Wednesday: I did a 1 minute and 40 second plank, plus the following tabata workout, and it. was. awesome. I branched out and incorporated new exercises I’ve never done before. It made me thoroughly sore. I pulled several of the exercises from browsing through workouts on blondponytail.com, who is basically amazing. Love her workouts.
If you don’t know how to do a specific exercise, check out my Exercise Guide for example videos. Exercises new to Gettin’ My Healthy On can be found below:
- Weighted Scissor Kicks at 2:30
- Criss Cross Abs
- Pushups to “T” at :45
- Up and Down Plank
- Bridge Walks 1:04
- Cross-Back Lunge with Knee Tuck at 2:04
Thursday: I ran 4 miles in 35:01 for an average pace of 8:45. You could say I’m kind of really excited about this time. Running sucks lately. This run felt fast, and it definitely was compared to my running for the last..oh…8 months. Woo!
Today: 1 minute and 45 second plank and either a miserable quality time on the elliptical or a circuit workout.
The Amazing & Incredible Crockpot Challenge
Confession: I friggin hate cooking lately.
I get home from work, and all I want to do is take a nap. Approximately 96% of the time I can get myself to workout, but making an actual meal has become my lowest priority. It is time I put an end to this. The cereal, brinner, and Kraft mac ‘n’ cheese trend has reached its limit. And that is why I am turning to the crockpot.
Anytime I use the crockpot, I am filled with delight. I get home from work, it smells good (usually), there is little to no preparation for dinner, and it often means leftovers for the next day. The only problem is…I rarely can think of something creative to make in the slow cooker. That is why I am creating a challenge.
It’s kind of like my pushup or plank challenge…but with food. Does this mean I’m making 30 crockpot meals in 30 days? Hell to the no. Try a few per week–that seems realistic…yet difficult…yet wonderful. I’ve discovered short but kind of long challenges keep me motivated. And that, my friends, is why I am making the goal of cooking 3 meals per week for the next month.
I shall call it…
Why amazing and incredible? Because it makes crockpotting seem really intense and hardcore. (By the way, crockpotting is the action of cooking in a crockpot. I encourage you to use it today.) I’ll try to post the three crockpot recipes I plan to make each week every Monday in case anyone needs ideas–unless I’m winging it. Then I’ll hopefully share my recipe with you
or pretend like it was somewhat edible.
The challenge starts Monday. Care to join me?