Two years ago, I tried a digital minimalism experiment to simplify my life. I'm surprised at how much worked, and I'm not surprised what habits continue to grip me.
My wonderful neighbor is helping me get in shape (thanks, Debbie!!). I’m truly blessed to have her friendship. We work out together Mondays and Wednesdays, then exercise on our own the rest of the week.
She is more devoted to the whole exercise-on-our-own portion, but I’m trying to be more consistent. My son also motivates me to workout. The other night he and I didn’t have time for a full-blown session, so we tried an app for a seven minute workout.
Let me just lay this out for you. 30 seconds of high intensity repetitions followed by 10 seconds of rest. We did push-ups, lunges, crunches, wall sits, jogging with high knees, triceps dips–you name it, we did it!!
It was MAYHEM!!
I could barely keep up. My lunges were sloppy. I landed on my ankle weird and whined. My son actually fell over during the knee kick thing. We were both laughing so hard, we could barely get through. Then we found out my daughter videotaped us! My word!! Like we needed that!
I actually liked the workout and will do it again. Trust me, my muscles were sore the next day. My favorite exercise is power walking outdoors. However, the weather has been terrible. No way, I’m walking in negative temperatures and high winds!
Some other workouts I’ve done this year: Wii Just Dance (30 minutes worked up a good sweat!), a weight-lifting for weight-loss DVD, Latin dance, walking on the treadmill, yoga, and boot camp. It’s been fun to switch it up, and I’m best when I have someone keeping me accountable.
What are you doing to stay active? Have you ever done an intense, short workout and laughed at how bad you were at it? Or is that just me?
Have a wonderful day!!