Remember the other day when I was telling you about my big plans that got derailed by a trip to the grocery store? Well, I’m happy to report that everything worked out when my original plans got scrapped in favor of something different and maybe even better.
Back when I was noodling out the idea for these Cardio Countdown workouts, I was thinking about doing a picture-in-picture type follow along video, with both the high- and low-impact version of the exercises on screen at the same time. And the thing was, I just couldn’t quite logic out how that was going to work. I knew that the timing would be off. And, well, I’m just OCD enough that it would totally bug me if I got to 99 of the high impact exercise and only 97 of the low impact one! 🙂
That whole thinking/figuring/planning/trying to noodle was part of the reason that I didn’t get these workouts filmed on Monday. I was – surprise! – thinking too much and doing too little. But when I finally just accepted that I wasn’t going to be able to bring my original plan to fruition, things fell into place very nicely. Yes. Another life lesson this week: sometimes you just have to let things go.
And look how wonderfully it all turned out! Those of you who love to jump got a terrific jumpy workout, and those of you who prefer not to jump got this little gem (as always, you can follow along in real time with the exercise video, or print this out and take it with you!):
200 Calorie LOW IMPACT CARDIO | 20 Minute NON-STOP Fat Burning Workout without Jumping
- 99 Standing Oblique Twists
- 88 Goofy Jacks
- 77 Curtsy Lunges with High Hands
- 66 Toe Tappers
- 55 Mountain Walkers (switch leader legs halfway)
- 44 Plank Tappers
- 33 Single Leg Star Bursts (switch legs halfway)
- 22 Single Leg Plank to Pikes (switch legs halfway)
- 11 Walking Burpees
- Built-In Finisher: 1-minute Plank Hold
I have to tell you a funny story about filming this workout and my complete inability to divide by two while exercising. I was doing the Mountain Walkers, which have a distinct leader leg, and I knew I wanted to switch leader legs at the halfway point. Somehow, while trying to count and smile for the camera and work quickly to get a good sweat, I decided that 23 was half of 55. It’s not. So, I had just announced, “Switch legs!” and realized my mistake, and I just stopped dead in the middle of exercising and said, “Awww, crap.” The look on my face was hilarious! I’ll include it in the next blooper reel because it was really funny. I ended up going back and starting from the beginning of the Mountain Walkers again to count and cue them correctly. So, while you’re doing the Mountain Walkers, you can think of me and how I actually did closer to eighty-five of them because of being math-challenged! 🙂
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