Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Jello Legs & Stretched Hair-ties

I've been house-hunting for so long I've started to go crazy... I woke up this morning stressed out. I needed to work-out. Thinking back I haven't had a set workout routine since early January - It's MAY! *slacker!* While I was home I did the occasional yoga/pilates session, but back in MD it was all about squeezing in time with friends before we PCS'd for good. I found this online, figured why not give it a shot?

I failed... I didn't run for the final 10min, I started getting light-headed during the 30 leg-lifts. Instead, I ended up doing stretches. I blame it on the fact that I have been such a slacker, I hadn't eaten anything all day, and I wasn't properly hydrated.

I'm pretty sure my legs will feel jello-ish tomorrow, so I will do some upper body work. I would suggest this workout, although if you're in a workout routine or even remotely in shape (unlike me right now) it may be a breeze for you! Here's how I did it:

100 Jumping Jacks-
there's no way to "change" these up... but instead of counting straight thru I would count 1-10, then... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 20... 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 , 90, 100. It broke it up in my mind.

90 Crunches-
I took these in 3 different sets of 10's... regular crunches, then left side obliques, then right side obliques. So instead 90 regular crunches I did 30 of each.

80 Squats
- I broke these up into two different types as well, 40 each alternating at the 10 mark. Regular squats (toes forward) then squats with my toes angled slightly outward.

70 Leg Lifts- I did these with the help of a chair... I did a combination of each leg lifting behind me with my leg straight and ankle at a 90* (not pointing my toes). Then I would do leg lifts to each side with my toes pointed.

My husband randomly showed up for lunch (he's taking a class this week and has actually been able to leave for an hour during lunch-time). He informed me that I was doing the wrong kind of leg-lifts... and proceeded to show me the correct way:

However, if you google leg-lifts, the way I did it comes up as well:

So I guess it's your choice! I also didn't set any time limit, but I didn't sit down between sets to rest, when I stopped (after the leg-lifts) I would walk around and drink some water. I repeated the same steps as above for the remainder of the work out (60-20), I am seriously disappointed in myself that I physically couldn't run for the final 10min. I really need to work on getting my stamina back up... *sigh*

I also have a question for you ladies... do you deal with stretched out hair-ties? I know I have super thick hair & I need a haircut since it's been a little over 2mo, but this is ridiculous:

The red one is from today's workout, the black one is brand new. I seriously only get about 3 uses from a hair-tie, it seems like such a waste of money and I feel terrible throwing them away. Do any of you have a brand that works well? Or any other ideas? Thanks ladies!


  1. Ohhh I want to try this workout. I run 3 to 4 miles a day, but need other things to do to keep things from poppin out. =P Keep going-don't give up! And may I suggest not doing this everyday--your muscles need time to recover. This is a great 3-day work out (M-W-F). You can do it!

  2. Oh, and I dealt with the same hair tie thingy. I get the scrunche no-slip ones, and they last a lot longer!

  3. I am always fighting with hair ties! At first they are too tight, then they bag out and become useless! Let me know if you find any that work :)

  4. I fight with stretched out hair ties all the time! I refuse to keep buying more every couple of weeks, so I end up doubling up on the stretched out ones. It seems to work for me until they get so stretched that you can see the elastic inside!

  5. The workout sound incredible! I so wanna start doing this.


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