|OK, I'll try...|
Purchasing this program was atypical for me. Scot and I watched the infomercial, and then I found it on Amazon. Because Scot said he’d try it, I decided to go for it. The buddy system is definitely a help to me in sticking with a workout plan. I had never tried something like this, but why not? Scot had never tried anything like it either, but it sure looked like a good workout.
So, now we are two days into the 10 week program. Today is Day 3, and we’ll do the workout tonight. How did I do for workouts #1 and #2? To be honest, I struggled. I’m not used to doing those kind of exercises while constantly moving, and there’s a lot of jumping. I don’t like jumping. I had trouble with the choreography. I’m not naturally coordinated, so it’s hard for me to pick up a sequence of moves the first time. And…some of it is just plain HARD if you’re not used to it!
What I did do was fake it for some of the moves, and just keep going. I think the constant motion and challenging myself will go far, even if I’m a little out of synch with the incredibly fit people in the video (who have obviously practiced the moves a LOT). The workouts did get my heart rate up, they did challenge me, and I do feel it the next day. So, I think that’s progress. Now, I just need to keep up with it.
|T25 is not yoga, but this is kind of how I feel trying to keep up with the fancy choreography|
And how did Scot do? He was more frustrated than I was about the fast choreography with no instruction given. Not having done any kind of class or video like this, he was kind of lost. He wants to find a breakdown of the various moves, or watch them in slow motion so he can learn them before needed to do them super fast. I get that! I just hope he’s not discouraged by the program…because I need my workout buddy!
As for running – my spring race season begins this weekend with the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon (my practice run at pacing a 3 hour half the following weekend in Atlanta). I’ve got several halfs and the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler before my next full marathon. I should probably do some longer training runs on the non-race weekends, even if I’m not sticking to the original plan 100%.