Tonight was the night. The night where I finally pried my(not so small) butt off the couch and kept my date with Jane Fonda. She and I had some serious work to be done;work that I have been putting off for about 10 months. What work? Just the flabby belly and thunder thighs that need to be whipped into shape.
Round is a shape, but it’s not the shape I wish to be…
So after the first 5 minutes of warm up I quickly realized just how long it really has been since I used any muscles at all. Ouch. Is stretching supposed to hurt that bad? Then out of no where Jane breaks loose with the rapid fire lunges and squats. After my knees and quads decided to cooperate I found myself getting the hang of everything. I was feeling good. Darn good.
Hello? I have squatted and I can’t get up!
My heart was pounding after only 10 minutes of jumping around when Jane Fonda smiled and told me I “was doing good and to keep it up!” I wanted to punch the screen. Seriously. I’m 29 years old and my heart was POUNDING out of my chest. Doing good? Really? Honestly, between that and the lunges I got so angry at myself for letting myself get so unhealthy. SO angry that it pushed me to try harder. My anger kept me going. It became my fuel.
Lunges, squats and crunches, Oh my!
Luckily I had a groove going because after months of not doing one single sit up or a crunch, this dvd had my abdominal muscles burning. Burning. Between the squats and crunches that I have done tonight it should be interesting trying to put pants on tomorrow. Better yet, pulling them down to pee. Holy cow.
The most important part is that I took that first step after putting if off for so long. Although I may be sore until my body gets conditioned, I feel awesome right now afterward. I’m proud of myself for taking the time out for me. ME. Now I remember that I am worth those 30 minutes to make ME healthy.
You know what I could use( and I’m sure many other too)? Help in finding great workout DVDs. If you have ones that you love, let me know!