Thursday, August 19, 2010

Why am I so itchy??

All week I’ve been itching like crazy. I have a few red bumps (small ones) on my arms, back, and thighs but it doesn’t look like anything out of the ordinary. Not like bug bites or anything like that. Little red tiny little guys. My arms, legs, thighs, back, sides, shoulders…they all itch. And it’s been going on all week. What is up with that??

I managed to ignore the itching through my awesome lunchtime workout today. I brought the plank back into my life and I think it’s here to stay.


Have you tried doing these on a balance ball or bosu ball? Holy cow that is hard! However I think it’s hard enough on the floor. I did three rounds of planks (including side planks) with one round on the balance ball, one round on the bosu and one on the balance ball (all side planks were on the floor.)

I am a firm believer that there is no better workout for the core than planks. This is my opinion, I’m sure there are people who may disagree, but honestly-these things are bad ass.

I had 30 minutes to get in a good workout so here’s what I did:

First 1o minutes: Treadmill
5 minutes at 6.0 mph-
2 minutes 6.5 mph
2 minutes 7.0 mph
1 minute 6.0 mph

Next 5 minutes: Strength
Plank on balance ball-held for 30 seconds, side planks on floor, 30 seconds each side
Lunges/bicep curls with 5 pound weights-count of 20
Squats/arm rows with 5 pound weights-count of 12

Next 5 minutes: Treadmill
2 minutes at 6.5 mph
2 minutes 7.0 mph
:30 seconds 7.5 mph
:30 seconds walk

Next 5 minutes: Strength
Same as above, except planks were on the bisu ball (with one added on the floor at the end)

Next 5 minutes : Treadmill
2 minutes at 6.5 mph
2 minutes 7.0 mph
:30 seconds 7.5 mph
:30 6.0 mph
1 minute walk

The total time ended up being around 33 minutes.  I was able to get back to my desk exactly an hour after I left. Perfect.

Back to being itchy…I’m going to take some Benedryl in a few minutes to see if that helps. I’m wondering if I’m having an allergic reaction to something….

Happy Friday!


  1. oh no - do you think it is an allergic reaction perhaps?
    Great workout though! And yes - planks are awesome!

  2. Sometimes you can get an allergic reaction to new laundry detergent. That happends to me. Not fun! But I agree with Lisa, nice workout!