this past week, ken and i have been killing some two-a-days, which has been fine in the morning, but kind of tough at night. in the morning, we’ll do a bit of cardio and all of our strength training for the day, and then come back for another hour and a half of cardio. uhhhh… it gets boring. quick.
first of all, we work out at planet fitness (kind of by default, i canceled my other gym membership a while back and had this one “lying around” since they offer tanning), where they do not have the cardio equipment i want (stairmaster, jacob’s ladder, rowing machine), so i’m kind of limited. since my foot injury, i’m way over the bike (that’s all I could do). listen, i love spinning as much as the next gal…but who is spinning to their headphones, by themselves, at planet fitness? not me… so basically… my time on the bike equals a numb ass and a boring workout. i’ve never been a fan of the elliptical either.i’ve always been able to do a lot more on the elliptical for a lot longer which tells me it’s too easy. so…. my cardio (except for the weekends) consists of the MOST boring piece of cardio equipment out there…. the treadmill.
PF has a crap ton of treadmills, too, and, because they know how boring they are, have equipped all of their machines with televisions. well that would be great and all except for my headphones don’t work in the little contraption (iphone 5 headphones… i have to hold them at a weird angle to hear anything but screechy sounds).
so I’ve worn out my hulu plus and netflix memberships. every episode of felicity? watched. caught up on law & order: svu? check. what does that leave now? a kind of boredom that no amount of HIIT could save me from. i mean, i’ve taken to watching spring training baseball on WGN (who cares about the cubs, by the way?) while listening to pandora…who consistently gets it wrong.
finally- i figured out what i needed to get pumped: an awesome, kick-ass playlist! what to put on this playlist??? we could go with some poppy dance numbers (think ke$ha, katy perry and rihanna) OR we could take it back…way back. back to when music was the best it’s ever been. when teenage boys and girls began their careers together, in groups, putting out album after album of gibberish set to a catchy beat. and that time, my friends, was the late 90s.
now, if you were not a 10-14 year-old girl in the late 90s, you probably didn’t realize there was some serious stuff happening in music back then. the entire nation was divided. bsb or nsync? britney or xtina (she didn’t go by that back then, by the way)? no self-respecting girl could be a fan of both! EW! me? i was a bsb girl all the way. uhhhh kevin and brian were both from kentucky AND they had aj. that’s pretty much all i need to say right?
for those of you not familiar, justin timberlake was GROSS back then (WHAT was happening with that hair?)
they had Joey FAT-one (I know, not nice, but still), and that weird guy (talk about gross hair).
the only guy worth anything in their group was lance, and he turned out to be gay. clearly—bsb was the right choice. the only thing that sucked about picking sides, is that sometimes, nsync put out a song i kind of liked, and i definitely could not let on that i did! DUH.
but now…long after my backstreet boys poster has been thrown away and my dance moves to britney’s “autumn goodbye” forgotten (yeah—def not a christina fan back then, either!)… i can listen to both! yaya!!! prepare to have your world rocked. do yourself a favor and download this playlist… and then go kick some ass!!!
oh- and if you forgot… 98 degrees happened back then, too (and are apparently trying to happen again…LOL). ken turned me on to this HILARIOUS buzzfeed article about one of the two members who weren’t lacheys. enjoy. (seriously click here… i almost died laughing.)