Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Miriam's Tale of Working Out

I have started working out every day but my day off (Sundays for working out) for 20 minutes and I LOVE it. It makes me so much happier to work out. Here is an example:

Yesterday I got in a foul mood for some reason related to stress and mess etc and Daniel called and said he was on his way home. I was grumpy and he could tell so I hung up (I didn't hang up on him it was the end of the conversation). I was just about to start my workout I was even in my work out clothes and I worked out for the twenty minutes with my Fabulous workout playlist I had created and I was out of breath and all sweaty when Daniel got home but in the best mood EVER. I love the feeling I get when I work out all the endorphins and whatever else (I never did well in chemistry, biology or human anatomy) Its lovely. Even just a 20 minute work out helps. I would suggest everyone work out just a walk or whatever.
Here are some of the random things I do to work out because I don't have any equipment or a gym membership:

Chairs to start with for 3-5 minutes. You can laugh but these get your heart going fast. Get a chair and go up and down like its a stair with a timer on.
Then I jog around nonstop for 15 minutes. I love this one because I can listen to music and feel the burn

I did the hiit work out yesterday: 20 push ups, 1 minute jumping jacks, 20 quick crunches repeat 3 times then 20 push ups on a bench jumping jacks 20 crunches, then twenty backward push ups on a bench(these are HARD) then run in place 20 minutes then crunches then 20 punches (think taebo) run in place 1 min, 20 punches then run in place again 1 minutes then stretch.

Doesn't sound like much but it works and makes you all soar and happy the next day. I also do lunges with weights and just arm exercises with weights. Lots of Reps.

Oh and I can't work out without music. It just isn't the same. The music alone gets my heart pumping so I was going to post my workout play list:

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Its really poppy and hip hoppy but thats the kind of music that gets my heart pumping and makes me want to move. I was researching music to work out to the the ones that always popped up were the Rocky song and all kinds of 80s music (I have nothing against the 80s) but it just doesn't do it for me. Oh and Metallica which I can't stand ( I know shame whatever) I don't like 80's rock but some people love it for working out. I say whatever gets you moving! Can you guys share your workout playlists with me? I am dying to find workout playlists because after a week of a playlist you just need something new because it gets repetitive.

Good Luck getting a work out it everyday. Of topic has anyone tried Yoga? I hear its delightful but I have never tried it.

Funny random fact on workout playlists: Rhiana the singer uses most of her OWN music in her workout playlist. That made me Laugh out Loud when I read that. She said it needs to me upbeat and make you want to dance. Um a little full of yourself? But I have her in my workout list so I can't talk.


Matt and Suzanne said...

Amen to the benefits of exercise! Good for you. I went on my first run after the pregnancy and it felt amazing!!! Keep it up.

Wiley Family said...

Your DJ sammy and the bob marley makes me think of Iceland. hahahaha techno is good for working out although if you have too much its overwhelming. So glad to hear you are enjoying working out. Keep it up lady. You're awesome.

meleofa said...

Okay, so this may sound weird, but I love working out to 311 and muse. The ones with faster tempo. I don't get sick of them. I have a CD I burned, and I hop on the eliptical, and I start slower for warm up and then the songs get faster and then slow down again for cool down. :D

meleofa said...

And well done, by the way. Working out is an excellent stress reliever. I have done yoga too, and it's excellent for balance. For centering. Sounds hokey, but it's really not.

MoBo said...

WoWoW Mele'Ofa! GenIUS! with the playlist slower beats to begin and end, I ALWAYS forget the warming up and down, It KILLs!! but once I did a long cool down and the next day My muscles didnt ache me, IT WAS wunderbar!!! haha anywhos, you've inspired me to do the playlist, I WILL MAKE OnE! well done with the excersi.... Icant spell haha LOVE