15 Air squats
20 Leg lifts
Repeat this circuit as many times as possible in 20 minutes!
50 Hallow holds
Last week I was challenged by one of my professors to attempt the solitude challenge, 30 minutes disconnected from everything and everyone. At first I thought it would be easy, no cell phone, computer, or TV, not a problem I figured I would just hit the gym, go for a run, listen to some music, and doodle, but boy was I wrong. Every single one of those activities was on the list of activities I could not do.
So, I closed my laptop, checked my emails, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram one last time, and set my timer for 30 minutes.
1 minute and 30 seconds go by and I am faced with my first distraction. My roommate. She had just gotten home and of course wanted to talk.
5 minutes later she was gone. I reset my timer and started the challenge again.
I spent the first 2 minutes looking at the walls in my room, looking at the pictures I’ve hung up. That did not keep me amused for very long. Then I found myself singing my in my head… which was pretty random. I just kept repeating one line over and over because it was the only line from the song I knew!
I heard people walking up and down the hall, going in and out of apartments. Then the thinking started.
I started making a list in my head (since I could not have pen/paper during the challenge) of everything I had to get done by Monday (mostly homework). Then I started thinking about applying for jobs (a bittersweet task of being a senior), which led me to think about what happens next.
Where will I work?
Where will I live?
Am I going to move home?
What if I don’t have a job?
Why is graduation approaching so darn fast!?
I was then at the 17 minute mark and my phone starts vibrating. It was upside down next to me in bed so that I would not be able to see the screen. I just wanted to pick it up and see who had texted me. What if it was important? However, I resisted the temptation. I was more than halfway through, there was no failing now!
I spent the last 13 minutes thinking of everything I had to get done, setting goals, and waiting for my timer to go off!
It finally did and I was so relieved.
I must say it was a very interesting 3o minutes. It has become so normal to be connected all the time that we sometimes forget what it’s like to be disconnected.
I suggest you try the 30 minute solitude challenge! Tell me about your experience completing the solitude challenge in the comment box below!
I have been studying for my organizational leadership midterm for HOURS, and I just can’t do it anymore! So I decided to do a quick little work out to get the blood flowing (and hopefully find a little more motivation to study). I am REALLY trying to get my legs smaller and more defined so I picked a leg workout I could do right in my bedroom!
30 walking lunges
20 jump squats
30 side lunges
50 glute kickbacks
Repeat 3 times!
Wednesday is workout day for the Southern New Hampshire University women’s lacrosse team! The incredible Coach P creates our workouts for us! To keep things interesting the workout is different each week. Our warm up this week used Tabata training techniques (timed sets of as many reps as you can do).
Here’s what we did today!
7 sets of 7 burpees and 7 air squats
It was an AWESOME work out! Try it I dare you 🙂