Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Twist and Shout"

We saw a stunning sunset on our little walk this evening. Sometimes LA's beauty surprises me.
You have to ignore the traffic at the bottom.
And now...congrats to Heidi for guessing the impossible exercise correctly - and for totally showing us up!
In case you missed it, yesterday I challenged Terry and myself to complete a 25 x 25 workout. And then I asked you to guess which of the exercises we didn't complete. Most of you guessed we skipped the burpees (I wish we had - those bad boys are TOUGH!), but there was no way we were doing a 2.5 minute plank. Stabilization exercises are much harder for me than cardio or other strength moves. But we did finish about 90 seconds before giving up; I guess I'll be working on my planks!

Today we kept the exercise to a minimum with a 30-minute walk around our neighborhood (we have some gorgeous weather here in LA) and 3 sets of 20 of the following: bicep curls, hammer curls, bent-over rows, and military press. Plus my 10 minutes of stretching! Reasons I love light workout nights:

  • It makes me feel pumped for a more intense workout the next day.
  • It gives me a chance to rest and recover, always important for avoiding injury.
  • Light workouts with Terry give us a chance to chat
  • Sometimes I'm just not up for something crazy, but I know I want to do something.

And then dinner. I was so hungry! I did not pack enough food for school today, so I was really ready for some meat and bread for dinner. We used leftover short ribs from last night to create an easy sandwich alongside oranges.
Seriously delicious!

Scout was jealous that his food came out of a can.
And now for some exciting news! This week, I signed up for my first blogger retreat! I'll be in Boulder, Colorado, for the first weekend in May to meet other healthy living bloggers, gain a better perspective of how this whole blogging world works, and learn a lot I'm sure. If you're interested, it's Blend Retreat, and I can't wait!

Off to grab some frozen yogurt from our favorite shop - Twist! (Yes, I do almost always sing "Twist and Shout"...and not just when we go get frozen yogurt. Poor Terry. And poor Scout.)

1 comment:

  1. Yay! You are going to Blend. :) C U there. Dinner looks marvelous. I would have definitely guessed burpees, too. Because they are so not my friend. Then again a 2.5 min plank. Crazy! I can hold 1.12 at most.