Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Stretching is important

I don't know who's bright idea it was to put so many darn stairs in my house, but I am NOT impressed. After three days of sore legs and butt, walking up and down these stairs all day is a workout all on its own! I forgot to mention yesterday that Matthew got a bonus workout when he helped me gather all of the laundry from upstairs. Our laundry room is in the basement, so we went upstairs, grabbed laundry, then went back down, then down to the basement, back up, rinse and repeat. Several times.

I'll admit it, I'm pretty terrible about stretching before and after workouts. Unless a video specifically includes and warm up and/or cool down, I don't do it. I know that stretching is important, and the last few days of pain have proven it, but that doesn't stop me from blowing it off. Honestly, I enjoy the feeling of knowing that my workout works. However, stretching actually helps your workout, so I really need to make an effort to include it.

Today Matthew and I did a workout on the Wii Fit Plus today. I ran for ten minutes, hula hooped for another ten, then did a few other short ones. Matthew did 19 minutes of biking, the obstacle course, and a couple other short ones. Then we did our challenges. 80 for both the crunches and squats, then TWO MINUTES for the plank. That plank will be the death of me, I'm certain.

Well, absolutely no one commented on yesterday's blog post. So, either no one reads it, no one cares if I do the 30 Day Shred, or no one has a Google account. Either way, I think I'm going to give it a shot.

Tomorrow is Zumba Thursday! My friend Joy is coming to check it out. Yay! If anyone else wants to come, it's only $7 :)

1 comment:

  1. I read it! Go for it. I only made it through about a week of the 30 day shred.
    I'm almost at 2 min plank too. Which reminds me to do it now