First and foremost, thank you to everyone for your kind words about the fire. It shook up the small community that is Reno, but I’m always in awe at how the community comes together regardless of how much tragedy has been thrown there way. So here’s to a better holiday and 2012 for Reno.
Speaking of which, this week I’m in town to celebrate Turkey day with my family, Chicken Face’s family, Black Friday bonanza, and of course, the coldest Turkey Trot ever. When I arrived back in Nevada yesterday, I forgot how absolutely frigid it is here and am already lamenting my decision to trot it up come Thursday. I think I’ll have to use copious amounts of Starbucks and perhaps a pair of Lululemon Wunder Unders as my reward for braving a 10 degree race. It’s mental manipulation time…
Yesterday, my little sister came home and started boasting about how she had purchased the Hip Hop Abs DVD set. I giggled a little inside and when she begged me to try it with her, I couldn’t say no. I need to up my ante for Vegas in a couple of weeks with some new dance moves and hey, an ab workout wouldn’t hurt either.
Let me put my Hip Hop Abs experience to you this way:
Most. Awkward. Thing. Ever.
(For me, personally. My body just doesn’t groooove that way).
The 15-minute ab DVD had Shaun T (Sorry, I got his name wrong in an earlier version of this post) telling you to “work that head” in a way that I’ve never seen coupled with any ab workout. EVER. UPDATE:This guy put more “awwwwwwww yaaaaaa” into a standing crunch than Usher could ever do. Plus, people have since told me that he’s also the instructor of those Insanity DVDs which are supposed to be, well, insane.
The shirtless dudes in the back just look awkward as they don’t have nearly as much rhythm as Shaun or any of the bad ass chicks in front of them. One even had a Chicken Face haircut and I couldn’t help but to giggle as that’s probably how Chicken Face would be doing this workout: awkwardly nervous.
Yes, I realize that my hand is inappropriately placed. That was not my intention…just go with it.
I laughed throughout the entire thing – I couldn’t help it. The amount of times he raised his shirt to…eh hem… “demonstrate” the moves was perfectly unnecessary, but hey, who am I to complain? But as ridiculous as I felt, I was actually having fun putting an unnecessary amount of booty poppin’ into my workout. It made you forget that you were doing a workout DVD and instead I just did his “TILT, TUCK & TIGHTEN” technique. I still have no idea what that means.
Anyways, this isn’t a review of the program as I only did one measly 15 minute ab workout, but I would like to do the entire set with all of my girlfriends…I think good times would ensue.
Also, THE WINNER OF THE BORN TO RUN GIVEAWAY IS….(drum roll please)
Megan who said, “I don’t have a favorite running book, but I’m dying to read Born to Run!”
Please email me at twentysixandthensome[at]gmail[dot]com so I can mail you your prize.
Congrats and happy running!