I Don’t Wanna and You Can’t Make Me (AKA The Tantrum Workout)

It is a cold, miserable, rainy Monday here in NJ, and I’m running on about 5 hours of sleep and a lot of emotions. Last night the hubs and I saw Interstellar and well, they may as well have just named it Sob Uncontrollably Along With Matthew McConaughey for Three Straight Hours,Β because holy wow. Without spoiling it, I’ll just say that relativity is a heartless BITCH. I’m so drained from going on that emotional roller coaster ride (even though it was *just* a movie, I still get into those things!), crying, and lack of sleep that I’m having a hard time working up the Ooof to work out. And frankly, I’m about to throw a tantrum.

anigif_enhanced-9815-1411488245-3Am I the only one who has to suppress the urge to throw a full-on, punch-the-ground, wailing fit in moments like these? Seriously. I just want to lay down on the ground and kick because I have no desire to get up out of this desk chair, strip out of my comfy clothes and put on cold workout gear, go out into the rain, drive an hour to get to the gym, and then move my body for another hour, only to go home and have to change out of those clothes, shower off, make dinner, finish some laundry, and do it all over again tomorrow.

When I think too much about the monotony of it all, I get kind of existential. Every day is exactly the same.

Or is it?

Maybe I’ll try something different today. I’m going to go get changed, and I’m going to the office gym instead, which is just one flight of stairs below me. It’ll probably be empty, which means that I can do whatever I want. And since what I want to do is lay down and punch the floor, maybe that’s what I’m gonna do.

You heard me right: I’m gonna make the Tantrum a new workout craze.

I mean, look at little mama up there! She’s working it. Every part of her body is in motion there. Legs and arms outstretched and flailing – done for about 10-15 minutes straight, I can see that taking some serious core strength. Add some wailing and you’re getting a cardiovascular workout from the deep breaths you need to take – bada bing, bada boom: you’ve got yourself a full-body workout in 15 minutes!

What say you? Should I copyright The Tantrum (c)? Or like lilΒ  mama up there, do you think I really just need a nap? πŸ˜‰

4 thoughts on “I Don’t Wanna and You Can’t Make Me (AKA The Tantrum Workout)

  1. I think it’s worth a shot… clearly lots of muscles are being used there! Just maybe try it out on a softer, drier surface than leaf-covered bricks. That just seems unpleasant πŸ˜‰

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