On My New Workout Regimen, Olympics Inspiration and Getting Quicker
True story: the only running I usually ever do is when I’m going to catch a flight, because I am often running late for it. And working out has been my kryptonite since I graduated high school (in 2002). I am one of those who you might love to hate: skinny in spite of myself. My metabolism is faster than Flo Jo and I have certainly taken that for granted. Flo Jo was crazy fast! But you know who else is insanely quick? Allyson Felix.
Allyson is THAT girl in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when it comes to track & field. This girl’s a three-time Olympian and six-time medalist. She just runs and sprinkles her Black Girl Magic in the dust. I’m geeked to watch her races.
So, although I’m often running late to places, I’m not cool and composed like Allyson. After my running stints, I have to deal with subsequent wheezing fits, and it’s not a good look. I mean, I’d go jetting through the airport terminal only to get to the plane and spend fifteen minutes catching my breath. So pitiful. I might be built like a sprinter but that’s all smoke and mirrors.
But I’m changing all of that now and getting back into the groove and working out because I also want my heart to be healthy. I’m outchea tryna glide with ease in the air, just like Allyson! (More deets on this running experience below).
Don’t I look like I’m doing something in this pic?? I DO!
I figured it was time for me to stop playing these outta shape bald-headed games because I’m going to have a grueling fall schedule, with my book tour coming. Also, I realized that I would never achieve my goal of having a high, track booty and amazing legs if I don’t start working out. Shallowness might be the best drive.
My timing is perfect though because we’re in the Olympic season, and I’ve been following updates from the track & field athletes. What’s a better way to feel inspired than by watching some of the most fit and fastest people in the world congregate? It makes me feel like I really want to get my life together. Now, the fact that I have increased my push-up count from 2 to 8 since April, no longer impresses me.
So, here’s the deal, as I get my life and improve my fitness, I’ve partnered with Bounty the Quicker Picker Upper to talk about my journey. Why? Because Bounty is quick, and so is Allyson Felix – the Team USA athlete that Bounty is sponsoring. Believe it or not, running has actually been a part of my gym life. I literally run into the gym, eating a bagel before my sessions! Of course, you know I am using all this as an excuse to go shopping, so my gym shoe game has increased exponentially in the last few months. I keeps it clean with my Bounty paper towels that I carry in my gym bag.
Anywho, the folks at Bounty want to inspire us all to be quicker, and they put me through a workout, inspired by Allyson Felix. I ran, hopped and stretched one morning in Philadelphia to channel my inner bad ass. In the process, they captured me looking like an athlete. HA! Good times.
My challenge is to keep myself on point and on the path to really getting in shape. Because after this shoot, I was legit pooped. But I was also proud because for once, I could text my trainer and tell her that I actually worked out while on the road. YOU SEE ME, OUTCHEA!!!
Check out the spot I shot too, explaining my “Quick Tips” using Bounty.
Fun fact: anytime I am leaving the country, my mom folds about 30 Bounty paper towels and places them in my luggage. She uses the Bounty Select-A-Size with perforated sheets because it’s half the size of the normal paper towel and you know, we wanna save paper and all. So, she’ll usually tear off the smaller size for me. I laugh every single time, until I thank her from afar when they end up coming in useful.
I’m finding these quicker picker uppers really come in handy for handling some of the mess in my life. They’re seriously absorbent, like two times more absorbent than the average paper towel. And I know y’all know those paper towels I’m talking about, those weak ones where you have to rip off about 2 normal size sheets just to clean up a spill. So wasteful. Somehow, Bounty figured out how to create a trap & lock technology that absorbs the mess better than the others. It makes a difference!
Ok, so I’ve gone on about my quick tips. Anyone else using Bounty outchea? What are some other great Bounty Quick Tips you’ve experienced that I can start incorporating? Share with me in the comments!
Also, ask me in 3 months. I better be up to 10 pushups by then.
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by P&G and Bounty, sponsors of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. But as always, all opinions, thoughs and shenanigans are my own. I keep it 100 with y’all.