Who ever said you can’t get as good a workout at home as you can at the gym must have been overdosed on endorphins.
Due to my schedule lately, it’s just been easier to work out at home. Legs of course, are a bit of a challenge because – OH YEAH – I can’t BEND my knees. (Ever notice how much of your day is spent with bent knees when you’re NOT supposed to?) But I muddle through with the therapy exercises The Man gave me, and the hubby even went and picked me up a set of dumbbells. Combined with this great little tiki bar I know, I’ve got all the makings of a great at-home gym. Heck, I even have a little local college inspiration!
2015 is my year of NO EXCUSES and I think I’m off to a pretty good start with this lovely, little, sweat-inducing brain child. Have I mentioned the other gym members are pretty good at providing any required assistance at any given moment? Or at least when not terrorizing the neighborhood feather gang or chasing tennis balls.
Of course, as helpful as Wonder Mutt may be, it often leads to extended workout time as her idea of fitness is plopping all 53 pounds of her on top of me – as added ab resistance, I’m sure – and using as much force as possible to shove that cold, wet nose under my arms as I’m trying to plank. I do have to give her credit though, as maintaining balance while being Labrattacked can become quite an adventure. If I don’t come out of this in a few months with washboard abs and superior balancing ability, it certainly won’t be because of the Wonder Mutt Workout.
So if you’re having a bit of a hard time getting to the sweat store, and feel those pants starting to tighten up a bit, let me make a recommendation. Grab yourself a mat, a couple sets of dumbbells and resistance bands, dust off that pain-in-the-ass (literally) foam roller, and just start MOVING. If it takes a little bit longer than you’d like due to (ahem) furry interference (ahem), then just accept the kind offer and move on. You have my permission to fib a little to your significant other that the additional doggy drool on your face actually IS sweat. I won’t tell anyone. Promise.
Enjoy the ride.
Do you work out at home or a gym? Do you feel like you get a better workout at one versus the other? Does your mutt like to actively participate in your exercise regimen? Do you think perhaps doggy drool may acutally be good for your complexion?