Starting my day exercising along with videos
Friday, May 18, 2018
Way back when I was in my 40's, I was in an exercise research study that included doing 45 minutes of aerobic dance in the morning before work. There were two excellent instructors, great music, and a room full of women having fun while keeping fit. I loved it.
Now that 47 year old who danced before work and jogged on the weekends has become a 77 year old graduate of a P.T. balance program. The gym has been replaced by a space bounded by my bed, my desk, my keyboard, and a daybed. The large group of women has dwindled down to a couple people who exercise on tape behind or beside the instructor. The fantastic music is now a single tune that marks the beginning of each video and may or may not continue throughout the exercise. But it gets me moving and sweating and feeling great. I love it.
Currently I am exercising to 11 videos which I have included in the "my workouts" section of the Sparkpeople video section. Some of the 11 are ones that I have used for months and yet am still enjoying them because I notice improvement in my strength, flexibility, or balance as I keep working on them. A couple are very new to me and I am still struggling to hear and follow the instructions in hopes of finally getting through the tape successfully.
I have listed the 11 videos in three groups--I do one group of videos each morning in the order listed. If I follow this routine 6 days a week, I get through each video twice. The videos listed are ones that work for me at this time. Every few weeks I try out a couple new ones and if I like them, add or substitute them. There are hundreds to choose from, so I will have a lot of variety for a long time to come.
3.56 minutes--Skinny Girl Yoga Warm Up & Stretch (Bethany Frankel)
6.06 minutes--Total Body Sculpting: Barre, Part 1 (Coach Nicole)
11.18 minutes--Cardio for Beginners: Cardio Dance (Petra Kolber)
10.25 minutes--Total Body Fitness: High Energy Strength (Desi Bartlett)
31.05 minutes total
4.49 minutes--28 Day Boot Camp Cool Down (Coach Nicole)
7.22 minutes--Ageless 360-Degree Core (Kathy Smith)
10.35 minutes--Cardio for Beginners: Cardio Burst (Bethany Frankel)
10.13 minutes--Total Body Sculpting: Strength, Part 1 (Coach Nicole)
32.19 minutes total
10.53 minutes--10 Minute Crunchless Core Workout (Coach Nicole)
8.35 minutes--Ageless Barefoot Balance (Kathy Smith)
11.56 minutes--Total Body Sculpting: Strength, Part 2 (Coach Nicole)
30.44 minutes total
Note: whenever I change out a workout, I will edit this page so it is current with my program.