My trusty ancient sneaker is losing a bit of its sole. It’s flapping on the heel. Since I’m poor and broke, I can’t rush out and buy some new sneakers. And since I’m strapped for cash, I can’t go my second desired route – buy some shoe goo. I opted to go with super glue bought at the dollar store. I can’t vouch for the quality of the glue, but I can’t beat a buck either. I used a wooden coffee stirrer to push the glue into the wound and clamped it down to dry by putting a ten pound dumbbell on it.
Let’s hope it works and dries by tomorrow – I’ll miss accidentally kicking things in my living room, like my cat.
I apologize to Billy Blanks for saying all those horrible things about him, his family, his friends, his pets, and his planet during this morning’s workout. *wheeze*
The Just Six Weeks app was what I was using to do sit ups. I stopped using it lately because I’m using the “Tae Bo Express” abs module, and its quite a work out. I’ll probably go back to it to tone up after the bulk of my weight loss. It’s a nice little app. It allows for training to do hundreds of reps of: sit ups, push ups, squats, pull ups, and dips. The 3 weeks I did use it I was able to do one hundred sit ups.
One hundred. Me. Chunky monkey. So yeah, it works.
Full work outs app has dozens of exercises to do. I use it mainly for the dumbbell exercises and a quick 10 minute routine. Each exercise has a video loop of the instructor demonstrating the proper moves and a 30 second timer, then it moves on to the next exercise. I have alternating routines for the days I’m not doing Tae Bo.
7 Minute Workout
I’m going to build a 2×4 stool so I can do this scientific 7-minute exercise routine. I’ve made an audio version here to help me. I plan on doing this every morning outside.
Billy Blank’s Tae Bo Workout
For now, I’m doing Tae Bo 4 times a week in the morning before breakfast. I did Tae Bo in ’97 and almost wore out the VHS tape. But before that happened, I digitized it onto DVD. It was a crappy transfer, but it allows me to do the classic Tae Bo workout which was a half hour.
My wife had bought me the “This is Tae Bo” DVD but it was an hour long and my lungs couldn’t handle it. I continued doing the classic workout, bad music and all. I then bought the “Tae Bo Express” DVD and it is now my favorite. It has eight ten minute workouts that are really hard. I try to do three, but sometimes can only manage two. On Saturdays, I do the hour long “This is Tae Bo”