Wednesday, March 24, 2010
It has come to my attention that I'm not being as robust in these musings as I was at the begining of the project, and I blame trying to squeeze the writing in the evening before bed. There have been times when I was already in bed and realized that I hadn't written anything that day and got up to write something quickly. To that end I've decided that I will write about the preceding days events the next day, when I'm fresh. Or as fresh as I get.
So yesterday, I got up early and did Foundation from the Project You series by Kathy Smith. In general I like Kathy. In the not too distant past I had attempted to do this program as prescribed for 12 weeks. I think I lasted roughly 3 weeks. I'm not sure I even made it past the Foundation workout. I can do this workout in my sleep, you can make it more challenging by adding arm movements and what not which I generally do, and choreography wise it's super simple, like Leslie Sansone. I didn't love it though. I suspect that's why I had so much trouble sticking to it when I tried it before. It's basic cardio steps, knee ups, heel digs, there is also a slightly awkward kickboxing section. The best part for me is the mambo section because I love that step, but in general this didn't do it for me.
When I came home last night I did Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds Super Fat Burning 3 Mile. This uses the walk away weights and was the last untried workout on this DVD (which includes 2 others). If I'm being honest, I prefer the Leslie workouts that use no gadgets. If I want weights I will do a weight training workout. If I want a stretchy band, I have workouts for those too, and I dread the walk belt as it moves around too much and my arms are on the short side so I have to hold the band instead of the cushy handle. :( I decided to get rid of this whole DVD, for those reasons, and because I have other, more enjoyable Leslie workouts that don't require anything but my feet and a pair of sneakers.
I finished up early enough to do more, but decided to take it easy because I felt a little like I had been pushing too hard lately, and my body needed a break. I regret today not having done any yoga last night because now my achilles is bothering me again, and when I do yoga regularly it doesn't, although it could have been good lately due to the fact I hadn't been working out at lunch and I did yesterday. All these little experiments. Today I plan to workout at lunch and do yoga later to see if that does it.