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!)