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Day 5 is Over, and I'm Glad About That

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?

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    All I can say is emoticon

    I wish I could see the video.

    God bless

    2482 days ago
    Man you have more energy than me... I dont think I could make it to see
    Tony Dvorak with his "Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor, Op. 46. I think I would have passed out by... George Bizet conducted me through "Les Toreadors" from "Carmen".

    and maybe dead by the time I would get to Bruckner "Symphony No. 3" (3rd movement, Ziemlich Schnell).
    Glad you had fun...love watching you! susan

    2482 days ago
    PLEASE tell me you took ur measurements BEFORE You started this? I spent my day literally RUNNING from one Dr appt to another one than RUNNING to have xrays. The Xrays where unexpected and they did them wrong and needed to redo them. (GRRRR) and I was soooo sore from that,,,I THINK we about felt the same way????? I came home and CRASHED not from being tired,,,that i can handle,,but from the pain.

    Tomorrow is ANOTHER day. I HOPE Yours will be even MORE challenging,,,,I am HOPING to start the chair excerising,,they SAY some of them will be workout,,,,I'll be the JUDGE of that,,,I am used to a fast zumba !
    2482 days ago
  • AMYJEAN911
    Holy crow look at you go!!!! I'm off to do my video RIGHT NOW. Massive kudos for rocking through anything Nicole throws at you. You're pretty much amazing.

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    2482 days ago
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