Friday, November 21, 2008

Photo Friday and Cheating at the Gym.

So today is photo Friday, head on over to NikeMom if you want to participate, but this is something that would be found at my desk...

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Yup, that's my 24 hour fitness class calendar, directly next to the coupons I cut out for a Free Grilled Chicken Tortilla Roll from El Pollo loco and oh yes, above that some Chili Cheese Fries coupon from Wienerschnitzel... Hey when a girls on a budget.. Don't judge me!
Next is the calendar I've made to map out what the post for the 26.2 Christmas List is going to be every day.
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And you people thought I was messing around. Okay, I admit, yes, I have OCD.

So you all want to know what I did at the gym during Amp'd Abs. Well I was thinking that it would be great if I could somehow take the class home with me so I wouldn't work out my abs only two days a week at the class. I have a voice recorder for the interviews that I must do for the writing team I'm on and I was talking with my co-worker about recording the class. Then we were wondering how to connect that to a computer and transfer it into my itunes so I could put it on my ipod. Then us little techies (him more than I) realized there is an application for the iphone that I could use. Idicto to be exact. I downloaded it, for 99 cents, and we did a few little trial runs, coming to the conclusion that I would RECORD the amp'd abs class, and then the teacher would just think it was my phone on my mat.

So I got to class, grabbed my mat and set up shop in the front of class. I set up my phone pressed record, and IT WORKED! I recorded the whole class so now I can do the workout at home too. I tried it the next morning and besides about 30 seconds I can totally understand and remember everything. Also the class is starting to kick my butt. Seriously. Two days in a row is too much! But now I can do it one day on the weekend and one more day during the week. I feel kind of bad for recording it, but also, the class has been different every time I've gone, which is at a whopping 4 times, but I feel like I can do different workouts every day for my abs once I record more. Yup, I said it, I'm going to record more. I pay for the gym and the classes are free. I shouldn't feel bad.

Now I can work out on my own and do the class whenever I want. Since I quite possibly might have an addiction to exercise, I've already done the class twice since I recorded it. Today is my day off running, but tomorrow I'm super excited to go to Mt. Sac for the CIF Southern Section Finals tomorrow, which a girl I coached last year is competing in. She was (and still is) my star little pupil. I hate to admit it, but I love coaching, I love going to the races and would be at them every weekend if I could. That is so nerdy of me, but it's the truth. I'll let you know how she places, because if she does well she could be onto the State Finals. Please say a prayer for her! She needs some extra support, especially running unattached and kind of being unmotivated since basketball season has started and she is still running.

After my recording of Amp'd Abs, I then started thinking craziness that I should record an exercise video and make millions. Then I realized that was ridiculous.

Also with everyone talking about the economy, I realized a solution, you can just become poor like me, and then you'll feel really good about yourself. Since college, and landing a high paying (cough!) job, I've had the most money I've had in my entire life. Seriously, a whopping like 2Gs in my bank account and lemme tell you people, I'm feeling good! Just get rid of your money and every cent you make seems like a thousand dollars. You should pay me for all this knowledge. :)

So go out, record your gym classes, and have a great weekend to all you racers! :) Especially you phillianites, and those of you in taper, keep going your almost there!

PS. I still recommend the hatphones x 400

xoxo

17 comments:

Melanie said...

WHAT a terrific idea to record the class! I'm wishing I had a recording of it. It sounds terrific!

Marlene said...

Very resourceful.. hmm, maybe I should do that... but I'd probably STEP on my phone in any of my classes.

I WANT HATPHONES! I am on a mission.

Have a fab weekend!

BeachRunner said...

Clever... and sneaky. Maybe you should be working a job with Homeland Security. :)

chia said...

You might be my new aerobi-geek hero :-)

J said...

You are too funny! I would never be able to get up the nerve to record a class lol!

Have a good weekend!

Jenn said...

That's brilliant!

You could even sell copies out of your trunk. ;)

Julianne said...

Recording your ab class is a great idea!! I totally need an iPhone!!!

Man, 2Gs in the bank? That would make me feel rich, too! ;-)

Just Me said...

Good call recording it so you can take it with you whenever you want to do them. Okay so I need the dirt, Im a member of 24 and they offer that class here, is ita killer? Im terrified I will get in there and look like a moron

X-Country2 said...

Genuis!

Oh, and I totally ordered the purple Nike hat last night based on your awesome review. I'm waaaay excited about it. :o)

With Love from New Orleans said...

You are so thrifty!!

Denise said...

What's the 26.2 calendar?

Burger said...

I wish I were as practical as you. But I quite enjoying spending money that I don't have.

(I write this wearing a monocle and a top hat while eating lobster and caviar...in my low-rent apartment)

runjen said...

That is hilarious and brilliant at the same time. I'm actually envious! I wish I knew the routine so I could beg you to send me the audio. LOL.

I just sent my mom the hat link. It best be under my tree come Christmas! mwhahahaha!

ECrunnergirl said...

Very creative girl! Way to do your "homework" after class :>

Marcy said...

LOL!! You are a crafty one, chica! Crafty, crafty!!

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

Photobucket worked! Thank you so much! And I can't wait to read the 26.2 christmas list :)

HangryPants said...

Ha - No judgement - coupons are coupons!