Sunday, July 20, 2008


That's what I my husband calls pilates, and that's the DVD I did today. Upper body workout, to be precise. It's one I've done before, but this time I didn't have any weights to use, so it wasn't as good of a workout as it could/should have been. If I do it again before our stuff gets here, I'll round up some water bottles or something to use.

And a helpful hint: Don't do pilates in any form with a belly full of oatmeal. Um. Uncomfortable. Just sayin'.

For cardio I relied on a little something Holly taught me. A few years ago, Holly--who has a really long, narrow living room--trained for a 5K by running in her living room. She called it Living Room Running, and since my dh's family has a penchant for turning everything into an acronym, I shortened it to LRR. Well, it dawned on me that my apartment--which is also really long--has a pretty straight shot from the living room (in the front of the apartment) to my bedroom (in the back). So today I spent 45 minutes walking and running back and forth the length of my apartment. I'm not sure what this would be called--Whole Apartment Walking and Running? WAWaR doesn't quite roll off the tongue, does it? For now I'll just stick to calling it useful.

Also, it occurred to me that I needed to clarify something from yesterday's post. It is very true that I neither own a lot of DVDs nor do I enjoy them very much, so it's probably a little crazy to challenge myself to do them for 6 weeks. While I have never claimed to be fully on the sane side of the line, I also know that a lot of my distaste for them comes from my unfamiliarity with the choreography and my resulting frustration when I mess up the steps. So hopefully this next 6 weeks will resolve a lot of that. DVDs are the best way for me to get a varied workout right now, so I'm trying to make the most of it. I'm actually pretty excited to make the most of this. Plus, it gave me the excuse to buy a few more DVDs, just to help infuse a little new life into my current supply. And also because I like buying new things.

P.S. Re: today's image, I didn't think it was necessarily the nicest thing to do to add an image of pie to a diet/health/fitness blog (says the co-blogger on a site named "Diet Cake"), so I went with a pie chart. Nothing tempting about that, right?