This month's challenge is to try something new. As you may have gleaned from the above, pretty much any deliberate exercise will be something new for me right now. But having to do this exercise outside of the comfort of my routine adds a new depth to the challenge. There are a few things you should probably know about me: (1) I don't like to back down from a challenge to myself and (2) I never remember to pack gym clothes when I travel. Obviously, with no gym clothes, taking advantage of any hotel exercise facilities is out of the question. But I can get creative! My solution this month has been taking advantage of Netflix streaming workouts. You might think Netflix streaming is only good for old episodes of Hey Arnold! and Rocko's Modern Life and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And while it is good for all of those things, they also have a lot of workout tapes available. I've been focusing on pilates workouts because I have some serious back problems stemming from my complete lack of back muscles. I hear pilates is good for that sort of thing. I've tried all of these videos, and I've enjoyed them all. My favorite part of it is that I'm doing it all in my own hotel room, alone, so if I look totally goofy no one will know (except you guys since I'm posting a couple pictures of me looking goofy doing the "the one-hundred"). Plus, I can do these in my jammies - no special gym clothes required.
|* Yeah, these are my pajamas. Nothing too exciting here. *|