Did You Guys Forget our DOUGIE Challenge? Oh Hey, So Did We!
We totally screwed the pooch on this one! We never announced the winner of our “It’s Not Exercise, It’s Fun” Challenge—and not for lack of participation on your part. We’d picked our favorite stories (there were several), and then we… um, forgot. And theeeen we got a little embarrassed for waiting so long! But we know better than to have shame in front of you guys at this point: It’s not like we haven’t all shared some of our dirtiest secrets (remember this and this?).
So, thank you to Beka for reminding us in the comments a few days ago. Might we add that Beka was actually shortlisted as a winner for her hilarious exercise experience. A little excerpt from the email she first sent us….
Due to finances and lack of childcare, I couldn’t do any fitness classes, so I had to find dvds I could do at home. I started with Netflix’s instant watch and found “The Situation Workout” featuring none other than the Situation (from Jersey Shore?). I gave it about 10 minutes of a try but just couldn’t do it…”
“Call me crazy, but I can’t take an instructor seriously when he says “look how my girl is bent over… that’s just how I like her!”
Ah-mazing. But since Beka already happened to have won the earlier Clean Makeup Challenge (by random selection), we decided to award Jessica of Stockbridge with the MiBra prize. Jessica opted for a belly dancing class and it sounds like she (and her husband) got a real kick out of it. Also the bra—which features a secret pocket for your iPod—will be perfect if she wants to practice at home without disturbing anyone with her tunes. There’s some bi-winning for ya.
Funnily, just this weekend a friend of mine introduced me to a new workout—a little exercise class called Piloxing. Yeah, it sounds silly—it’s a dance, boxing, pilates hybrid—but I had the best time doing it. Also, the class was so positive and full of supportive female energy that there was no room for embarrassment. Who knew that I’d get so into jumping around to club music while throwing air punches and learning basic dance choreography. Also, who knew I could sweat that much. A far cry from my usual hatha yoga at home!
Have you ladies stuck to the exercises you tried for the challenge? Has anyone tried something new they love of late?