Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 6

Day 6, and I'm still on the right track.  I honestly think blogging is helping to keep me honest, but I know (if anyone reads this) you are probably tired of hearing about my fat.  I'll try to keep it as brief as possible. 

I have heard so many people talk about how they enjoy exercize and how wonderful it feels to work yourself into a lather while your face turns red and you gasp for air like a beached fish.  I just have one thing to say about that....you lie!  I do NOT enjoy sweating, I do not enjoy the burning sensation in my lungs as I'm gasping for air.  Some people even say they love to run.  I ran enough when I played high school basketball, and if any of you had Karen Pickering for a coach you know just how much we ran...especially if you missed any freethrows in a ballgame, which I was known to do more often than not.   I don't enjoy running.  I guess because I'm 43 and one of my knees complains in the most unkind manner (waking me up from a sound sleep yelling "Charliehorse!", then throbbing for several days...and there is that issue with my kneecap slipping out of place.  I guess I'm just difficult to please, but I'm always looking for a workout that is fun, really fun; one you want to do again.  Well, I finally found it.  Casey and I pushed the chairs back in the basement, popped in the DVD, and went to it, at least we tried.   I can say in all honesty that Julianne Hough kicked my butt...in the warmup...and I realize just how uncoordinated I really am.  If you like dancing, and you like the show Dancing With The Stars, try this.  It's fun.  I recommend the jive, it's set to very upbeat 50's music and you will definitely move...and sweat...followed by wheezing, but it's FUN!

We have 3 more dance/fitness DVDs to try, another DWTS video, a Dirty Dancing workout (Oh, Patrick Swayze we miss you), and a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders workout (that one is Casey's but I promised to give it a try, but without the high kick directly to splits...we don't want to bother the first responders).   I'll give you reviews on the other, but for now Julianne is my trainer, but I really wish they would have asked before they photoshopped her head onto my body! (it should be a crime to be that fit!)


The Dean is in... said...

Okay, I really do like all that stuff but more so after I have finished and showered. :)
I agree with the blogging, I just keep forgetting to do it.

Keep it up!

Vicki said...

I found your blog by following your link on facebook. First off, I just have to say that you are a very talented writer! I thoroughly enjoyed your entries and loved the humor:) I think you look great already but I understand about the health issues. We struggle with diabetes on a daily basis in our household (you may remember that my son Drake has Type 1). If a person can avoid getting it through a healthier lifestyle then I certainly encourage that. We would give anything if we could change Drake's but we have no choice with Type 1. I wish you all the best and I'll check back to see how you're doing. Btw, I love the red dress!