Friday, July 30, 2010
The other day I couldn't get to the gym. It was my strength training day and I was scheduled to burn 307 calories. I decided to try some SparkPeople videos.
First I did three of the cardio videos -- Jump Start, Bootcamp, and Kickboxing. It was good for a change, but it seemed like too much warm up and cool down. So, when I have the time I prefer longer videos. (Ten minute sessions are great when you only have 10 minutes or so. I used to waste time at the gym waiting for my classes to start. Now I jump on the elliptical or bike for 5 or 10 or 15 minutes!)
Then I did the 20 minute dumbbell workout, 20 minute stretch band workout, a 12 minute pilates workout, and several very short videos. They didn't seem hard and I didn't think I was getting much of a workout.
The next day was I surprised! Sore, sore, sore. I have worked out regularly at the gym for 5 months now and before that I had a challenging workout routine at home. I thought I was in pretty good shape and was doing a good total body workout. I hadn't had any sore muscles from working out for a long time. Well, surprise, I found muscles I didn't know I had using the SparkPeople videos. I will use them more often. Seems like they give me a workout without me even knowing it! -Marsha