It’s been nearly a month since my last post and its been the roughest month. The heat is driving me up the wall. I had the nerve to run in the heat for a week straight and my body could only run a mile without pushing over the little old lady to get to the nearest bodega for a bottled water. For the past week, I have been incapable of running 8 miles straight on a Saturday morning because I have been swallowed by the 100% humidity in Central Park. Needless to say, my training hasn’t gone as expected. At the height of my training, I am running in the near-death, “run your miles by sitting in a taxi cab”, type of heat. It’s killing me slowly that I can’t run as often as I’d like. But you have to find alternatives. I found ways to work out 5 days a week without stressing about collapsing from exhaustion due to the “dangerous heat index” as MSNBC puts it.
I haven’t stopped training but I have been taking alternative routes. I am doing extensive workouts at home (with my fan blowing in my face because I am a punk).
Body Rock is a great website if you are looking for a quick, hard core, make-you- sweat workout that you can do at home. It provides step- by- step, easy-to -follow instructions that makes you feel that you can actually do the workouts unlike the P90x workouts that make you want to roll over and die and call the nearest physician because you can’t walk the next morning. If you’ve never experienced the stupid ripped dude narrating the P 90x video you’re not missing anything. I want to punch him in the face and tell him “This video is not made for a thick, red bone, southern girl who loves to eat.”
(Obviously, I hate p90x.. I don’t know how anybody does it).
Here is the website to Body Rock: http://www.bodyrock.tv/. They have daily workouts so you don’t get caught doing the same workout video every day.
Also if you live in Harlem and are looking for a good workout here are a few places to make you sweat:
Millennium Dance Company SUMMER 2012
10 class card – $90
For additional info, call 212-690-0500 or email: email@example.com
If you are into “Bikram Yoga”
Here is a link to an awesome studio:
I have resumed running this week, Week of 7/9/12. I will post a video this Sunday so you all can see my progress.
I am feeling more comfortable and beautiful every day I train or do an at home workout. Thank you for your continuous support!