It’s official. I don’t like workout videos. Or…DVDs, as the kids call ’em these days. (Also, get offa my damn lawn. And turn down that rock ‘n roll music.)
Yup – I’m just not a video ho. I have tried. And I have failed. I would rather flop around on my yoga mat like a beached manatee than follow along with a workout video. Inevitably, I start them and then, five minutes in, grow frustrated with the pace and say to myself: “This is stupid, I’ll just do a hundred million crunches and push-ups instead.”
Which is what I did yesterday and today. And now, I think my pecs are bruised. And my abs? Well, they hurt when I laugh, and that’s a big problem when you spend a big part of your day scouring the internet for hilarity. (Recent wins? Here and here.)
So tell me: aside from things like P90X/Insanity and 30DS (which I can’t do because they are too jumpy – bad for my ailing Achilles and also my relationship with our downstairs neighbors), are there workout videos that are intense and effective and…well, actually good? Where do I find them? Do I need to try these Core Fusion things? Help!
Today’s EAT: Good grains! I do believe I’ve come around to the point where quinoa is a legitimate substitute for pasta. (Remember when I wrote this skeptical and slightly condescending post? I’ve come a long way!)
With shrimp and pesto, quinoa is a totally reasonable substitute for a giant plate of pasta. (And I even paired it with a huge pile of arugula, because I have an even huger pile of arugula in my fridge to use up.)
Recipe: Pesto Quinoa with Prawns (EDR original)
Today’s DRINK: This Marques de Montanana, a Spanish Grenache, has been in my wine rack for quite a while. I honestly don’t remember where I got it, but I’m sure it was inexpensive ($10 or under) given its position on the rack (it’s an intricate system).
It’s not bad! Fairly mild and mellow, but strong enough to have some actual flavors (berry foremost among them, in my opinion). I’ll look for this wine again!
Today’s RUN: Aside from the aforementioned frenzy of push-ups and planks? I did nothing today. In fact, I didn’t even leave my apartment today. I did shower, though. (That counts for something, right? Oh, the specious standard of personal hygiene that I adhere to when working from home.)
Today’s QUESTION: What’s your go-to at-home workout? Are you a video ho?