Happy Wednesday Duuudes!
And what a wonderful Wednesday it is. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. And it’s only 6:30 in the morning! It’s a curse I’m this chipper this early. Why can’t I simply be tired and miserable before coffee?!
Since I’m in a music mood after seeing Keith this weekend. I’m going to Cut + It + Out on the WIAW post for today and bring you back to a simpler time. A time where skip-its replaced cell phones. And everything was written in glitter gel pens. And I was destined to be the white female version of Boyz In Da Hood…
Yeah I’m talking about the 90s, baby! Technically I just made the cusp of being an 80s child, but my life definitely revolved around Spice Girls, Clarissa Explains It All, and Gushers.
Throwing out those Spice Girl gang signs. Girl Power 4 Lyfe!
I always think, “oh yeah the 90s. That was only like 10 years ago.”
Aannnttt. Wrong! We’re talkin’ more like 20 sista. You’re not 14 no mo. Womp. Womp.
I’ve changed up my exercise routine yet again (big surprise) to focus more on a lot of walking mixed with high intensity/short duration workouts. Here’s roughly what my week’s worth looks like:
Monday: 15-20 minute Tabata Circuit
Tuesday: 60 minute walk or bike ride
Wednesday: 20 minute Sprint Intervals (4 min. warm-up,3o sec. all out sprint, 90 sec walk x 8)
Thursday: Kettlebells & Eccentric Training
Friday: 60 minute walk or 30 minute jog
Saturday: Kettlebells & Eccentric Training
Sunday: Yoga + walk or jog
Now I say roughly. This schedule changes by the minute, but just to give you an idea about what workouts I’m into now. 2 days of weights. One day of sprints. And walks most days if possible. And when I feel the need to jog it out to de-stress or because I’m feeling it I do. Sprints on the other hand, SUCK. In a good way though. You only have to run like Ryan Gosling is holding the last jar of peanut butter in the world for 30 seconds at a time. Sounds easy right?
I think there’s more sweat than hair behind that headband.
So what’s a girl to do with the lackluster (rhymes with Blockbuster. Remember that gem?!) choice of tunes out there? Yeah you guessed it. 90s.
And I’ve here to share the tunes that will pump you up and knock you down at the same time because now you feel old as hell. How is this “old school” now?! You mean Spice Girls and Hanson are going to be “oldies” soon?! Blasphemy.
“Jump Around” -House of Pain
“Whoomp! (there it is)” -Tag Team
“Men In Black” -Will Smith
“Show Me Love” -Robin S.
“Be My Lover” -La Bouche
“I Like To Move It (Erick “More” Club Mix)” -Reel to Real
“C’mon ‘N Ride It (the train)” – Quad City DJs
“Boom Boom Boom” -Outhere Brothers
“Ready To Go” -Republica
“1-2-3-4 (sumthin’ new)” -Coolio
Or you can hop over to Spotify for the playlist.
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I think Richard Simmons is going to be “Sweatin’ to the 90s” pretty soon.
I boogied on down even when I was a youngin’. I think I was born with dancin shoes.
And that’s how I got married at age 6. Married to my tap shoes that is. For a year then we broke up so I could be with my true love of shoes with wheels built into them. Remember those?! Sooo kewl.
But don’t let that innocent face fool you. I could keep those feet movin and bottles poppin’ all night until I eventually passed out wherever I felt like it.
Heading to the beach for the last bit of Summer and fresh lobster? Check out my post on Everything You Need to Know About Lobster to learn the best way to pick, cook, and eat one!
Make it a great day!
What’s your favorite decade of music?
Who was your favorite singer of the 90s? Spice Girls!