Exercise ADD-Why I fail at Beach Body Progams

Happy Friday! I can’t believe that it’s December already.  This month is going to be absolutely crazy for me.  I will only be at my regular job 6 days total this month.  The rest of my time will be spent working at the base in WI, flying down to Texas to rescue my sister (and then driving back with her to Wisconsin), trying to spend as much time as I can with my husband in Chicago, and managing the holidays between two families in two states.  I feel stressed out just writing this (enter yoga), but good things are hapenning people! Stay tuned 🙂

So remember on Monday when I said that I was going to attempt to follow the Turbofire workout schedule and continue it through? Week 1 results so far? Big. Fat. Fail.  I did ONE TurboFire workout this week.  Am I ashamed or embarrased? Not at all.  I’ve been running, going to Bar Method & doing Zumba in my living room for all the neighbors to see.  And I’ve been loving every minute of it.  Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy beach body workouts.  TurboFire is a lot of fun and Chalene Johnson has great energy.  I turn to Shaun T when I need an ass-kicking cardio session.  And Tony Horton’s Ab Ripper is the icing to my 3 mile run.  But I’ve come to the conclusion that I have exercise ADD.  I cannot do the same type of workout day after day.  Unless I’m training for a race, that’s the only exception.  Last night I was supposed to do a 30 minute TurboFire workout, but the weather in Chicago was much too perfect to stay in doors so I took my butt to the streets of Michigan Avenue and ran.  It felt amazing! I forget how much I love running sometimes.  It’s nice to be reminded 🙂

After reading about the Frozen Tundra 100 challenge on Nina’s blog and realizing how much I miss running outside, I decided to give this challenge a go.  The gist of the challenge to is to run 100 miles outside between December 1st & January 31st.  3 miles down, 97 more to go. Doesn’t sound too horrible.  But let me remind you what Chicago winters look like:

I get cold just looking at that picture. I wonder if they sell running boots somewhere?  The best part of running outside in the cold? The hot shower afterwards!  Enjoy your weekend & GO BADGERS!  


One thought on “Exercise ADD-Why I fail at Beach Body Progams

  1. Betsy December 2, 2011 / 6:06 pm

    Get Ice Spikes (http://www.icespike.net/) for your winter running. I trained for a half marathon in December one year and they ruled. But be careful with the snow. During my last long run the snow was just too thick and I ended up with a stress fracture. 😦


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