The always entertaining Jenna Marbles did a funny video showing how her home workouts “work.”
If you have trouble working out at home, then a gym membership might be the best thing for you, or even taking a walk (or run) outside. I actually prefer to workout at home where no one can see me, smell me or laugh at me. I can’t wait until Jenna does a “How Gym Workouts Work” video!
It usually takes about a twenty minute workout for me to feel that good feeling. That’s the shortest run I can do and get that good feeling. I don’t know about the benefits of doing longer workouts, but if you are just looking for that “high” then you can keep your workouts short.
Right now, I’m trying to get faster, so I’m going through the workouts on Zombies, Run! 5K. They are set between episodes 1 and 2 of the original app. Right after the death of the previous Runner Five. Just a warning, Sam (the radio operator) is a little distraught over her death.
I was running outside, which was perfectly fine, but the weather here in Salt Lake has turned snowy, slippery and dangerous again, so for a couple of workouts, I headed to the gym, with embarrassing results. (more…)
You’d think that this image would make me want to buy the shoes, but it doesn’t. Just seeing those beautiful running shoes being laced up makes me want to go on a run, not buy the shoes. Someday, I even hope to have legs that are thin and strong like those ones.
Sometimes I have to trick my mind in order to exercise. I have to pretend that zombies are chasing me or that I’m in the Hunger Games. When I saw this poster for the movie, it was inspiring to me. (Click for full-sized image.)
I’m very hard to catch, and if they can’t catch me, they can’t kill me. So don’t count me out.
It reminds me that I need to be faster and stronger to survive in this world. I don’t live in a post-apocalyptic world that sends its children to die for entertainment, but this is a competitive world and we are judged every day by the size of our bodies.
The next time you’re considering skipping your workout, take a good and hard look at this poster and change your mind. Don’t let the competition get you. You have to be strong and fast to make it in this world.
A Bike Share program is a network of many Bike Share stations, where members can take ANY bike, from ANY station, as many times as they like for a small membership fee. A 24-hour Access Pass, 7-day or Annual Membership lets you take UNLIMITED 30 min. trips at no extra charge!
Every time you dock a bike, you get a fresh 30 min. If you keep one bike out longer than 30 min you get charged a usage fee. AND WE DON’T WANT THAT!
Instead of renting one specific bike (bike rental), your GREENbike Membership gives you access to ALL THE BIKES at every downtown Bike Share station.
If you’re not riding your GREENbike, don’t chain it up somewhere or keep it in your office. Return your GREENbike to ANY Bike Share station so someone else can take a ride.
It’s actually a pretty good idea. Here is a short video showing how you would access the bike.
Considering how badly many of the bike riders in Utah navigate the roads, they have created some videos showing how to make a left turn or a Copenhagen Left.
I think a bike sharing program is a good idea, but I’m sad to see how few stations there are. They are all focused downtown. The Salt Lake Valley is a big place. What we REALLY need are separate, dedicated pathways to ride our bikes where we don’t have to worry about getting squished by cars.
It shows all the medals hung with pride on a display that reads:
Always Earned Never Given
It’s the truth about medals just as much as about fitness. No one can give you a healthy and strong body. You MUST earn it. It’s just like that old Smith and Barney commercial:
If you replace fitness for money in that commercial, it’s more true than ever:
Good fitness doesn’t walk up, bite you on the bottom and say, “I’m here!” Getting fit takes good, old-fashioned hard work and research. The kind they do at Starling Fitness. Starling Fitness is one of a handful of top fitness blogs singled out for their work and research. Starling Fitness they get fit the old-fashioned way, they EARN it!
The same is true for winning races or even finishing them. Here’s another image from Beyond Running that rang true for me.
Most people think your life changes forever the second you cross the finish line. Runners know that your life changes forever the second you decide to go to the starting line.
Camilla Luddington was the model for the new Lara Croft game and she plays Dr. Jo Wilson on Grey’s Anatomy. She admitted to keeping thin by running with the ZOMBIES, RUN! app.
They’ll make it seem like zombies are chasing after you at the same time, so it’ll be like, ‘Zombies at 500 meters.’ And they’ll be like ‘Augh!” So it makes you run really fast! It works for me! It makes me feel chased!
I love the look on her face at that point.
I’ve never run at night with the app, so I apparently haven’t experienced the full terror that I could.
Actually, the other night, I rounded a corner and there was a guy with a dog and he was bending down and it was the middle of the night and I was listening to Zombies, Run! and I screamed in his face because he scared me so much rounding that corner!
Listen to the Zombies, Run! people talk about designing the game:
If you haven’t tried this game and you have an Android or iPhone, then it’s definitely worth the eight bucks to download this app. Using the Five Buck Workout Rule, you only need to exercise with it twice to make it pay for itself.