So, it's been two days since I said I would investigate this "Make your body ten years younger" plan.
The first night was ok. I did 20 minutes of cardio. I have had a Gazelle Elite leaning against my wall ever since we moved into this house so I thought this would help me with the cardio activity. I must say though, I miss my coat hanger. The fun part about this is that I discovered that 20 minutes on this contraption equals half an episode of 24 (on dvd). So, when times got tough I would think WWJBD (what would Jack Bauer do). It got me through so I do have to thank Keifer Sutherland and all the crew at 24.
I am in no shape to be doing this without getting exhausted but it's a good feeling to sweat a little and feel like I am doing something for me. So, ultimately, the cardio I will keep.
Now, I made the mistake of mentioning to a friend that I am starting to work out (again). I'm not sure if she has lot of faith in me or has a great sense of humor but she lent me a pilates video. This of course was to address the "core" workout portion of the plan. This is indeed a person I trust so last night I popped in this dvd. The tone was very relaxing and there was not a lot of ra ra from the instructor (or is she a model). Anyway, I lay down on the floor expecting to ease into the abdominal workout that was promised in the introduction. Don't get me wrong, I didn't expect it to be easy, I just didn't think the people who made this routine were insane!
I do think that if I could have stopped giggling long enough, I may have had a really great workout. I wasn't laughing because it was funny. It was funny though, the things they expected my body to do:
"Now, ease your shoulders upward while keeping your lower back flat. Now, walk your hands up your legs and grip your ankles HOLD, HOLD, HOLD (stop crying) HOLD and great, you did it!" OH, really, did I?!?!?!?!?
Now I have a new goal. I am going to work my way into doing this 10 pilates business. I know I can do it. It may take. It may take sweat and it may take determination but I can do this.
Or, I might just take a nap. Honesty, who knows what I'll do.