Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hip Hop Abs Day 8

Ab Sculpt

OK, so Hip Hop Abs is a little repetitive.  But it's so much fun and it loosens me up after all that body weight bearing torture (in a good way) that is PiYo.

The moves seem a little simplistic but if you're doing it right by half way through, you do feel like you're doing some ab work.  Plus the floor work is minimal.  It says there are no crunches in this program, but I'm thinking the 3 or so minutes of floor work is kind of suspiciously close.  Then again, Shaun T just seems like such an unbelievably nice person that you forgive him the odd crunch here and there.  I say this as someone who has yet to try T25 or Insanity.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

PiYo Day 27

Yeah, I'm not smiling when I do this move.

Strength Intervals

The internet and cable was down for about 24 hours, so I decided to get in the workout that I missed before work.

Wow! Short but intense this was.  My index cards say I've done this one before, but I my mind must of wandered off or something, because I don't remember enduring this particular beat down before.

My triceps gave up with about 8 minutes left.


Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Hip Hop Abs Day 6

Ab Sculpt

and what I don't get is how all these broads in these
videos can work out in any thing other than black
and still have no sign of crotch sweat at the end of the
Seriously, what is the secret!
After 45 minutes of a workout aptly named drench, I finished off with a little Shaun T.  At some point I'm going to get consistent enough to actually finish these two programs.  Hey, I still have a decade or two left before I drop dead at my slave labor beat down of a job.

Added the hand weights today and WOW that made a difference, so glad I won't have to unload boxes at work tomorrow.

This may look like a cute little beginner program, but it'll sneak up on you in places, especially when it's your second workout of the day.  Got to the point where rolling over was work.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

PiYo Day 25

This is the PiYo flip and my brain told me it was wrong!
But I am going to get it right.


OK, this was an experience.  
First off, this is like 43 minutes long, which is longer than any PiYo workout I've done so far.  Second, this ain't know joke.  The folks on the TV look all graceful and zen while I'm over here in living room land going, "huh? wait, now how did you get there from here?"  
I never thought I could be quite so grateful for downward dog.  Seriously, downward dog is now a rest pose.
...and as for that PiYo flip business...yeah, I can see me torquing every thing that makes a spine learning that mess.  But I will learn it.
Oh yes I will.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

You Know You're a Tortoise Owner When...

Every over grown lawn looks like a buffet.

You get irritated when your apartment complex send the grounds keepers out to mow.

You start looking at every weed as potential feed.

You start calculating the height of every sidewalk, because the big one will hit it and take off like a slightly underfueled rocket.

You get more irritated about not being able to grow grass indoors than you do about the house plants not growing.

A tiny little angry hiss from across the room brings you to your feet and over the habitat in about 4/10 of a second.

You are way more aware than you should be of the different kinds of weeds that grow outside your college, work and local mall.

Sweat hard folks and love your pets, just don't looove your pets.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Hip Hop Abs Day 4

Why?  Because it's just fun.

Fat Burning Cardio

This workout is on this program a lot.  It's a good sweat and I can feel it working my abs.  I haven't really gotten sore from it, but I'm pretty sure I burned some goo as Tony Horton would say.

However, after 4 rounds of this, I still can't dance.  Don't ask me.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

PiYo Day 24


Despite my lack of consistency some of these are actually starting to not feel so awkward.  I think my muscles are finally starting to catch on to the movements.  There might be a point where I don't constantly feel like I'm going to fall on my face in the near future.

But then again my first shot at Drench is coming up, so I wouldn't count on that.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose,


Friday, September 19, 2014

Hip Hop Abs Day 3

Ab Sculpt

You know for a standing working, this really gets into the abba dabbas.  Got a feeling I will have a hard time sitting up tomorrow morning.

But it's all good because how can you not just go for it when you're working out with Shaun T.  He just seems like somebody you'd have a lot of fun hanging out with.  Somebody that would never make you feel bad when you're not good at something new.  His husband is a lucky guy.

Sweat hard folks and go live this year on purpose.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

PiYo Day 22


So, a 5K and some sneaky assed allergies grabbed a hold of me for a bit, but I got back on it today.  

"Sweat" kicked my butt again today, but my balance has definitely improved, which means my core muscles and my ankles have improved.  So it was not the beat down I was expecting.

and now after 2 days off I shall go into work with a positive outlook, get as much done as I can in 4 hours and then forget about it for another day.

It's all a means to and end ya'll.

Sweat hard and go live this year on purpose.  (and get some Halloween decorations, cause before long the stores will just by pass it all together)


Monday, September 15, 2014

More Things I Really Want To Say at Work

To the little slightly goth (and at her age) lady that screamed out, "Jesus Christ!"  When she saw that there was only 5 pieces of chicken in the display....  "We have some fresh just pulled up, it will be OOOO Kaaaay, no need to invoke the lord down on us."
Oh wait I actually did say that.  But still, it will be ooooo kaaaaay.

And I want to say thanks to the index card box in my head that holds my mouth shut while my brain thumbs it for a  polite way to say, "Get the frolic out of my bakery, bitch."  When some broad comes barreling full on in, cart and all, demanding for her doughnuts to be marked down.  I went with, "you need to have a hair net on if you're going to be back here," instead.  The "bitch" was silent but implied.

Not actually something I want to say at work, but what is it with old ladies and white pants and no undies.  Or are they wearing nude undies?  But seriously, do you learn some special secret in your late fifties that magically controls crotch sweat when it's one hundred and eleventy thousand degrees outside in the summer time and they just can't help but exploit it?

"Ma'am, I need you to take out your phone, go to your browser and pull up  Now I need you to look up the word racist, because I don't think it means what you think it means."

Sweat hard folks and go live this life on purpose.