A few years ago, when some major changes were being made in my life, I took the initiative to finally get a gym membership and try to get fit. I did it for a few reasons, but mainly because I wanted to be healthy so I could live as long as I could with my boys. Since then, I've really grown fond of fitness. However, food gets in the way.
I love to be at the gym. When I first got my membership, I was going 4-5 times a day for at least 2 hours a day. Went from 235ish down to 195 in about 4 months. Sadly, since then, I've gained it all back. My lawyer said that during the divorce (still ongoing) I shouldn't be coming home from the work and then taking the boys to the gym where they're being taken care of by others in daycare, I should be spending my time with them. So now I only go once a week. (That's not the cause of me gaining my weight back though, it's mostly my poor diet dictated by finances...and hunger.)
However, I might have found a fix for that. While I was binge watching House last night, I came upon this tweet by SB Nation, our parent site:
Also, this goes hand in hand with what MFTheBoourns is doing:
Using an unnatural love of Pistons basketball to get yourself in the best shape of your life – For every Pistons game I watch this season, I’ll be doing so from the comfort of a Nordic Track Treadmill. I’ll be walking and running through every game I can watch and the hope is that with 3-4 games a week, I’ll be getting myself back into fit and trim shape by Christmas. Even if I only walk and run for the first half, that’s roughly 1 hour of exercise 3-4 times a week.
I tried it on Sunday with football and was surprised at how easy it is to watch 8 games of football on NFL Game Mix on DirecTV AND run 4 miles in 40 minutes.
by The Boourns on Oct 27, 2014 | 2:20 PM
So, I decided to make one for our season with the Pistons:
Let's call this Piston Powe.............Piston Pumped!!!
I tried mimicking SB Nation's situations as closely as I could. With that in mind, there's some on here that won't get used that often. I don't think I've ever heard "Martin" mentioned during a Pistons game. Tom Gores is normally sitting in seats, not a suite (I just liked how they put it, so I kept it). Obviously, we'll only see the Usher in home games. We will likely only see NBA Cares commercials and ESPN signs during our nationally televised games (two scheduled this year, but if we have a winning record, that could change).
Now, remember, use proper form on these exercises. I don't want anyone getting hurt. On your squats, your knees aren't supposed to go past your toes and you're supposed to put your butt back like you're sitting in a chair. For burpees, I say go all out: Jump up, go down to plank, do a push-up, then bring the legs back in and repeat. Also, push yourself on the push-ups and planks, don't drop to the knees.
Depending on how many games I'm able to watch all the way through, and how many game recaps I write, I will try to include what exercises would have been performed. I'm praying that Josh Smith doesn't have us doing 100+ squats alone by himself.
For anyone not looking to get fit, continue those bicep curls with your favorite IPAs and candy bars.