Yesterday I had about a 2.5 hour break in between clients, so I made the decision to grab my yoga mat, and high tail it to my other gym to go to Wednesday morning Power Yoga. I’m usually not able to make it to the class, because I’m typically training a client during it, but yesterday because said client was on vacation for the week. Poweeerrr yoga time!
Although I was most definitely rusty, I really enjoyed the class (despite my screaming hamstrings and shoulders today! yowza!) The instructor commented on how she hadn’t seen me in forever, and I let her know about my schedule conflict, to which she told me that she’ll now be offering the class on Saturday mornings in the park! Saweeeet! I love me some park workouts
It got me thinking about how last summer I taught a boot camp class in the park. One of my all time favorite games was a tennis ball game (flash back post!) I made up. I grabbed about 2 dozen tennis balls, wrote an exercise on each ball, and put them all at the end of a tennis court.
Then, I had the boot camp participants partner up and start at the other end of the court. Taking turns, I’d yell out a form of movement to get to the other end of the court (sprint! burpees! crab walks! or any other walking exercise.) When they grabbed the ball, they had to do 15 reps of whatever exercise was written on it, then turn around and do the same form of movement back to the start. SUCH a fun game – everyone seemed to enjoy turning their workouts into a game
This morning for my own workout, I channeled my playful side and created a game out of my exercise. Actually, it was more of my productive side, as it was a multi-task then a game.
Basically, I sprinted up the stairs, and alternated 15 squats,15 incline push ups, 15 dips, and 15 calf raises. Here’s what I did:
- Grab 1 towel
- Sprint up stairs
- Complete 15 squats
- Put towel away
- Walk down stairs
- Repeat, but with 15 push ups, then dips, then calf raises each time.
I think I had about 15 towels to put away, so it was quite the workout by the time I was done! Plus, I’d put all the towels away haha
And before you say it, yes, I realize I’m a huge nerd
Before I go, I feel the need to share last night’s dinner with you. It was a GOOD one.
Our freezer is stocked with delicious organic meat right now, but last night I was craving something a little lighter – like shrimp! I didn’t want to make shrimp pasta (I like to fall back on this light and tasty recipe) like I usually do, so I decided to go with a little fiesta lime theme, featuring the world’s most popular rice:
I made a copy cat of Chipotle’s cilantro-lime rice using this recipe, which I have to say is pretty darn close to the real deal.
Oh yeah, and there was also some shrimp:
For the shrimp, I just tossed them in a marinade of a little lime juice, tequila (oh yes, I went there,) lime zest, sea salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash Chipotle. Then I tossed them in a heated pan on the stove with some diced jalapeno peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, and peppers.
Then I combined the following for the “dressing”
-1/2 c. Greek yogurt
-juice of 1/2 lime
-1 tsp. sugar
-1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
-1/4 tsp. cayenne
Ohhh yeah Told ya it was a good one!
OK, time to get to work. I’ve got a few client plans to work on and finish by Saturday…better get to it!
Semi-random question: Favorite seafood?
Do you ever consider housework a workout?
I don’t necessarily consider it a workout, but if I have floors to scrub, bathrooms to clean, and furniture to dust, I make sure I don’t do a super intense workout that morning.