Bastard scooters

A headache set in around 6th period today.

Maybe it was the kids. Maybe it was the weather. All I know is by the time I arrived at Orange Theory for my 5:30 workout, I was mentally begging Josh to go easy on us. Unfortunately, he had a killer of a workout up his sleeve that involved those damn scooters. If there’s any piece of workout equipment that I hate more than medicine balls, it’s those scooters. I used to love them when I was a kid; sitting and rolling around on them at P.E class.. But as a 33 year old? I hate them. They’re a core punishing torture device that I don’t care to use.

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No I don’t want to put my feet on them and do exhausting knee tucks.

No I don’t want to put my fore arms on them and lean forward as my ass sticks up in the air.

No I don’t want to do pushups as the plastic handles dig into my hands.

What piece of workout equipment do you love to hate?

After my whine session I did manage to burn 430 calories, and my headache slowly started to fade as I finished up my rowing session. Although it did rear it’s ugly head a few hours later, I nipped it with some comforting soup (and 2 Advils). Here’s the recipe.

Mexican chicken soup

4 cups chicken stock/broth
15oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 tsp paprika
1 can black beans, drained
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp cumin
1/2 cayenne pepper
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
2 cups of shredded chicken (from a pre-made rotisserie works well!)
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Toppings: chopped fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, plain greek yogurt

In a deep pot saute onions until soft. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, seasonings and chicken. Simmer on medium heat, covered, for 15-20 minutes. Serve with toppings (optional, but scrumptious!).

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