room in our townhouse for a treadmill, but until that happens I need to find something else to keep me active and feeling great.
This will probably need some tweaking as time goes on, and in the Spring hopefully I'll be able to pick up running again, but for now here's my workout plan:
Monday and Wednesday--Brazilian Butt Workout (because who doesn't want a great butt, really??). I'll be starting with 10 reps instead of 20 because I'm feeling out of shape.
WARNING: The website for the Brazilian Butt Workout has a lot of butt pictures. They're not exactly naked, but close enough that I suppose it could offend some people, so I thought you deserved a warning. I've done these exercises before (there are two parts), and my butt really does feel sore the next day, so it must be doing something for me.
Tuesday and Thursday--Some kind of cardio, for at least 30 minutes. I have a couple of workout DVDs that I'm going to use on my cardio days. For some variation, I'm going to the library to see if I can pick up a few more (because I'm cheap like that). Ooo maybe I'll even hit the thrift stores to see if I can find some gems from the 80s.
And yes, I'm starting my New Year's Resolution today--I'm going play my new Dance Central game for a while since it's my cardio day.
So happy New Year everyone, and here's to New Year's Resolutions!! Good luck with yours!
Posted by brooke at 1:31 PM