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Day One of Spring into Shape Challenge

Friday, April 29, 2011

Okay. A new challenge.

I love challenges. I am a very competitive person, and challenges fire me up.

Spring into Shape Challenge has my old nemisis, Nicole, leading it. Wouldn't you just know it!!

The challenge is set to start May 1, but what the heck. I was motivated today, so today I started it.

Day one was a kickboxing 10 minute video. I have done this before, but not for a while. For the most part, I did okay.

Until the jumping jacks.

Now some of you KNOW that I am not co-ordinated enough to do jumping jacks. Not to mention that I can't imagine jumping my body completely off the floor and landing safely.

Because I am not a stranger to her wicked Cardio Blast workout video, I knew she was going to come up with those damned jumping jacks. And I knew I wasn't going to do them.

Instead, I jogged in place FAST. I think that is a fair trade-off.

My glisten was running down my face, so I know I at least was doing cardio.

Then there's the other one where you are doing a side kick and then have to punch the opposite direction.

I would have been better off had I just continued to run in place.

DH walked into the room as I was attempting this one. His eyes got really big, and then he burst out laughing.

I judiciously kept on with the attempted workout.

He looked at the screen and saw what I was supposed to be doing.

He laughed so hard he had to hold his stomach. Tears were running down his face.

I kept going.

The roaring of his laughter didn't help my attitude at all.

I hopped over to the laughing fool and punched him. Hard.

He staggered out of the room.

Nicole must have seen me punch him, because she switched to a different routine.

Ah, workouts. They're good for the emotional well being some times!

I feel great!
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    LOL I have TEARS rollin down my face !! YOU GO GIRL !!! LOL I bet he went out of the room laughin stil though, but insdie he was ADMIRING YOU and thinking 'FOOL cause there's NO WAY I can do that ! OR WILL do that !" and he probably went out to the garage and TRIED some of those moves ! LOL !!!!!

    Congrats on joining ! I had looked at that in Jan, and bipassed it cos I am NOT up to it. BUT YEAH that ur doing it !!! GOOD JOB !!!!!!!!
    2547 days ago
    Thanks for the heads up. I really don't like kickboxing and jumping jacks with 42F "girls" is really out of the question. I do recall Nicole teaching us how to do one sided jumping jacks. I almost had it figured out after the January challenge. I hope I remember how I did it then. If I start tomorrow I can get in two weeks of the challenge before I go on vacation. Hmm, that sounds like a plan.

    2547 days ago
    I too am waiting to start on May 1. Now I know what to expect. Since you seemed to enjoy the video so much this week should be hilarious. emoticon

    I'll let you know how my first day goes.
    2547 days ago
    That's awesome! You're going to do GREAT!
    2547 days ago
    Heh heh heh--that's why I only do those workouts when my DH is out of the house or busy doing something else. It's for his safety as much as my sanity! Look at you, getting a jump start on the challenge; I am waiting to start on May 1 but appreciate the little preview you gave at what I have to look forward to that day!

    2548 days ago
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