I didn’t set foot outside the house yesterday.
Wait, that’s not exactly true.
I took about 10 steps out the backdoor to take the trash out.
It was just what a December Sunday of “Rain/Freezing Rain” and a tiny hangover called for.
I changed out of my pj’s twice. First to host a birthday brunch for my dearest Natasha and second to work out. (the pj’s most definitely went back on between the two)
A big part of my fully-grown personhood (see Am I Grown Up Yet?) was spent as a gym rat but when I moved to Peru in 2009 I broke the habit and now prefer to get my workout anywhere but the gym (unless it’s for a class). There are a few days a year though when I am really glad that I work at a gorgeous gym half a mile from my house and thus have a membership. Yesterday was totally one of those days. And they closed at 2pm because of the ice storm.
While I was looking forward to the motivational energy of the gym, the reason to leave the house, and most definitely the sauna, I was not deterred from getting moving. My living room is well-equipped for this scenario; I have a few sets of hand weights, therabands, plenty yoga mats, a foam roller, and lots of exercise dvd’s.
I’ve written before about my fondness for exercise dvd’s, they can be such an awesome motivational tool as well as educational (learning new exercises) and time savers (no commute!).
After my living room workout yesterday, which consisted of some Tabata training, mat Pilates, and stretching, I got to thinking that in the holiday gifting spirit I want to give away a few of my exercise dvd’s to someone who could use the extra help getting moving on these dark winter days.
I’ve been adding to my collection for over a dozen years so I culled the shelves and picked out a few great ones to pass on. I put together two “packages” to gift.
(somehow I ended up with two of these)
Here’s the deal, if want to get in the running leave a comment saying why you would like to receive one of these two packages and which one you’d prefer. If you are chosen you have to promise to pass on any dvd’s that you don’t care for or just don’t end up using (you can donate them to your local library or give them to a friend or family member or stranger!).
I will pick two recipients and send out your workouts on December 21st, so you have until then to comment.
(Only open to U.S. residents because I’m scared of international shipping costs)