Like many geeky girls, I watch a fair amount of tv. It’s especially bad when you’re trying to play catch-up on some really good shows you missed or couldn’t watch. Most of the time, I also do computer stuff or I work on my crafting. But sometime last winter, I began “Operation Buffy and Geeky” (or “Geek and Buffy” 😉 ).
It’s very simple, each night that I watch a tv show that’s at least an hour long, I try to do 100 crunches. If I’m in the mood, I tack on planks or lift weights. I was already trying to elliptical at least 3 times a week (schedules, cramps, and a foot injury sometimes interfere, but ProfX runs nearly every day so I have someone to do it with), but the November foot injury left me unable to walk for a week and then unable to run for months. So I decided to do the next best thing and get toned.
I don’t have it down to a perfect ritual yet, some nights I don’t think about it and some nights I don’t want to. But I’m not pushing myself on it since I will do it a fair amount of the time. Doing it is better than not doing it.
Someday I’d like to have a machine in the house so that a) we don’t have to use our apartment complex’s tiny, sketchy & smelly exercise room and b) I can get in the ellipticalling while watching tv shows. As it is now, I listen to fast or intense music (often metal) on my iPod.
Yesterday, Rosalind from Girls Are Geeks wrote suggestions to geekify your workout. I especially liked her one about getting dice involved. I could see numbering a set of 4 post-crunch options and then rolling the d4 for an exercise and a d20 for reps. The geek in me finds that exciting. Check out her post for other ideas!