Monday, December 28, 2009
It all started a couple of months ago when I ordered some Sweatin with the Oldies DVD's. I saw some other great deals on different exercise DVD's on Ebay and I now have a slew of them. Each day, I'm challenging myself to do a new one. Let's just say it's been hilarious.
First of all, I can see why some of these were so inexpensive. I know some of these people are famous and I won't mention names as not to put anyone down. But they look like they are recorded in someone's garage or backyard.
I know that I don't have to be the workout leader's best friend, but I have to connect with the person on some level in order to enjoy the routine. It's a bit like enjoying dining out and part of the positive experience is the server.
I do like Leslie Sansone, and Richard Simmons makes me smile at the pure abandon of the dancing, but some of the people on these other DVD's are too much. There is one who shouts as a normal tone of voice during the entire hour. Another who is bigger than I am and supposed to be a role model.
It makes me wonder how they imagine, in the cardio segments, one is supposed to be a mind reader when the footwork looks like preparation for a movie requiring a choreographer. And in some of the exercise routines, it reminds me of the game Twister. Where do they dream up all of these contortions?
Okay, I'm really not digging DVD's and after I go through them all, I will probably wind up with the basics like Sansone again. And outdoor walking with home dumbbells and elliptical thrown in.
During tonight's workout, this particular trainer said, "now don't let those elbows touch down." No? I thought that was the way it was supposed to be. I'm lost. And I won't even go into what the Tae Bo DVD's are like. At least the one I already suffered through, and one scheduled for tomorrow. Why do I do this to myself, I ask. Because, hey, they were such a bargain. Remember?
After all is said and done, I guess I'm having fun. I just have to change my definition of fun.
Have a good day, friends.