Hello, everyone! I hope you’ve all had fabulous weeks and are ready for FRIDAY! I started a new job this week, and so far I’m loving my school and fellow teachers :) Being surrounded by enthusiastic teachers who choose to work in a challenging environment and constantly talk about how they love what they do is so inspiring! I am so ready for Monday!
There is, however, one small negative aspect of this otherwise wonderful week. Fatigue. There’s a certain “teacher tired” feeling that comes with the first few weeks of school…and every year I forget about it before it comes roaring back in August.
In the midst of the new job adventures, I’m also training for a half-marathon on September 12th. Skipping workouts is not an option…but I still skipped a run and a cross-training workout anyway. I’m just so tired! I need to get it together, be an adult, and go to bed on time!
I also need to squeeze in those strength workouts that are so important for well-rounded fitness. When there’s no time (and little energy) to devote to a full workout, I do a couple of quick fitness challenge videos on YouTube. Recently, I’ve noticed a particular song, Bring Sally Up, lends itself to some tough ones!
“Bring Sally Up” Fitness Challenge
PUSH UP CHALLENGE
I’ve done this one a couple of times. I can make it to 1:15 before I have to drop down from regular push ups to assissted. This one’s tough!
Today, I completed this one right after doing the push up challenge. My arms were burning! In the middle of the video, I gave the up/downs a rest and started doing plank twists instead. But I made it through 2 minutes of the video in plank position!
And last but not least,
I haven’t tried this one yet. I’m pretty certain I can finish this one, but I’ll report back after I’ve actually completed it :)
Before I go, let me leave you with this fantastic link! I had the opportunity to write a guest post at CarrieElle.com! I wrote about the body positivity I’ve seen this past summer. Click here to read it! Thank you to Carrie Elle for the opportunity!
Question: What’s your favorite fitness video, YouTube or otherwise?