About two weeks before our July wedding I dusted off my old exercise videos that I haven't touched in a while. Some of these are actually on VHS if you can believe it! Mj could not believe that he was actually hooking up a VCR to an HD flat screen TV. I'm not really sure what I expected to accomplish in just two weeks and overall
Fast forward two months later. I've gotten a little bit more consistent with the exercise videos but still no trip to the gym. I have sprinkled a little bit of jump rope in there for cardio to change things up a bit. Jump Rope? I know, totally random. But I can explain. There is an
Enter P90X. Anyone that's heard of this knows it's extremely challenging and supposedly very effective. Mj's been talking about wanting to do it for a while and I've been talking about how he better not expect me to join in. He got some boot leg copies from a friend and because fitness can and should be a couple thing I agreed to do it. We did Abs for 16 minutes and a cardio segment Monday then the 1 1/2 Yoga segment Tuesday. Mj does 20-40 mile bike rides regularly. He's definitely in shape but these videos made even him sweat. I almost fell on my head at one point and if anyone has ever done advanced yoga then you will understand why my favorite poses were the corpse and the fetus. It was challenging but what is left of my flexibilty served me well and I am happy to say that I got through it well and am not in as bad of shape as I originally thought. All hope is not lost for me yet!
It is recommended that everyone get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise 4-5 times a week. That's really not a lot. It's just a matter of making it a priority which I have failed miserably to do. It's a part of a healthy lifestyle to get that heart rate up regularly and get your body moving. You don't have to be overweight to exercise. Duh. It actually wouldn't hurt me to loose those pesky pounds I have put on over the last few months. Eeek!! My skinny jeans won't fit for long if I'm not careful. I miss taking ballet classes. I love Yoga and Pilates. I could barely walk yesterday after P90X but I really do enjoy the way exercise makes me feel. I am not hard core enough to even pretend that I will do P90X or any exercise for that matter every single day but I hope that these little baby steps I am taking will lead to me making exercise a priority and doing it consistently. And maybe, just maybe that