I want to take this quick blog to let you know about the DVD SparkPeople sent me to try out and review for the SparkNation!! :)
I was so excited when I was chosen to receive this DVD. I adore Coach Nicole and she always makes me feel great about myself, even when I can’t do a workout initially. I never beat myself up when she’s there motivating me.
The DVD is called 28 Day Boot Camp with Coach Nicole. I know, I know. ‘Shelby, a Boot Camp workout, really?? That seems a little intense.’ Don’t worry, I was a little scurred, too. But knowing how Coach Nicole trains, I was up for the challenge.
When Day 1 came around, I was anticipating that workout all day while I was at work. I got home, got changed, sluffed off the makeup and threw in the DVD. Well, not really. I didn’t want it scratched. I gently placed the DVD into the DVD player. You are given the option of creating your own workout or sticking with the 28 Day Plan. I chose the latter. Coach Nicole knows me well enough to know what I need, I trust her. ;-)
HAHAHA. I am completely uncoordinated based on Day 1. I couldn’t get the footwork for some reason. I’m not sure if it was me, or if it was the video. I couldn’t seem to get a good grip on HOW she was making the moves look so fluid, so I sort of improvised and kept my body moving. The visuals weren’t as inspiring as I would have liked, just a basic almost-empty background. The assistants showing altered/simplified moves seemed pleasant, but not overly enthused to be there. I need to be pumped up! I like loud colors and louder music, so Day 1 just wasn’t my cup of tea.
Hoping it gets more poppin’ later on…or maybe I need to be more patient. It was just Day 1 after all...
Due to the passing of my grandfather (I was out of state without the DVD), I was unable to workout to the DVD like I had planned. And with the weather in Phoenix being so gorgeous, I've spent more time outdoors than cooped up in my apartment. I anxiously look forward to getting all 28 days in. I know it will be great!
(FYI – the DVD is available at Walmart and that members will get 250 SparkPoints for buying their DVD at Walmart, and will be entered to win a $500 Walmart gift card for purchasing before Jan. 31, 2014.)
Here is the link to purchase the DVD directly from SparkPeople: www.sparkpeople.com/28daybootc
*I received this DVD for free from SparkPeople and did not receive any form of payment for my review.*