Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Okay. So I finally gave in and decided to do Day 5 of our challenge Spring into Shape.
Much to my surprise, Nicole and her video didn't stall or anything, so we just breezed right through 12 minutes of agony.
AGONY is the key word for this one, friends. Another ABS thing.
This one is all done on the floor, so I couldn't use my excuse of tipping over.
No equipment needed, so couldn't use "I can't find it" reasoning, either.
Ah yes. That Nicole! She's a clever one, she is!!
I kinda sorta kept up with her today. Using my own versions at times, but I did continue on to the end.
My abs will never forgive me. My arms are killing me from yesterday, and my body is generally mad at me for the recent abuse.
Nevertheless, this IS a CHALLENGE, right?
Because it is a CHALLENGE, I will NOT be outdone!! I am a very competitive person in that regard.
Once I make a committment, I stick to it, even if it kills me. And this challenge may well just do that.
After I finished the video, I determined to do some stationery biking. I slipped in the CD "Power Classics", and George Bizet conducted me through "Les Toreadors" from "Carmen".
I hadn't spent enough time biking, so Tony Dvorak entered with "Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor, Op. 46.
George Bizet, not to be undone, did "Farandole" from "L'Arlesienne.
Bruckner showed up with "Symphony No. 3" (3rd movement, Ziemlich Schnell).
I switched over to the rowing machine to see if I could loosen up my sore arms, and was entertained by Dickie Wagner "Siegfried's Death and Funeral Music" from "Gotterdammerung".
I needed some cheering up after that one, and Pete Tchaikovsky entered with his "Piano Concerto No. 1 in b flatg minor, Op. 23 (3rd movement, allegro con fuoco)".
Gus Mahler didn't think that was enough, so he did his thing of "Symphony No. 1....Titan", second movement, Kraftig bewegt.
Joe Meyerbeer joined the happy crowd with an inspiring "Coronation March" from "The Prophet", and he no more than finished when here comes Frankie Liszt with his "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1".
It was getting pretty sophisticated here, so I decided we needed a change.
Besides, my rowing was done.
Time to DANCE!!
The Isley Brothers took center stage and SHOUT part 1 and 2 before Fats Domino shoved in with " I'M READY" .
Being gentle soulds, The crickets slowed us down a little and let us THINK IT OVER.
We thought it over and decided it was time to speed up again. Dee Clark called out "Hey Little Girl", and we really ran in place for the entire time.
I was glistening up a storm, but Little Richard bailed me out with "THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT".
Letting the gang know that I was getting tired, Chuck Berry called me "SWEET LITTLE ROCK AND ROLLER", which I thought was very nice of him.
The Fireflies saw that I was finished, so they cooled me down with "YOU WERE MINE". That's a good way to cool down and get ready for stretching to "ONLY YOU" with the Platters.
Yes, by the time the music stopped, we were all ready to go out and start our day.
And how did YOU celebrate the day, hmmmmmmmm?