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On my way home today, from two-ish wonderful weeks in China. I’ll have more later, including tales of our epic-cosplaying-at-the-Summer-Palace, but for now, Aimee posted pics at the HCC journal, click here
A few bitty thoughts…
A Starbucks, across the street from a Starbucks, in Shanghai.
Sled ride down from the Great Wall.
Mandatory tourist Terrifying Ride of Death(tm) pedicab/rickshaw
Lots of “unintentional exploring”
Finding awesome bakery on the last day (*cries*)
No cries of CURSE YOU FOR DISRESPECTING MY CULTURAL HERTITAGE DISHONOR ON YOUR COW for cosplaying at ancient historical landmark, woo!
Epic hair wars between j-rock wannabe boys on subway.
People didn’t really stare at us any more than they usually did on the subway, even though I was wearing a satellite dish on my head. But I got an excellent signal. Would you like to check your Facebook?
Not getting sick and no rain until the last day! woooooo! (unfortunately, though, ugh.)
$13 one hour foot massages. Almost every day. AWESOME.
Finding the fabric district on the second to last day. Omg. I’m taking about 30 pounds of brocade back. Omg.
Hanging out with
Sooooo…. I’ve actually been in China for the last week, lol. We flew out on Sunday (one of those lovely 36 hour-awake-days) to Shanghai and stayed with Marcus’ awesome family for a couple of days. Now we are in Beijing, and hitting all the touristy spots. Forbidden City yesterday, Great Wall today. I’ll try to type up something more involved so I remember all the amazingly awesome (and not surprisingly, a lot of unintentional exploring) things we are doing. LOTS of photos, wooooo!
Sooooo…. I joined an Insanity Challenge with some friends. For those who don’t know what Insanity is, here ya go.
Obviously, I’m not expecting to EVER have a twenty four pack body. However, it seemed like a fun way to stay motivated, plus not spend another million hours on the elliptical at the gym. I went into it knowing FULL well I’d either have pause the tape a million times, or do it VERRRYYYY SLOWLY.
Today was the first day.
I allotted 2 hours to get through the 40 minute program.
Step One: Warm Up
I knew there was a reason i haven’t done jumping jacks since about 8th grade. I think my boobs bounced over a foot (with a sports bra, mind you… but when you are a 40 DDD, sports bras are more of…. wishful thinking). I had to hold them after the first two. I could have put an eye out!
Step Two: Intervals
Hey…. this isn’t so bad. Okay, I need do it at 1/3 the speed, and kinda… shuffle back and forth instead of hopping, but hey, I can do this. Oh, wow, my face is really red and I’m really tired, huh? But hey, the girls in the video look about as miserable as I am, so I must be doing it right, right?
Step Three: Level One Drills Video here
Do two girly push ups.
Sit back on ankles.
Stare at screen in disbelief.
Walk forward on hands.
Do 1 1/2 girly pushups.
Watch them throw their legs from side to side.
Sit back on ankles.
Shift weight from side to side.
ALMOST THE SAME THING.