I won’t bore you with the rest of my afternoon. I need to jump to the good stuff.
Day 4 of P90X is Yoga. I HATE yoga. Like hate hate. As in, I’ll punch you in the face I hate yoga. I can’t just “be.” If I’m working out I like to move it move it. You want me to do push-ups for 30 seconds, okay easy. Well, not easy, that shit’s hard, but I’ll soldier it out. Ask me to hold warrior 3 for 30 seconds, no thanks. Rather choke myself with a rusty spoon.
So when I found out the yoga workout is 90 minutes long I was already looking for that rusty spoon before I hit play. I know some people swear by yoga, and I won’t knock it, actually I will, and I’m gonna. Yoga is awful. I don’t care if you love it. I hate it. I don’t care how many people tell me running is boring and not fun and so difficult. Okay, good, now you feel my pain when I think about yoga.
I could probably handle 30 minutes of yoga, but just like mini golf, my ADD kicks in.
Do you guys love yoga, or do you suffer through it just like me?
So I put my big girl pants on and started the yoga workout. Within 5 minutes I was sweating and my mind was wandering more than the dirtiest of minds, which I might also be the owner of.
I started thinking “I can’t do this.” Then I remembered how I’ve posted all of those motivational quotes on pinterest that say, “Don’t say can’t” yadda yadda yadda. Shit why the hell did I post that motivational crap? So I corrected myself and said I don’t wanna do this.
My mind started wandering. Then I recalled Mike’s phone call earlier about him being in the liquor store and I started cracking up. Then on one pose where my head was dangling, I got light-headed and thought I should eat something.
So I went to the kitchen and whipped up some PB2, toasted the butt of the bread (love butts, ps have you seen mine?), and then topped it with a sliced naner.
Then I went back to yoga and thought, “that was stupid, I’m gonna puke during downward dog.”
I toughed it out for another 5 minutes. ADD came back. I wandered the house. Did another 5 minutes. Then stopped. I knew it wasn’t happening. A 90 minute workout would have taken me 3 hours.
Am I embarrassed I lasted maybe all of 25 minutes? Hell no. I tried it and it wasn’t right for me. I highly doubt that skipping the yoga exercise will keep me from achieving the body I want. It allows me a day to do the cardio heavy workouts I love doing at the gym. And it easily frees up my Wednesday nights for friends. Aka fro-yo for dinner with Lindsay. That sounds WAY better than 90 minutes of yoga.
What did I do instead? Well I made my 2 ingredient pumpkin muffins. This time, I went crazy and threw in cut-up pumpkin Hershey kisses.
And a 3 ingredient pumpkin muffin is born.
Unless you’re 1 of 4 lucky winners who gets a muffin topped with brown suga, then you get the 4-ingredient pumpkin muffin.
3-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffin
- Box of Cake Mix – I prefer Spice but only had White on hand
- 15 oz can of Pumpkin
- Chopped up Pumpkin Hershey Kisses
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Spray or line a cupcake tin and pour the batter into each tray. I pour mine about 3/4. I like ’em big
- Let cook for about 25-30 minutes
- Shove in mouth
I felt the need to reward myself for completing 25 of 90 minutes of yoga. Don’t all applaud at once. Excuse me while I go stuff face.