Hundreds of Lunges

I was planning on going to the gym for a Cycle class… but I was running a little late and I didn’t want to go in late (this is the one where they turn off the lights so the instructor would have to hand me a flashlight and everyone will be watching me adjust my seat and crap).

Confession time begins:

Yesterday was kind of a weird day for me… after finishing class around 8:30pm, I came home and decided I wanted to eat a LOT. It started off healthy enough (lots of veggies, soba noodles, and protein), and then morphed into sweet and crunchy. I basically ate until I felt super duper crappy about myself. I don’t know why I do this to myself sometimes. It’s so hard to pull myself out of that downward spiral once I feel like I’m caught in it.

Well, today is a new day. <— honestly, I’ve been waking up every day this week trying to start things fresh… only to feel like I screwed up and have to hope the next day is better. This has not been a very good week for me 😦

Confession time over.


So since I didn’t go to the Cycle class, I was just going to dilly dally and do nothing productive, but I thought of looking up some videos from YouTube to see if I can get a good at-home workout (but not Insanity… didn’t feel like something so hardcore this morning).

I came across this Tonique video:


I did Tonique parts 2, 3, and 4 for a total of about 30 minutes and WHOA. I wasn’t expecting it to make me sweat and breathe so hard!

I used 3 pound dumbbells (because her weights looked pretty light) and even though it didn’t really work my upper body at all, I still got a sweatastic workout!

They like to do 30 reps of a lot of the moves, meaning it is good for endurance and cardio. It also means you’ll be doing HUNDREDS of lunges on EACH leg! When it got to part 3 or 4, it was basically all lunges and lunge variations. OH, MY GARSH. Stupid quads and butt were whining in the most annoying way.

I’m happy to say that I got a great workout for FREE! Now I’m so curious and want to find other cool exercise videos on YouTube!


Lunch: 1 cup soba noodles, 1 cup broccoli, 1/2 cup marinated black beans, one perfect egg, 2 tbsp hummus dressing… and in a bowl that is too small for this meal, haha.


I hope you had a much better Wednesday than I did! How is your Thursday going so far?

Have you ever tried workout videos through YouTube (or other free workout sites)?


4 responses to “Hundreds of Lunges

  1. You’re allowed a few crappy days. You’re not perfect! (Event though you are one of the few most upbeat/optimistic person I know) Remember the race analogy? Even if you fall down a few times, just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep going. It’s not the falling down, but picking yourself up afterwards that matters the most.

    It sounds like you were stress eating. If you want to try and avoid “falling down” next time, perhaps you could try calling and talking to someone you’re close to, like your guy or a good friend. But, as you well know, everyone “falls down” sometimes and some quite often!

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