Even though I've been pretty consistent with doing my workouts, I have really been avoiding hardcore cardio. I think it's just the hot summer weather- I don't want to go outside, and I'm tired of doing the same "cardio blasts" (jump rope, burpees, jumping jacks). I've been thinking about joining a gym again, but I'm not sure if it's worth the money. There are a couple new gyms in town- a Farrell's and a CrossFit "box"! Anyone have any advice? Have you been to one of these gyms?
I tried on wedding dresses last week, and I think I may have found THE DRESS. I would totally post a picture, but my faithful fiance reads my blog and looks at my Pinterest boards, so I'll have to keep you in the dark. I'm right between a size 8 and 10, and I would love to fit in the size 8 before I decide to make the purchase. Maybe that's what's behind my new-found fitness motivation!
A very popular pin on Pinterest is this Harry Potter Workout. I've seen it before, but I saw it posted on a blog I regularly read this past week and I realized that ABC Family would be showing the Harry Potter movies over the weekend. Here's the jist:
Reasons I LOVED this workout idea:
-I burned 400-500 calories each time
-I got a workout in while watching something I probably would have watched anyway
-There was enough time in between exercises that I hardly even felt like I was working (125 push-ups in one night?!?!? Unbelievable. I'm still a little sore).
-I got a spark of inspiration to start making these workouts for things I normally watch- Modern Family, Say Yes to the Dress, Biggest Loser, and so on. I already made the Modern Family workout today... but you'll have to wait a few days before I post it! What do you think about this idea? Are there any shows you want me to make a workout plan for? Let me know!
Last but not least, the Workout Move of the Week: Sumo Squat Swing
Squat down and tap the dumbbell on the floor. Stand and swing dumbbell overhead, using your hips to propel you up. Squeeze that booty!
Try a workout during your favorite TV show or movie and let me know how it goes!