My goal for Commitment Week 2 was to try new things. Gotta shake up the old workouts, ya know?!
I managed to make it to one new fitness class (Pilates – SO DECEIVINGLY HARD) and do a different workout every time I pulled on my sneakers (or, um, swim cap). Here’s what I did:
Monday: 35 minute stairclimber (I’m addicted) + strength training
Wednesday: 1000 yard swim (workout below)
Friday: Run 2.5 miles
Saturday: Long walk
Sunday: Mat pilates
Here’s the swim workout that I tackled. It was fast and fun.
So – about Pilates. Whoo hoo. As I said, that was so hard. It looks so easy with those light weights. But I don’t move my body in those crazy ways ever – and I felt every single inch of the burn as a result. I also really liked the class because I got to essentially lay down for an hour. Henry is wild toddler man these days – even Pilates felt like a rest.
And here are some awesome meals that I enjoyed this week:
Henry liked it as well!
Banana peanut butter toast with watermelon:
Banana oatmeal with some protein powder mixed in:
Frozen spinach with rice and black beans, all cooked in a stirfry. This is my new favorite go-to meal.
Tofu, carrots, and spinach corn tacos with creamy aioli sauce.
The Beer Mile
Have you heard of The Beer Mile? The Beer Mile is a running challenge during which the runner drinks four cans of beer (one at the start, another after 1/4 mile, another after 1/2 mile, and the last one at 3/4 mile). Here are the official rules. Beer drinking counts towards the overall time, so you can imagine how hard – and gross – this is. I watched a YouTube of this guy breaking the Beer Mile world record (he did it in less than FIVE MINUTES) while I was stairclimbing on Monday, and I laughed (and ooo-ed and aww-ed) the entire time. INCREDIBLE.
If I were to do the Beer Mile, I think it would take me at least 14 minutes. I can do a 9:00 minute mile, but I don’t think I can chug a beer in less than 20 seconds, plus I would be seriously slowed down by all the boozing. 14 minutes is just an educated guess because I WILL NEVER TRY THIS. Hah.
How fast do you think you could run the Beer Mile?