Beware of who you lament your workout (or lack thereof) woes to. Two friends of mine
ganged up on me encouraged me to start working out again after I explained whined about my body feeling rather weak, even though I was walking/jogging on my treadmill.
“It’s only twenty minutes!” said one.
“You’ll feel so great!” said the other.
So I bit and bought the video and after the first oh-so-notverylong workout found myself the next day about unable to move at all. Serves me right; after finishing up that same workout I recall thinking, “Now….that wasn’t so bad….”
Thankfully I have two friends (nah….they’re *buddies*!) doing this crazy every-or-mostly-everyday workout with me. Each of us has a paper chain of 30, with the expectation that we will each off the 30 days before Mother’s Day. You know, so we can all be “hot mamas” heh heh.
So far I am a week in and ready to move to level 2 (woo hoo!). I’ve had to do this in the morning because once the goats and poultry and dogs and children are up and needing to be fed, my own quiet time is o-v-e-r. I wish I could say my six-children-tummy is tightening up but even I have no hope of that ever happening. In fact, I’ve gained two pounds! Yeah, yeah, muscle schmuscle.
I guess if I ate more of this instead of leftover scraps of baklava, that would help matters.
And this is the video we’re using, and yes, it really only does take 20 minutes to work out all parts of my body. That’s a good thing, because I for one do not have much more time than that to devote to just working out. Once I figured out the routine, I cut the sound and began listening to my favorite podcasts. That sure made the time go faster!
It does feel good to take care of my body. All of you moms out there that just workout and love it and are so diligent, you inspire me. I’d rather stay in bed! I just have to remind myself of my goals every morning while I lace up my shoes in the quiet hours before the house awakens. And remember never to complain about things to friends who are eager to cut off the whining.