Living Room Aerobics!
Monday, March 21, 2016
I joined a gym a little over a month ago and thought, ugh, I'm probably not going to stick with this. But so far I have and I'm actually loving it. I do Zumba, yoga, pilates and body balance (yoga, pilates and tai chi) classes and on the days off or if a class is too full I just go into the gym and do some weights and a run on the crosstrainer (elliptical).
I find it easier to do a long workout when there's a class full of people, lots of loud music and someone yelling at me. I find it motivates me to continue going because I'll feel left behind if I miss too many classes and also I want to be really good at this stuff, so the more I go the better/stronger/fitter I'll be.
Today is a no-gym day as we have commitments every Tuesday. I figured I want to do something anyway, so I decided to do a couple of aerobic videos. I found a couple on here (9 minute low-impact, high-intensity cardio workout and 30 minute indoor walking workout) and though yeah, I'll give these a go. I also thought, I do Zumba, this should be a cakewalk.
Pride does come before a fall. Not literally though, thankfully. It was HARD WORK. I don't know how I can manage to bounce around for an hour in a Zumba class, but I had to stop the 30 minute video twice to "have a drink" (that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it). I can only assume I'm either working different things that I'm not used to, or being surrounded by people makes me feel the difficulty less.
I am definitely glad I've done this though, even though I was counting down the minutes til it ended. I want to eventually put this in the "easy" box and I'm only going to be able to do that by keeping at it until it becomes easy. Phew!