As much as I hate to admit this, being at my parent’s house was driving me crazy. For some reason, being there makes me the most sedentary person on the planet.
Example: I watched every episode (5 1/2 season) of How I Met Your Mother in the nearly 3 weeks I was home. Hilarious show! But that’s wayyyy too much TV.
The truth is, I feel better when I’m more active. I like walking places and working out. It just makes me feel better about myself.
So now that I’m in Ithaca, I’m trying to find ways to feel better about myself and my health… despite this:
I won’t lie. The weather here can be terrible. I walked to meet up with some friends and my toes were numb even though I was wearing tights, thick socks and snow boots.
But to keep myself moving, I present to you, my home gym:
Real state of the art, right?
Lately I’ve taken to doing circuits while watching episodes of last season’s The Biggest Loser.
Circuit 1: 25 Step ups
Circuit 2: 20 crunches
Circuit 3: 25 jumping jacks
Circuit 4: 20 bicycle crunches
Circuit 5: 25 bunny hops (back and forth over my computer charger)
Not the most exciting work out ever but definitely better than sitting and doing nothing. I’ve also recently discovered ExerciseTV online!
I made another discovery. It’ll revolutionize lunch (or dinner… for me, at least). Okay so I didn’t really discover it. Rather, it’s new to me.
Who knew it could be so delicious.
What you need:
- Broccoli, Carrots, Onions, etc.
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper
- baking sheet
- oven preheated to 400F
Combine broccoli, other vegetables, olive oil, balsamic vinergar, salt and pepper. Put it all on a baking sheet like such:
Roast at 400F for about 25 minutes.
Makes a wonderful side dish. I’m so pleased! Last night I went and bought more broccoli just so I could have it again.
Definitely recommend it if you haven’t tried it.
Off to try to get some work done, or at least move myself a bit. Have a wonderful day!