Day One of Spring into Shape Challenge
Friday, April 29, 2011
Okay. A new challenge.
I love challenges. I am a very competitive person, and challenges fire me up.
Spring into Shape Challenge has my old nemisis, Nicole, leading it. Wouldn't you just know it!!
The challenge is set to start May 1, but what the heck. I was motivated today, so today I started it.
Day one was a kickboxing 10 minute video. I have done this before, but not for a while. For the most part, I did okay.
Until the jumping jacks.
Now some of you KNOW that I am not co-ordinated enough to do jumping jacks. Not to mention that I can't imagine jumping my body completely off the floor and landing safely.
Because I am not a stranger to her wicked Cardio Blast workout video, I knew she was going to come up with those damned jumping jacks. And I knew I wasn't going to do them.
Instead, I jogged in place FAST. I think that is a fair trade-off.
My glisten was running down my face, so I know I at least was doing cardio.
Then there's the other one where you are doing a side kick and then have to punch the opposite direction.
I would have been better off had I just continued to run in place.
DH walked into the room as I was attempting this one. His eyes got really big, and then he burst out laughing.
I judiciously kept on with the attempted workout.
He looked at the screen and saw what I was supposed to be doing.
He laughed so hard he had to hold his stomach. Tears were running down his face.
I kept going.
The roaring of his laughter didn't help my attitude at all.
I hopped over to the laughing fool and punched him. Hard.
He staggered out of the room.
Nicole must have seen me punch him, because she switched to a different routine.
Ah, workouts. They're good for the emotional well being some times!
I feel great!