Plopping myself in front of the TV for hours isn't something I do regularly, but I'm making an exception for the Oscars on Sunday. I love watching the glitz and glam and always hope for teary, heartfelt acceptance speeches from the winners. This year, I'm mixing up my sitting and munching routine with a fun, calorie-burning game.
The "Oscar-Winning Workout" was created by Bethany Lyons of Crunch in NYC and published in the February issue of Fitness magazine. Use the suggestions as guidelines and get creative with your own rules for the game.
- Do fast feet every time someone thanks his or her mom: "Run in place, moving feet quickly, for 10 seconds. Then jog in place with knees high for 10 seconds. Repeat series three times."
- Do tricep dips every time the camera cuts to a celebrity who's not amused by the host's joke: "Sit on the edge of a chair with hands beside hips, with legs slightly extended and feet together on floor; slide butt off seat. Bend elbows, lowering butt toward floor; straighten arms. Do 10 reps."
- Do high plank every time the orchestra cuts off a verbose speaker: "Get into push-up position and hold for one minute."
See two of my ideas when you read more.
- Do 10 squat jumps every time a reporter asks "Who are you wearing tonight?" during the red carpet segment.
- Do 20 bicycle crunches every time the camera flashes to Oscar-nominated sweethearts Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
What are your ideas?