On Sunday evening, I wanted to workout in the evening but didn’t want to go to the gym because it was cold, dark, and snowy (technically, I think it was “winter mix-y”). I wanted to run on our treadmill in the basement, but something is wrong with the belt, so I couldn’t. Determined not to let this prevent me from working out, I did a little basement bootcamp. I put a DVD of the first season of Desperate Housewives in the DVD player and did the following routine twice (everything for one minute, unless otherwise noted):
- Jump rope- two minutes
- jump squats
- jumping jacks
- burpees w/pushup
- traveling plie squats- the length of the basement and back, twice
- butt kicks – the length of the basement and back, twice
- high knees- the length of the basement and back, twice
- mountain climbers
- pike to push-up (basically put your hands on the ground, walk them out to plank and do a pushup)
- jump rope- two minutes
- standing side crunches (5 lb. dumbell in hand extended above head, bend hand and knee toward each other), one min. per side
I think that’s it! Let me tell you- two days later and my calves are still sore. It really was a great workout, it took me the length of one DVD episode of DH- so about 45 minutes and I burned around 400 calories. I love to run, but this was a really nice change. I didn’t map it out beforehand, just did whatever I felt like next.
I don’t think I mentioned I’m out of town for work this week. Traveling, especially with the people I’m with, usually isn’t a very healthy experience – lots of big restaurant meals and lots of drinking. So far I’ve been good- I hit the hotel gym last night, had a light dinner and went to bed early. Tonight will probably be a different story…we’re going to some social events that our suppliers are hosting and people have mentioned making this my “going away party”, which most likely means a lot of drinks. I don’t want to feel like crap tomorrow and I do want to get in some exercise, so I’m planning to have as much fun as I can tonight without going overboard – this means water in between every drink and eating a healthy dinner.