Today is day 43 of my current streak! (Previous streaks; 290 days and 13 days.)
Valentines day is coming, and in the past I always looked forward to getting the traditional Valentines day gifts.....such as a dozen roses and a fancy heart shaped box of chocolates. The bigger and fancier the box of chocolates was, the better! It always seemed like such a romantic thing to me.
Things have changed this year! We are on a tight budget now. But a couple of weeks ago, hubby mentioned Valentines day and asked if I wanted a box of chocolates. I answered that with a great big NO THANK YOU! I don't want a box of chocolates and a dozen roses, or anything like that. Nope, this year I wanted a new workout!
So hubby told me to decide what I wanted, and said he would get it for me if he could. I have been wondering about kettle bell workouts, so when I found a beginners kettle bell workout for a reasonable price, I decided that I wanted to try it out!
This is the one I got...it comes with 2 kettle bells (3 lbs and 5 lbs), plus a workout DVD with 4 workouts;
I thought this would be a great starter workout for me to see if I really liked this type of workout. The price was reasonable, and it will last a lot longer than a dozen roses or a box of Godiva chocolates!
Hubby ordered the workout for me, and it arrived last Wednesday. Unfortunately, I was sidelined by back pain and unable to workout, but I watched all the workouts on the DVD and I liked what I saw. I think this workout will be a good addition to my regular workout, DDP Yoga. It was hard not to just jump right in and start doing the workout, but I didn't want to hurt my back anymore than it was already hurting, so I forced myself to wait.
Well, my back is feeling better, so this morning I got up and tried out my new workout...and I really liked it! I think as I get better, I will like it more and more. Who knows? Maybe in time I will get heavier kettle bells and more workouts. The workout I did this morning was for upper body, and it raised my heart rate and made me sweat a little.
So I got my Valentines Day gift a little early. It might not seem like the most romantic gift in the world, but its exactly what I wanted!