Thursday, February 08, 2007

My Secret: I cry while I exercise.

I am battling the exercise demon.

I have begun a routine of three-four power yoga sessions a week. Let me just say, for the record, that yoga is not as easy as it looks... and Denise Austin is driving me insane. I own several yoga DVDs, my most recent purchases being Denise Austin's yoga dvd and Chris Freytag's Yoga for Dummies. I would recommend the latter if you've never done yoga before. Chris Freytag, though extremely buff, almost to the point of scaring me away from the workout for fear of exploding into a muscular blob, is very detailed and careful with her explanations. She tells you when and how to breathe, how to position yourself so you don't hurt yourself and all sorts of other good stuff. My problem with this DVD is, afterwards, I didn't feel like I worked out very hard.

The Denise Austin DVD is really great for twisting you into submission. I seriously cried while working out to her full-body program the first two times I did it. And the day after my very first workout with Denise, I was so sore I could barely walk. To top it off, when she talks, she makes me want to dropkick the TV. If I have to hear about my smiling face one more time while I am standing on one foot with the other wrapped around my head, I will go insane. And if she talks about her slim abs and beautiful, balanced body again, while I am teetering upside down trying to catch myself before I break my coffee table by falling on top of it, I am going to scream.

But now, it's been a week and I can tell I'm more flexible, and I don't hurt when I workout anymore.

So, why, you might ask, am I writing this entry? Because Denise promised me results in three weeks time. It has now been a week and four days and I have had negative results... In fact, I've gained two pounds since I started the workout regime.

Someone point me in the direction of a good workout that will help me trim down about ten pounds before June. Please.


At 12:52 PM, Blogger Jacob said...

You think that Yoga is kickin' your butt now? Try one of the DVDs and Mind and Body Workout and tell me how awesome that workout is!


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