Go With The Flow

I was planning on going for a short 30 minute bike ride today. However, Mother Nature had other plans. 

This is the current state of affairs outside and appears it will be that for the remainder of the day. So, I had to swipe out the bike ride for something else. 

So, I thought about what I could do.  I could do a walk at home video, however I knew I was also doing a 6 minute stint on the treadmill so a walking video didn’t seem like a great idea. I could do some Pound, Cize, or Pi-Yo, and then I saw it. 

The Wave. I haven’t used it in a long time, and after today I remember why. Holy leg burn!!!!

This is The Wave if you’ve never heard of or seen it before. You can use it for cardio, weight training, and stretching. It’s pretty cool. Today I used it in the rocker position. If you flip it over you can use it as a step or an assist for stretching, which I did use to help stretch my calf, I’m dealing with a tight right calf that’s been nagging me for a few days now. But, anyway I was using The Wave in the rocking position, and rocked from side to side and then turned so that I could also rock front to back for 20 minutes while watching a little TiVo. 

Let’s just say that it may not look like much and when you first start you think oh this is so much fun I could do this forever, and after about 2 minutes your tune changes drastically. I like it because I definitely get a good sweat going on and there is no impact on the joints which is nice. Oh and let’s add in the amount of balance it takes. Stepping on and off require some serious balance and once you get it a Rockin’ be prepared.  No, I didn’t go flying off but I could see it happening. 

After 20 minutes of Rockin’ The Wave I hit the treadmill and was able to add the minute to my time. 

So, I had to do some changes to make up for the weather, but I still did something. I will have to fit 10 more minutes of something in today as I was planning on doing 30 minutes on the bike. However, I’m doing laundry and flipping the mattress today, so hmmm lugging the laundry to the washer and dryer, folding, putting it away, flipping the mattress, and remaking the bed should count as some form of exercise right? Yes? No? Maybe?

How is your week going are you meeting your goals?