I love a challenging workout, but I get bored really easily. I’m in pretty good shape, and I’m sure I could handle running 5-7 miles, but my mind is so over it after 2 or 3. I have exercise A.D.D.!
That’s why roller derby has been so good to me. The 2 hour practices fly by because we are constantly moving, jumping, racing, sprinting (because we’re being ordered to). On my days off, I like to jog or attend a yoga class (lactic acid be gone!). But since it’s so damn cold outside now, I’ve returned to an old standby- workout DVDs.
Yes, I have a treadmill in my living room… but like I said, I get bored really really easily, and I guess I like being told what to do.
I own one DVD that I discovered (by chance) before I ever started derby. I LOVE it, but it’s been around long enough that I need something else in the rotation. It’s a big deal to me that the only equipment you need for this are dumbbells. Hell, you could use soup cans or detergent bottles if you’re in a pinch.
So, I was looking for something challenging for those who are no stranger exercise, no fancy equipment required, and something short and efficient to keep my mind from wandering. Enter: Jillian Michaels.
Yeah, so I kind of just liked the name ‘Shred’, but I’m extremely happy with it. It’s VERY similar to the workouts we do in derby: walking planks and pushups, TONS of plyometrics, and good old-fashioned calisthenics. Bonus points for squeezing a ton of exercising in to either a 20 or 30 minute workout. I did both the first night and was so sore the next day.
So long as the weather sucks, I’ll be Netflixing more workout DVDs. Got any suggestions?