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Thursday, June 21, 2012

ZWOW #22

Good Morning!

I'm getting off track. I need to get with it! Just like everyone else in this country, we've been dealing with heat and extreme humidity! The heat index has been up to 100 degrees for the past couple of days. So, naturally the last thing I wanted to do was work out. I even felt like it might be dangerous. We do not have air conditioning, which has never been much of an issue. It cools down at night enough for us to open windows and turn on fans so that in the morning we can shut all of the windows and it stays cool in the house all day. But, lately, there has been no reprieve from the heat, even at night. So Jim broke down and got a portable air conditioner. It works pretty well and has at least kept it comfortable for the kids I watch. 

We've been, basically, going to the pool all week to cool off. I have a nice tan going but I am feeling yucky because I haven't been working out. It seems when I don't workout I slack on everything. I haven't written in my food journal and I've been eating crappy. So last night I worked out in the heat. It was windy though, which helped. I did ZWOW #22. The hardest part for me was keeping my balance while trying to keep my body straight during the RDL Squat Twitsts. 

Anyway, here is the link to the workout:

This workout was called On The Minute Burpees. There was a list of 5 different exercises but every minute you were to stop and do 4 burpees. Well, without someone there to yell out whenever a minute was up, like Zuzana had, it proved to be just about impossible. So I modified it. I did 4 Burpees in between each exercise including right at the beginning and right at the end.

The workout looked like this:
4 Burpees
30 Chair Jumps
4 Burpees
30 Chair Push Ups
4 Burpees
30 Tricep Dips
4 Burpees
30 Sumo Squat Jumps
4 Burpees
30 RDL Squat Twists
4 Burpees

I did the whole workout in 15 minutes and 29 seconds.

Here are some pics!


 Chair Jumps:
 Chair Push Ups:

 Tricep Dips (I had to modify this within the first 10 reps by bending my knees):

Sumo Squat Jump:

 RDL Squat Twist:

There you go! I will be doing a workout tonight for sure!! I also have my food journal out and ready as well as my water cup full and ready to go! Good luck and make it a great day!



  1. Hey, Well done on doing the workout. My first attempt was a disaster and I ended up throwing my internal timer across the room lol. You not got a gymboss timer you could have used to the minute thing? xx

    1. Thank you! I do actually have a Gymboss timer, but I figured even with it going off every minute I'd lose track of how many reps I had already done. And I'd need a seperate timer to see how long I took..which I could've done with my ipod..but it just seemed like such a hassle. lol. This way was much easier and still made for a challenging workout. :)