70’s Random Rock Workout

Hello there.

Today was a nice little Wednesday working at home.

…Breakfast was especially delicious:

Baked oatmeal with strawberries and plain Greek yogurt on the side.

…Geoff and Trina were at home too.
It’s always nice to have friends at home with you!

…The Facebook page I created for my uncle’s business is up and running. 
Would you guys be so nice as to like it for me?  You can get to the page by clicking here.  Please?  And then while you are at it, you should also like Fitness & Feta on Facebook if you haven’t already.  That one can be found here!

…Lunch wasn’t anything special, but it still was tasty. 
Leftover tuna and avocado mix with some whole grain rice on the side.  Not picture worthy.

…A few handfuls of dark chocolate covered almonds throughout the day though? 
Most enjoyable.

…Saw the funniest looking turkey in our driveway. 
Gobble, gobble.  Sorry buddy if I eat you in November.

…Felt sore from this week’s workouts so far.
I already posted about Sunday’s Sweaty Strength Sets, and I mentioned I was teaching Core Strength on Monday.  My abs were SUPER sore from 20 minutes straight of core work.  But I still haven’t shared last night’s workout yet.  Last night’s Circuit class (after Kix of course!) was a very random mix of things that I made up off the top of my head because I didn’t feel like doing the workout I originally planned when it came time for class.  That seems to happen often.

Anyways, here’s the workout:

70’s Random Rock Workout


5 Stations
Execute move for 1 minute at each station, then do 45 seconds of cardio, then move on to the next.

  1. Medicine Ball Slams
  2. Bicep Curls with Band
  3. Pushups on Bosu Ball
  4. Walking Planks (Up Up Down Downs)
  5. Tricep Dips on Bench

In between each of these moves we did a variation of jumping jacks for cardio:

  • Regular jacks
  • Crossing feet jacks
  • Plank jacks
  • Jacks with circling arms
  • Jack hop outs

Lunge combo
Then I switched to one of my favorite lunge combos, done on each side:

  • 8 lunge and taps
  • 8 lunge and knee lifts
  • 8 lunge and calf raise (on supporting side)
  • 8 lunge and hops

Back to the stations.
We did the same stations through again, except this time in between each I did the following cardio:

  • Quick feet + random planks (in the middle of quick feet I yelled out plank and made everyone drop to the floor)
  • Jump rope + random planks (same concept)
  • High knees + random squat moves (hold squat, squat pulses, squat + feet lifts)
  • High knees to side (awk move of the night) + random planks
  • 10 tuck jumps.

Another lower body combo
…again done on both sides:

  • 10 squat + front kicks
  • 10 regular squats
  • 10 squat pulses
  • 10 second squat hold
  • Come up & extend leg into kick again, then 10 hamstring extensions

20 minutes of floor work
…to finish it up!

  • Upper back:  Y’s, T’s, and I’s
  • Outer Thigh Combo:  Lay on one side and do 10 slow leg lifts, 10 slow lift pulses, 10 slow leg rotations, straighten leg and do 8 circles front & back, 4 circles front & back, 2 circles front & back, 2 circles front & back again, then 1 big circle front and 1 big circle back.  Yowsah!
  • Inner Thigh Combo:  Place leg that was just working flat on floor behind other leg, and do 10 slow lifts for inner thigh, 10 slow pulses, and then 10 reps of a 2 pulses / lift up and down combo.
  • Immediately went into a side plank which we held for 10 seconds, then did 8 side plank hip dips, then flipped into a regular plank and held even longer.
  • Repeated  the Outer / Inner / Side Plank / Regular Plank combo on other side.
  • Finished with roll backs and stretching.

Name of the workout inspired by my 70’s rock workout playlist:

Commentary on last night’s workout and playlist?  Yay?  Nay?  Sore today?  (Nice little rhyme I did there).

Anyways, there were a couple not so great things today too:

…Police found a body in the Chestnut Hill reservoir and identified it as the BC student that went missing in February. 
I heard all the police cars, fire trucks, and helicopters whizzing by this morning.  So sad.  I feel sick about it.

…The dream apartment that Tim and I had our hearts set on got rented. 
We were supposed to look at it this afternoon.  Now we’re grumpy.

Oh well!  Time for homework and then a double sesh at CBC tonight.

What happened today for you?  Anything good?  (Hopefully) no bad?

Enjoy the rest of today, and don’t forget to enter my pasta sauce giveaway.  I don’t announce the winner until Friday morning, so there is still time to enter!


The Awk Spot: The Time I Was THAT Girl in the Audience

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted something in The Awk Spot.  Don’t be fooled, friends.  Lack of Awk Spot posts does NOT necessarily imply a lack of awk moments.

There’s always plenty of those.  🙂

The Time I Was That Girl in the Audience

This Friday I drove out to Harvard, MA (who knew such a town even existed?!) because my Uncle Chris scored a role in the Harvard Community Theatre’s production of “Crossing Brooklyn.”

Crossing Brooklyn is a modern musical that deals with the emotional aftermath of September 11th in New York City.  The show tells the story of Des and AJ, a young, idealistic couple who are very much in love.  They are both public school teachers bent on changing the world, one kid at a time.  Life is full of promise and endless possibility until Des begins to unravel under the weight of her fears, ignited from that fateful September day.  Splitting apart under the strain, Des and AJ struggle to find their way back to each other.  The lessons they learn though the people they meet changes them forever.

The majority of the show focuses on Des and AJ’s crumbling relationship, and it was actually a very heavy story.  Tons of references to September 11th.  A little boy losing both his parents.  The relationship struggles in the aftermath of tragedy.  Not exactly uplifting material for a Friday night!  I will admit that yes, I cried during this play.  And yes, I cried multiple times.  Hey, I never claimed to be cool, okay?

But that’s not the awkward part.

It was toward the end of the show.  I probably already cried like 4 times.  Tim is being nice, but internally thinking, “Really, Athena?”  Another really emotional part of the play is happening.  I looked at Tim and he starts laughing (silently) at me that I had tears in my eyes (again).  Then the auditorium goes dead silent.  For some big moment about to happen.

And what do I do?

I drop my water bottle.

The water bottle that I snuck into the auditorium in the first place, because of the giant sign that said no food or drinks allowed.  (Such a rule breaker).

The water bottle that dropped straight to the floor with a huge clank during the most moving part of the play.

The water bottle that rolled around on the floor until Tim grabbed it.

And then I proceeded to awkwardly laugh/sob until the end of the show.

Sorry, Uncle Chris.  Sorry your niece was that girl in the audience.

Craving more awkwardness?  Check out these past Awk Spot posts!

Anyone have an awkward moment lately that you’d like to share?  Ever done something totally embarrassing while being in the audience somewhere?

Hope you all have a non-awkward day!

P.S.  Don’t forget to enter the Delgrosso pasta sauce giveaway!