Good Morning my Friends! I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe out there. I know times are tough, but we have to stay positive. I think one of the best ways to have a positive attitude is by keeping active. For me, moving helps me be happy. I think there is something hardwired into humans that links movement to our mood – anyways not getting too deep here, just saying that being active helps us feel good. So, with that in mind, I am going to challenge everyone to be active later, but first… To kick off a new week on the positive, this is The Workout of the Week, from GoodAttitudeFood.com. This is The Avoid The Quarantine 15 (LBS) Workout Challenge.
This week I am doing something a little different for the post.
I am issuing an open challenge to everyone!
I want to Avoid The Quarantine 15!
I am challenging people to stay active and avoid gaining “like 15 pounds” during this quarantine thing.
I want to hear from others what they are doing to stay healthy and active during this time.
What’s your favorite healthy recipe?
What’s your best indoor workout?
Leave a comment and let us know!
DDPY and the Arther Video
Yoga is something I had never, ever, ever, ever thought I would do.
One day, I stumbled into DDPY. I randomly saw an ad with DDP, the Wrestler, doing some exercise stuff and I was like … “Whaaaa?”
Then I googled it.
Then I saw the Arthur video.
Then I cried, just a little.
Maybe like a tear or two, but real talk. Just watch that video… You will see what I mean. Incredible.
Then I started doing DDPY workouts. Diamond Cutters pretty soon became a daily thing.
If you haven’t followed me or don’t know me I was overweight from about age 10 to age 30. I started changing my health around age 30 after being sick and tired of feeling like crap, being sore all the time, and having no confidence.
Doing DDP Y stuff was a thing I started doing, on top of eating right, bike training, and lots of other hard work, that helped lose a lot of weight. I changed from a very sedentary lifestyle to an active lifestyle.
At one time I was 240lbs or more. At 5’6, 240 is heavy! After several years of positive life changes, I have been holding a steady weight of around 160-170lbs. At one time was down to 153lbs, but I was eating berries and drinking coffee, and that was about it. After starting to drink milk/dairy again and doing heavier resistance load training I gained some “el-bees” back quickly this last year. I was 166lbs this morning.
Using a goal-setting system I created in college for study purposes – “LPSAGs to get your BHAGs” – I applied it to exercise and healthier life choices to improve my physical and mental health.
Little Puny Specifically Aligned Goals – to get your – Big Hairy Audacious Goals.
Now, I look and feel better at age 37 than I did at 27, at 17 even…
DDPY Video Challenge
I am issuing an open challenge to anyone who wants to try. Below are links for a beginner DDPY video and then a more Advanced DDPY video.
DDPY Workouts are GREAT because you can do them at home and need no equipment. Perfect for the current situation with the stay at home orders.
I will say if you have never done DDPY, try a beginner lesson first. The Sweating and Swearing Workout is not a beginner workout. It’s tough!
Here is a great beginner DDPY workout that he did with WWE Superstar Shamus!
DDPY Beginner Challenge
The Begginer Challenge – Shamus/DDPY Video
**Note – skip to about 6 minutes into this video to start the workout. They just chat for the first 6 minutes or so, but then the fun starts!
DDPY Advanced Challenge!
The Advanced Challenge: The DDPY Live Sweating and Swearing Workout
**Note – the first 30 seconds or so look dark. The video will start, or just skip forward a minute.
What Do You Have to Lose?
Give one of these videos a shot!
What’ve you got to lose?
Me … Doing Yoga? Psh, Crazy!
Me doing Yoga? 10 years ago – N-E-V-E-R! “You are crazy” is what I would have told anyone who said I would be doing this stuff.
DDP Yoga stuff got me started doing Yoga though. I never thought I would ever be doing Yoga, but it’s awesome. These workouts will help anyone looking to lose weight, gain strength, gain flexibility, and they are pretty fun! These workouts changed my life!
If you try one of the video workouts, leave a comment and let me know what you think of the workout. Maybe find me on Insta and post up a pic of you doing the challenge or something fun. Anyways, I would love to hear about your experience and the things other people are doing to eat healthily and stay active.
Ohhh, and I have also given up shaving and haircuts for the corona quarantine! My caveman look is starting to get there. 🙂
I have been cooking quite a bit while locked up in my apartment over the last few weeks. I am doing mid-week posts with new recipes where I would normally post here. Look for another bonus mid-week The Food, later this week!
Quick B&G Link and Video!
In case you missed this week’s Bonus mid-week The Food, here is my Quick B&G.
I made another batch of “Crack Chicken” yesterday. So good. If you missed that recipe – check it out here in The Food section of The Bowling Workout! And Peep the vid!
This Week’s Workout Schedule
In addition to the DDPY workout I also have step goals and will be alternating in the Parking Lot lines Workout I did last week. One of the best tools to stay on track is having a workout schedule.
Steps and Mile Count
I will be getting in my steps this week. 7,000 steps at least four days this week. 7-k-steps-a-day!
Last week the mile count was 738.78 miles. This week I added 25.23 miles. The new miles walked total is 764.01 miles. I am getting closer to the goal of 1,000 miles walked, one step at a time!
Mon, Wed, Fri…
On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I will be working out to the DDP Y Sweating and Swearing Workout video.
Tues, Thurs, and Sat …
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday I will be doing the Parking Lot Lines Workout I did last week. Check the post last week for those details! It’s basically like shadowboxing to Tabata intervals while shuffling up and down some lines in a lot… LOTS OF FUN! Freestyle FIIT Tabatas! Weighted gloves.
Interval timers 8 x 20X10. Three rounds. Basement style Kung Fu! Have some fun! 1-2, big uppercuts, some MMA moves like high knees and kicks… freestyle! Maybe a 360 headbutt or two, haha!
Disc Golf when I can…
I think it’s still OK to disc golf so I will be trying to get in some rounds when I can. Disc Golf might not sound like a workout, but it is both physical and mental. Hiking up and down rugged terrain. Figuring out how the right throw and flight path to try to hit. Making recovery shots when you miss the line or nail a tree! The challenge of moving past a bad shot and getting to the next one. #ZenSport #DiscLife #Mindfullness
Wrap it up – Take The Challenge!
There you have it, my friends! Thank you SO MUCH for reading. Stay happy and healthy and sane! Will you take the workout challenge? I posted a beginner and an advanced level, so that excuse you were thinking of that it’s either too hard or too easy is gone :). Leave us a comment and let us know if you did the beginner or the advanced video, and what you thought of it! If you follow me on Insta, there will be “promos” leave a comment there too! Twitter, LinkedIn… on them all. Thanks again for reading and I am hoping to hear from some of you out there on this workout challenge!
Be The Hero/Heroine!
Be the hero or heroine in your story! Try my DDPY video challenge. DDPY and yoga are so great. Yoga teaches how to connecting mind, breath, movement, stretching, while actively engaging muscles. Maybe take the challenge to the next level and commit to your own workout schedule. The schedule is a great way to be accountable. Have an amazing week everyone! Live like you are the hero in your story, know you’ve been the hero the whole time, do the stuff that will make that true more often than not! Try to be a little better today than yesterday! Then do that every day.
Diamond Cutters are for Disc Golfers!
**DISC GOLFERS, if nothing else, DDPY “Diamond Cutters” are one of the best warm-ups, cool-downs, and just daily moves for us! I do these when I wake up. Before I disc. When I have to type on the keyboard a lot. I swear they prevent carpel tunnel. Great for “disc elbow” prevention! Will help strengthen your hands – and thus your disc golf grip! Great for the back, the shoulders, and the arms too! They help prevent soreness. These exercises allow me to disc every day if I want.