So the Dear Husband (DH) decided to buy this mail order workout program called BeachBody ~ so that together we can whittle down some of those winter inches. The program is pretty similar to Body for Life ~ but the beach body program wants you to use their workout DVD six times a week. Sounds pretty easy ~ right? I have great adolescent pride about all the hours that I spent slaving away at Jane Fonda workout tapes in the 80's and 90's. I could keep up with their every move and do the entire 'advanced' workouts down to the very last sit up.
Fast forward a couple of decades ~ the workout brings a whole lot of PAIN followed by an extra serving of more PAIN! At first ~ I'll admit it ~ I scoffed and chortled at the intro workout. The moves were slow and elementary according to my standards. Then ~ without any warning ~ they break into several minutes of lunges. This goes on for about TEN MINUTES ~ followed by FIVE minutes of squats and abdominal crunches. Being the stubborn person I am, I proceeded to torture my body a bit more by viewing the 'advanced' workout. Proving that I wasn't going to let this beachbody DVD break me. I fast forwarded past the elementary moves, lunges and squats. I did the elastic band arm workout and did the leg /glute lift exercises from hell. Needless to say ~ I am SORE all over today and the thought of having to tie on my sneakers in a couple of hours and do it all again is agonizing.
Eye on the prize ~ the program is only for about SIX weeks. If I go through all this torture and don't have a Beach Body by then I want my money back!