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The Floor Next to My Bed

This is what the floor by my bed looks like:


From top to bottom:

  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer – because I am a total sucker for Edward Cullen
  • Putin’s Russia by Anna Politkovskaya – because my sister is obsessed with Putin (and Russia) and we both enjoy talking politics (I know….feel free to roll your eyes)
  • Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling – because Harry has been in my life before I could even read English properly
  • Freakonomics by by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner – because my sister is studying Econs and because I can be extremely vain and materialistic

Some of the residents of my abode find it extremely weird that I read several books at ones. There are a few conditions that apply that they are not aware of:

  1. I would never do this with a book that I am very much into and have never read before (read: I have read the Saga and Harrys about a million times. Putin and Freakonomics are just okay, so I am taking it easy)
  2. I don’t read it as thoroughly as I would for a first/second/third time reads. I mainly focus on parts I liked the most
  3. I can afford to do this just because I am on holiday. When I am working, its one book at a time. I need my order!

Speaking of holiday, this is my first day off, and I am already going crazy. If I wasn’t enslaved the majority of the day with cleaning around the house and grocery shopping, I would probably call my boss and ask if I could still come in. It is so weird. During the week I always can’t wait for the weekend and feel so tired, but I guess I do like work and I do like my schedule!

So today I decided to follow the Insanity calendar:

Insanity workout sheet

Plyometric Cardio Circuit

Holy crow. Katie was just so right. These are kick-ass. I have to stop every once in a while because it is that hard! My heart rate does not go below 160 BPM (besides stretching/cool down). Also, I am really feeling my hamstrings, abdominals and my entire upper body! Ouch!

I would definitely not recommend this program to anybody who has not been working out for quite some time (I’d say at least 6 months). It is THAT hard.

Loads of jumping involved, pushups, mountain climbers, wall climbers, basketball jumps…I can’t help but smile though through this workout. I really like it, despite the fact that I feel like I am going to die. And I am amazed how Shaun T, the instructor, is able to pronounce whole, coherent sentences during it.


Alright. Your turn now. What literature treasures are laying next to your bed? Oh, and just for the record, my favourite book is Wuthering Heights. There. I said it.



2 responses

  1. YIPPPE FOR Twilight Series, HPotter and INSANITY!

    I did Cardio Power + Resistance at lunch today, totally kicked my butt!

    Love it though!

    Next week is our recovery then we move into max workouts, I am excited and scared for them!

    December 22, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    • MNG

      I am surprised at how many push ups I was able to do! I mean, my form isn’t that good, but I was totally motivated to do them. Beachbody isn’t disappointing!

      December 22, 2009 at 11:36 pm

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