My goal for Commitment Week 2 was to try new things.Â Gotta shake up the old workouts, ya know?!
I managed to make it to one new fitness class (Pilates â€“ SO DECEIVINGLY HARD) and do a different workout every time I pulled on my sneakers (or, um, swim cap).Â Hereâ€™s what I did:
Monday:Â 35 minute stairclimber (Iâ€™m addicted) + strength training
Wednesday: 1000 yard swim (workout below)
Friday: Run 2.5 miles
Saturday: Long walk
Sunday: Mat pilates
Hereâ€™s the swim workout that I tackled.Â It was fast and fun.
So â€“ about Pilates.Â Whoo hoo.Â As I said, that was so hard.Â It looks so easy with those light weights.Â But I donâ€™t move my body in those crazy ways ever â€“ and I felt every single inch of the burn as a result.Â I also really liked the class because I got to essentially lay down for an hour.Â Â Henry is wild toddler man these days â€“ 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.Â 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?Â 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).Â Here are the official rules.Â Beer drinking counts towards the overall time, so you can imagine how hard â€“ and gross â€“ this is.Â 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.Â INCREDIBLE.
If I were to do the Beer Mile, I think it would take me at least 14 minutes.Â I can do a 9:00 minute mile, but I donâ€™t think I can chug a beer in less than 20 seconds, plus I would be seriously slowed down by all the boozing.Â 14 minutes is just an educated guess because I WILL NEVER TRY THIS.Â Hah.
How fast do you think you could run the Beer Mile?