Friday, February 26, 2010
Boogied with Richard Simmons again today - with hubby just a few steps away in the kitchen. I was a bit self-conscious at first, but then just got into it. I was able to keep up better and last longer than yesterday. In fact, I did 15 consecutive mins and it was great. I sweated. yay!
Here's a few cool pts: hubby gave up watching Jerry Springer (one of his faves) so I could exercise just then. He's a big jokester, but he did not make fun of me once. He was doing some cooking while I was working out, and held off putting on the oven so I would not get overheated. So very considerate.
It is a great feeling to know that he's behind me and helping me to achieve success in his own way. I love that I WANTED to exercise today - not just doing it because. My streak of 4 consecutive days is alive and well. My body is thanking me for the extra attention. I am very pleased with myself. Woo hoo!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I got up early to go to the gym this a.m. -- but changed it around when it started to snow. I decided to stay in and down one of the dvd's I recently got - Richard Simmons Boogie Down the pounds (it's disco!).
First time on, I was not keeping up with his quick changes (well at least quick to me!) and I did about 10 mins of moving around and flailing my arms. I am sure it did not look graceful. Man I was wiped out. Not really sweating, but huffing and puffing. I shut it off and decided to come back to it.
That was a good idea actually. I did go back. (I wanted 30 mins of cardio today) and this was not cutting it by itself. I started it over and did much more of it, and even got the hang of a few steps and change-ups. I am convinced that each time I do it, I will be able to do more of it, and do it more gracefully.
I did not do the whole video but I did meet my 30 min goal for cardio today, and I did the stretching/cooldown portion also. Before the video, I had cranked up the heat to 70 in here, but afterwards, I dropped it back down. It gets toasty when you are jumping around. ha ha ha.
This makes 3 continuous days of cardio for me. The fact that I am building consistency with working out for me is a huge step forward. I am beating back my "can't do" former tude, to oh yes, I can. I am pretty thrilled with myself.
Here's a funny note to self: Suddenly doing cardio - makes me happy.
I feel good!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Surprising realization to me: I am not just changing on the outside; I am changing on the inside.
I am seeing myself differently. The thought of this just stopped in my tracks. I am feeling so much better about myself. I am not feeling sorry for myself. Okay, right now, the theme from Rocky just floated through my head, but I am getting stronger, I am having more faith in me, and I am feeling comfortable in my own skin. Whoa. I am amazed, and enjoying it. :)
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