I promised this workout ages ago. It’s not like I could have forgotten to do this one, though. For your nerd and workout needs – I present to you, the River Song Inspired Workout. Yes, hello sweetie. I don’t want to say toooo much about River Song in case any of you are (woefully) behind on your Who or are just really late to this game. She hates spoilers, and man her plot is so good, you don’t want to spoil it for anyone. Here is a quick video to give you the gist, with enough vagueness to not give away too much..
River is very feminine while remaining very able to kick some serious butt. She shoots at the Silence, the Daleks, tricks prison guards, you name it. Here is a workout I think reflects her actions and personality.
15 rounds 10 seconds rest 50 seconds on
Squat kicks – hone her ability to kick attackers of all sorts and alien origin (and make her legs look even better in heels) 14 / 17 / 18
High knees – run away from attackers, explosions, run towards the TARDIS to escape 134 / 132 / 136
Side plank right leg lifts- to be able to crouch down and shoot, also strengthen the legs and core more for those high heels 18 / 18 / 17
Side plank left leg lifts 15 / 15 / 16
Superwomans – give you some core strength when you are sailing through space to land in the TARDIS, which happens weirdly often 15 / 18 / 18
Get down in squat, keeping back straight and not letting your knees go over your toes, then lift up and kick one leg up. One rep. Kick the other leg next time.
Drive your knees up as fast and far as you can. Each knee up is one rep.
Side plank right leg lift
So I goofed up on the photo taking of this and did another exercise accidentally. Sorry!! Anyway, you get in a side plank, with your right leg on top towards the ceiling. Lift your leg up towards to ceiling, keeping your core tight in side plank. Each leg up is one rep.
Side plank left leg lift
The same thing, with the left leg going towards the ceiling
Lie flat on the ground, then reach up all your limbs as far as you can, using your core muscles. Each lift is one rep.
Disclaimer: Careful sweetie! Do this at your own risk, ask your doctor, etc etc
I got a new sports bra today at Target and it’s super neon. Exciting! I can tell a difference with how my body looks with the not eating so great recently… so here again we are pushing towards the last drive for summer and DragonCon 2012. My co-worker Dea and I were talking about a costume idea today, which I’m really excited about.
Unfortunately, my leg started hurting up again about halfway through this workout. Super bummer. I really hope this whole leg thing is not going to put a wrench into my getting fitter plan. I just had to stop doing the reps because even the reptile pushups were hurting. Groan.
So here is the workout. It’s 21 minutes like the last one. I, of course, did not do the full 21 minutes. Again. Bummer.
3 rounds of 7 exercises
Set your interval timer!
21 rounds, 10 seconds off, 50 seconds active. My scores are not good, even before my leg started hurting.
Star Jump 18 / 12 / 9
Superman 18 / 20 21
High Knees 120 / 124 / -
Pushup reptile 10 / 11 / 4
Mountain Climbers 65 / 85 / -
Dips 11 / 15 / -
Bicycle 60 / 34 (started doing crunches because my leg started hurting) / -
Pushup – reptile
Disclaimer: I am not an expert, do at your own risk, ask your doctor.