Wednesday, January 08, 2014
I worked out to Leslie's 3 mile video on youtube from Exercise tv. youtu.be/xRScb2l4Z4g
I wore my waist trimmer
which I bought on Amazon. The reason I like to wear this when walking outside or to a dvd is, the waist trimmer makes me sweat in places I don't normally sweat. For instance, I don't sweat below the belly button - just above the panty line. This belt makes me sweat there and just above the panty line on my back - I like that. It also forces me to concentrate on my posture. I wanted to review Leslie's workout on youtube. A lot of people complain that she doesn't give you warnings in time for the next move however, it's just a walking video - You can't do it wrong. You just keep doing the move you're doing and you join in on the next move when you are ready/prepared. I enjoyed this workout. I like the countdown clock, it made me look forward to the 30's, then the 20's and so on. When I got to the 35 minutes mark - I could feel my body getting warm. In the second mile you definitely speed up and it's fun and a good workout. You shouldn't get upset with Leslie when she jumps in to the next move - she's encouraging you to move - so just keep moving and don't worry about - sweat about it but don't worry about it.
I do these workouts with my laptop. I set it on a table near my front window so I can keep looking outside at the wildlife and cars passing and/or neighbors walking - it keeps me from being bored. This workout can be as intense as you make it. I speed up sometimes more than she is but it's ok because I'm still moving. When I do the knee ups, I am constantly twisting my waist and touching my knees with my opposite elbow. When I do the side steps, I twist my upper body at the waist as if I'm dancing and bring my opposite elbows around to the sides of my opposite waist. When I do the kickbacks - I squat more till I feel it in the back of my thighs.
During the kicks, I have an exercise ball next to the laptop and I make myself kick higher than the ball (see it under the table, below the laptop?) Here is a pic:
The color may be off because I took this with my cell phone next to a bright window so I had to lighten the area where the computer is so that you could see it better which messed with the colors.
Jim and I used the 10lb exercise ball - we bounce it real hard to each other - trying to get it to go higher each time - it's a great core workout but I can also feel it in my shoulders and my arms.
Tomorrow I'm going to try the beginner zumba video on Youtube