8 hours ago
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I think we need a break. No, I'll just be frank. I'm leaving you.. for now. Don't worry, it's nothing personal- it's just that it takes me 20 min. to drive to you, an hour for our meeting, and 20 min. back. It's just too tempting to stay home, get a bunch of stuff done, and fit in a butt-kicking 20 min. workout and be done with it. I have a crush on someone else. So, for now I'm saying goodbye. Who knows, maybe the workout "gods" will bring us together again in the future. Either way, it's been fun, and I'll miss you.
Why am I writing to Zumba? If you're new, see here, here and here.
I've had the 30 Day Shred DVD for a couple weeks now but had been too busy to fit it in (I know, I know, it's only 20 min..) until last night. I realized while at work yesterday that I needed to pick up some hand weights, so I ran to the store and grabbed some 5's- I'd have felt wimpy with 3's and a little scared with 7's. Well, after supper and doing some stuff around the house, I whipped out that DVD and stared Jillian Michaels down.
Wait! Those girls were SO not using 5 lb. weights. Therefore a beginner like me (who has weak arm muscles) should totally not be using 5 lb. weights. Crap.
I was saying, "Oh crap" after about 5 minutes.
And did I mention my lovely husband decided he would sit BEHIND me on the couch and watch while I got my butt kicked by a rediculously toned woman on the TV?? Yeah. Thanks honey.
Then towards the middle he gets up and goes into our spare room. Just as I breathed a sigh of relief that he would no longer be watching my agony, he comes out with our video camera. Gah!! I almost threw one of those way-too-heavy-5lb.-weights at him!
So anyway, workout gets over. I laid on the living room floor for a minute before jumping in the shower. The intensity of of the workout must have stuck with me because when I got out Z said, "Are you seriously done showering already??". Apparently, I went way faster than normal. Go figure.
I slept like a baby last night.
It seems like there are waves of blog-world or message-board-world trends that go around (i.e.- Twilight, anyone??). I've never jumped on board.. until now. Everyone was talking about the 30 Day Shred- I almost got sick of hearing the name. But I couldn't argue with the apparent results from 20 min. workouts. I gave in, and I'm glad.
Seriously, if you're a workout queen, don't judge. :) I will humbly admit that this crazy 20 min. workout really gave me a run for my money. Worth every penny of the $8-something I paid for it.