Monthly Archives: January 2012

Day 111 – What Shortcut???

Day 111 – Six Pack Shortcuts

I’m officially sick again.  I don’t mean to be a whino about it.  I’m actually shocked that I am.  I don’t think I’ve been sick this often before.  Anyhow, I just gotta deal with it.  I took my Buckleys and thought about going to bed…but then I thought about working out.  If I don’t work out I’ll probably lay awake in bed just thinking about working out.  Dang it!!!

There was this youtube video I saw a while back that got my curiousity.  You know one of those 10 minute workouts that promise to be great.  Yeap….those ones.  I searched for one that actually looked interesting.  One that I thought I could do without any weights or any other equipment.  I found this one and I gotta say…not too bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n8vtTujVY&list=UUH9ciCUcWavMsFcAJtLUSyw&index=1&feature=plcp

It’s by Six Pack Shortcuts.  The main idea is to do as many push-ups, squats and crunches as you think you can possibly do.  I gave myself the same goals that Virginia (girl in video) does: 100 push-ups, 150 squats and 100 crunches.  I would have to say that this was actually worth my while.  I felt like I pushed myself…despite this cough and cold.

Now I’m ready for bed.

Millie

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Day 110 – Lakeridge

Day 110 – Ski Trip (Hill Climbing)

My school was going on a Ski Trip and I was all ready to go get some exercise while skiing with the students.  Then I was informed that I was needed with the super beginner students.  We’re talking magic carpet munchkins.  Oh well! So much for my ski day.  Instead of wasting a solid day outdoors riding the magic carpet up and down I decided to still get some exercise while on the hills.  I walked up and down the hills with the kids.  I even ran after some of them to make sure they didn’t run into any trees.  The other teachers must have thought that I completely lost it when they saw me walking right along side the magic carpet.  I refused to hop on until the very end when we had to go line up for the bus.  This may sound easy at first, but try doing it 10 times in a row.

While I was there I realized I haven’t done ANY Winter sports in a while.  I think we need to revisit some things this coming weekend.

Millie


Day 109 – I Break for Free Furniture

Day 109 – Break

Yesterday night at a party I kept talking to a few people about the wedding planning.  I’m in the middle of figuring out how I want to decorate the venue.  I’m a woman on a mission to do it by myself.  I kept telling everyone how I want a thin wooden table for the guest book and other decorative pieces.  No joke.  I had visualized this puppy down to the height and length.

While driving back home this morning I spotted a lonely table outside…just sitting by the garbage area.  I did a quick u-turn and took that table as soon as I could.  I was doing a little happy dance when I was able to fit it in my car.  The drive home wasn’t far…just less than a block away.  I couldn’t believe someone wanted to throw this out…but I was glad they did.  It’s in mint condition.  It’s going to fit perfectly in the venue.  I’m considering sanding it down and either re-staining it or painting it a different colour.  Don’t know yet.  We’ll see.

BEST BREAK DAY EVER!!!

Millie


Day 108 – Getting to the Core of It

Day 108 – Core Synergistics

After a nice, refreshing and healthy breakfast, my fiance and I were ready to start our day with a Core Synergistics workout.  We pushed our way through the workout.  I almost sang HALLELUJAH!!! when I managed to do the “chattaranga push-up” and move to a regular plank from there.  In your face chattaranga push-up!!!  I did it 8 times!  I feel stronger and stronger.  Just like Tony said: “I used to struggle with…(exercise move here), now I don’t”, and if you are currently struggling with it, just say: “I currently struggle with…(exercise move).”  It makes much more sense to do this.  Why beat yourself over it.  Patience…patience…currently struggling just means you will do it when you are ready.

Millie


Day 107 – Dances of India

Day 107 – Bollyfit

Woke up early and my eyes were not ready yet…but my legs were.  I started my lovely Bollyfit workout and felt happy knowing I was dancing this early in the morning.

Yes! I’m a morning person.

I know this may annoy my fiance and some other people out there.  I can’t help it.  It runs in my family.  I guess it’s all because my dad was always up early making breakfast, reading his newspaper and getting ready to go out to play tennis.

I feel more ready to start my day now…with a little bounce.

By the way, for others who may want to try a little Bollywood styles, try searching on www.amazon.com for “Bollywood workout” and you’ll find some DVD’s that may interest you.  Plus, you can always rely on www.youtube.com and search for “Bollywood dance workout”.  Some sample workouts are great to get started and see if you want to purchase the DVD’s.  Here are some I found:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNEVUGOykFc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GguQhtjxyeE&feature=relmfu

Enjoy!

Millie

 


Day 106 – A Quick One

Day 106 – Mini-workout (15 minutes)

Even though I worked straight from 8am until 6pm today…then rushed to Marriage classes and drove home for 1 hour…I still found something to do.  Thanks to another blogger, “BL” (http://whatifoundwhilewalkingaround.com/2012/01/26/awkward/), I was set for tonight’s quick workout.

The only thing I wasn’t sure of was if I did the back stretch part correct.  The rest was all good.

Thanks BL!

Millie


Day 105 – Suckie Workout

Day 105 – Turbo Jam (demo)

On my search for something different I found an old email I received from Beachbody.  They had sent me a 20 minute demo for Turbo Jam.  I wanted to try it out.  So, I downloaded the demo and got ready for what I thought was going to be a fun, quick and hard workout.  It was one of the worst workouts ever.  Maybe it’s me…did I do this workout right??? Did I flex how I was suppossed to?  What happened?

The other thing was that I really, REALLY don’t enjoy an instructor that is wayyyyyyyyyyyy too fake.  The extra cheesy stuff got under my skin.  I can’t help it.  This chick was a bit too much for me.

I don’t know.  This was a real dissappointing workout.  I’ll search for different ones, but as far as Turbo Jam goes…they lost me.

Millie