I am both super excited and super embarrassed about this post.
I finally decided to film a video for you all! It’s just me and my less-than-stellar videography skills showing you the exercises for a workout, but it was made with love. And three takes.
Before I get to that, let’s take a look at some Great Leapin’ Lentils!
In honor of the New Year, I prepared a big pot of lentil soup last night. A quick check on the ever-wise Wikipedia told me that lentils represent prosperity for the coming year because of their coin-like shape. Making the soup was a breeze thanks to the handy dandy instructions from this box. I just used some leftover grilled chicken in place of the Kielbasa.
I enjoyed my bowl of lentils with some crumbled tortilla chips on top for added crunch. I ♥ crunchiness.
Yesterday afternoon, my dad and I decided to go on a super short walk to get some fresh (FREEZING) air.
I couldn’t even chat with him because I didn’t want to take the scarf away from my mouth. It’s okay— we felt each other’s presence. Or something cheesy like that.
After arriving home and cooking up the lentil soup, I was in the mood to get in a leg workout. I didn’t want to venture out to the gym, so I did a little home workout instead. This one was a quad killer! Hence the name:
This workout requires minimal equipment (just a chair/bench, weights, and a timer) and minimal space. But you can still do this in the gym of course! It’s also all low impact since that’s what I’m jammin’ with right now.
Then I came up with the crazy idea to film the exercises for the world to see. Even though it is very, very far from perfect (I filmed it in one fell swoop because I’m too lazy to edit), I hope the video gives you an idea of some of the movements. I also love it when I get to see bloggers in action because I get to hear their voices and get a greater sense of their personalities.
So here it is in all it’s humble glory:
I know you love that cat picture in our guest room.
My brother helped me film this the first time, but after seeing that I looked like an awkward chicken, I decided to film it again myself using Mr. Tripod so that I wouldn’t bother him. Thanks though, bro!
It’s back to school for me today. At least it’s only a two-day week, right? We might luck out with a snow day tomorrow as well, so we’ll see!
So tell me:
Did you eat any special New Year food?
Do you do home workouts often?
More videos— yay or nay? (I’ll try to make them better next time.)