Posts Tagged ‘walking’

ZWOW!

Zuzana is back. I used to do her workouts when she was on Bodyrock but they got a new girl (who is not as classy as Zuzka).

She has been back for a few weeks but I only just got around to doing one of her workouts tonight. This workout was:

  • Split squat jumps (in lunge position, jump up and down X times on one leg; then switch to other side)
  • Single leg lunges with back foot on a chair (X times on one leg; then switch to the other side)
  • Superman pushups (do a pushup, but come down to the floor and do a superman, then another pushup, floor, superman, etc…)
  • Skaters

It was a pyramid scheme where you go through the rounds and do 5 reps, then 10, then 15, then 10, and finally 5 again. I just did it along with Zuzana and if I finished ahead of her I did jumping jacks. This workout took me about 18.5 minutes.

Manhattan Mornings & Walking Routines

Sometimes I walk along Central Park in the morning before work, and this is what I see.

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The view up the east side of Central Park

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The view down a side street (72nd or something) from the park

I think I prefer walking to all other exercise. BodyRock was a good experiment, but I only stuck with it about 2 weeks. I just like walking better, and too much intensity is not fun for me. BodyRock is a great workout if you are into that kind of thing though.

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What did you do this weekend?

On Friday night I had a dinner party and had people over, yesterday I got a facial and then spent the day with various friends, and today I will probably be spending the day with friends and running some errands. Friends are the best part of living in New York.

Weekend Link Love – 07.17.2011

Food & Health Links

Life Links (err, images…)

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What I Did This Weekend

  • Sacred Chow (Saturday lunch)
  • Chelsea Market (Chelsea Thai for dinner)
  • Ping Pong @ Fat Cats
  • Looooots of walking (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Apartment hunting (Sunday)
  • Aroma Espresso Bar (Sunday lunch)
  • Family-style dinner @ a friend’s (smoked ribs, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes; cream puffs and fruit for dessert!)
Sacred Chow brunch pictures… (from this time and this time)
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^Scramble^
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^Breakfast Sandwich^
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^Big Beautiful Salad^

How was your weekend?

Work It Out Wednesday! Yoga + BodyRock + Walk

Work It Out Wednesday

Last week I shared my workouts with you and now I’m doing it again. This week looks a wee bit different than last week though! The first couple days I BodyRocked but the next were more yoga and walking-centric. I am in a yoga groove again.

Wednesday, 7/6

  • Walk home from dinner (@ Candle79) – 1 mile
  • BodyRock – 11:20 time challenge, and then my reps for the interval training were: High Knees – 74, 58, 67, 70; Pendulums: 40, 38, 41, 42

Thursday, 7/6

  • BodyRock Cardio Legs & Core (~15 minutes if I remember correctly)
  • Jumping jacks (just regular): 30, 32, 34, 34, 34, 34, 35, 35, 35 = 303 total
  • Dead lift (right): 10, 9, 8, 9, 9, 12, 10, 9, 9 = 85 total
  • Dead lift (left): 10, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9 = 85 total

A Week of Moving – Rocking and Walking

I thought I would share my workouts from the last week with you all today.

Tuesday, 6/28

Wednesday, 6/29

  • Wow Booty Workout
  • 4 minutes of high knees
  • Time challenge: 8:20 (sandbag full body exercise)
  • 4 minutes of high knees

Thursday, 6/30

  • The Sexy Beast Workout
  • Dynamic squats: 14, 14, 12, 12, 12, 11
  • Reverse pushup: 11, 11, 8, 7, 6, 8
  • Dive bombers: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 (on my knees)
  • Prisoner getup: 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

Plus a walk to Trader Joe’s after work. ~1 mile.

Friday, 7/1

  • Booty Shaping Workout
  • Pushups: 9,10,10,9,8,7
  • Squat-kick: 11,12,12,11,11,11
  • Knee-tuck: 12,12,14,15,15,15

Walk home from dinner – 2 miles.

Saturday, 7/2

Plus some walking (2 miles or so?).

Weekend Link Love – 05.01.2011

Bloggy Stuff – Recipes, Health, Fitness.

Nail Polishes… (These are just a bunch of colors that caught my eye.)

Randoms – Books & More.

  • A fashion blog I read (What Would a Nerd Wear) lists here book recs. I spend most of my nights reading so this is very useful!

Jazz Apples and Walking at Home

I think I have a new favorite apple: Jazz apples.

 Jazz Apples and Walking at Home

The other day I had mentioned that I like Fuji, Honeycrisp, and Gala apples. Jazz is a hybrid of Fuji and Braeburn. They were on sale at Whole Foods for $1.99/pound and I picked up a few for tasting.

They are crispy and have just the right amount of sweetness. I think they are the perfect apples. I would not use these to make homemade applesauce – I use lower quality apples for that (like a plain Braeburn, or apples that have gotten mealy).

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walking 2 mile Jazz Apples and Walking at Home

Another new thing I tried was a new (free) workout video from ExerciseTV: Start Walking 2 Mile by Leslie Sansone (it’s on Amazon, too). It’s a 32 minute workout that is supposedly equivalent to a 2-mile walk. I think I believe it – I got my heart rate up and was sweating/panting a bit in the middle.

Healthy Monday: Semi-Homemade Fried Rice (Vegetarian)

healthy monday Healthy Monday: Semi Homemade Fried Rice (Vegetarian)Studies suggest we are more likely to maintain behaviors begun on Monday throughout the week. That makes Monday the perfect day to make a change for your health and the health of our planet.

I (finally) cooked!

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Kind of.

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It was semi-homemade fried rice, courtesy of Trader Joe’s frozen section.

Semi-Homemade Vegetarian Fried Rice

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Ingredients (serves 2 – we have big appetites)

  • 1 bag of frozen veggie fried rice from Trader Joe’s (“4 servings” supposedly)
  • 1 bag of frozen vegetables (medley of beans and carrots)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a wok over high heat. Add vegetables. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Beat eggs in a cup. Add to veggies. Scramble the eggs and veggies for 2-3 minutes, or until the eggs are mostly done.

Healthy Monday Tip #4: Walk for Exercise!

healthy monday Healthy Monday Tip #4: Walk for Exercise!

Healthy Monday is a public health initiative founded in 2005 in association with Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, and Syracuse University. HM’s goal is to end chronic preventable disease in the U.S. by offering people and organizations a weekly prompt to start and sustain healthy behaviors, intentions, actions and initiatives. For most Americans, the week begins on Monday. Studies suggest we are more likely to maintain behaviors begun on Monday throughout the week. That makes Monday the perfect day to make a change for your health and the health of our planet.

I mentioned yesterday that I quit the gym and got tons of great responses. In keeping with the “quit the gym” and “fit for free” theme, today’s Healthy Monday Tip is…

Walking For Health & Walking As Exercise

Happy Labor Day! In honor of this great relaxing day off, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite things: walking. This weekend I got to walk a lot with Coco (and Star, her hubby). There are 2 reasons I walk (in addition to the fact that I just like it)…

Walking As Exercise

When I’m walking as exercise, I like to do a few different things:

  • Listen to music or podcasts
  • Read a book
  • Walk with my husband, or a good friend
  • Chat on the phone with my parents

And sometimes I just walk in silence. Walking in silence is sometimes just as good as (or even better than) yoga for clearing the mind. Walking is almost like meditation.

I use an iPod Nano for my podcasts. I am actually looking for new podcast recommendations so please let me know if you have any in the comments below! I like nutrition, yoga, linguistics, languages, and psychology, but I’m always open to other topics as well.

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