Two workouts today! And they could not have been more different.
First, in the late morning: HIIT in my stairwell and living room. I live in a 2nd floor unit with a set of stairs and a door out on the ground level. Jumping around in the main part of the house means things wobble scarily, so I use the 3x3foot landing in front of the door to do my butt kicks, squats, step-ups (convenient! stairs are right there!) and save the mat stuff for upstairs. Today, though, the area by the drafty door was so cold my toes went numb. Anyway, I intended to set up 4 sets of 6 1 minute intervals (and planned it all out) but instead I set up 6 sets of 4. I guess running up the stairs to get to the mat for the next exercise is part of the workout.
In the evening, I prepared the yoga video. Consort was complaining of a headache, and I started setting up for just me, but then he was shoving furniture aside and grabbing a mat for himself. “There’s always something. If I make excuses all the time, I’ll never do anything.” (So proud!)
Today was hip openers with Jessamyn, a straightforward practice. Lots of sun salutations, lunges of various kinds, figure 4s, and wide squats. I enjoyed it, but Consort still says it’s too fast. Does anyone have a good suggestion for a beginner-level, very slow, break-it-down video I can use the next rest day? I think he just wants to get an idea of what the poses are supposed to look and feel like (and he really doesn’t want to have me demo them, I guess, though I’d be happy to).