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Doing it early...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I know none of you will misunderstand that title...

I mean cardio, of course! I have a hard time moving my body in the morning. I just would rather do other things. But I read a spark friend's blog this AM and she had done 80-some minutes of exercise. I usually do 30-40, and if I do more than that it's a really good day!

So HOW does she do this? Mornings, I feel sure! Today was a good day for me to try it, since I have most of my hideous paperwork done, and some free time today before I do my choir rehearsal tonight.

I did 3 miles of Leslie Sansone but bumped up the tempo and the intensity since I was playing a CD while watching her moves which gave me faster tempos & lots of energy. I used 2 lb. weights here and there. Classic mile is often boring but today it was NOT, I was sweating much sooner, and ditto the arms focus mile.

I took a tiny break before doing the legs focus mile and used Leslie's music for that, since she has just the right tempo for squats and lunges. And I couldn't help but remember when I started using this DVD, in February of 2010, and found the legs mile so hard. Two years of Leslie has gotten me ready for Coach Nicole, I think.

So some advice for those who find Coach Nicole discouragingly hard - check online for some Leslie Sansone. It is an excellent way to get more of a full-body workout while still doing low-impact. And you can bump it up to some jogging if you like. I am 66 years old and started this at age 64. Anyone can do these DVDs! And Leslie is very encouraging. So if you find yourself losing heart and momentum, give her a try.

Let's see, that was 41 minutes so far today - I am going to add a video and maybe another couple of miles before I go to choir. It's below freezing outside and we're expecting some gentle snow, so indoor walking is perfect for today.

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    2254 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    This is so great - your attitude, your encouragement, your suggestions, and your committment to shake things up by working out in the morning. I am a long time early morning exerciser (except this past week but that is a whole different story, which you already know - thanks for reading my blogs). I agree with another poster, the transition begins at night because it requires going to bed a bit earlier but is SO worth it. It is one of the healthiest habits I have ever adopted. Go, Sara, go!
    2255 days ago
    Woohoo, you ROCK Sara!!! For me, the only days when I do more than 60 minutes exercise is when I go on a walk or hike. Then I get lots of minutes in one go (but it is difficult to do so much on working days!!!).
    Thank you for telling us about Leslie Sansone's DVDs. I might give her a try!
    2255 days ago
    emoticon mornings helps energize me for sure! it took a bit to quit being a night owl so I could, but it's helped a lot. check it out, might work for you too :)
    2255 days ago
    Thanks for the advice about Leslie Sansone. I will give her a try!
    2255 days ago
    Awesome, way to go, I have put in an hour so far, but hubby is watching a movie, so have to wait, till after it is finished lol!!
    Have a great evening
    2255 days ago
    WOW great going !! AWESOME!!!
    2255 days ago
    Cool. Great idea adding other music to parts of Leslie's workouts. I might just have to try that. :)
    2255 days ago
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