Today, I worked out for the first time in…a long time.
I did an exercise video. I know. That is so 1985, but it is way less humiliating than being the
first only one to pass out at a class at the gym.
First, I stopped at the Jacksonville Public library (one of my favorite places in the world) and picked up two videos. (This was after spending way too much time research videos on-line. I was stalling.)
I picked up a Jillian Michael’s 30 day Shred video and a Cindy Crawford video.
I started with Jillian. Big mistake. Even when she is nice, she seems mean. I did the stretching section of this video and then turned it off as soon as it got harder. I did not like getting “barked” at.
I did not give up though. I popped open the Cindy Crawford “A New Dimension” video and gave that a try. I am glad I did.
This video has three separate work outs. It is meant to help new moms ease back into shape and it was perfect for the non-athlete to get started. The first workout is only 10 minutes or so. The cardio only lasts 6 minutes and it is not going to get anyone’s heart rate up for very long, but that is OK. It was totally awesome to know that I had actually accomplished something, even if it was only the “dinky” workout.
After that, the second workout goes for about 20 minutes. It does get a little more aerobic, but it is very manageable.
I did not do the last workout which is closer to 40 minutes, but since I
enjoyed tolerated the first two, I might actually do the last workout tomorrow. For my friends who are exercise junkies or runners or athletes, this is not going to be a great video, but for me, it was perfect.
Yay for me!
As always, thank you for reading.