Friday, February 19, 2010

This Is A Recording

I got in a lot of great exercise today! I found a glitch in one of my workout DVD’s which is a bit frustrating though and I have had it for far too long to return it. Also, I bought a new belly dancing DVD just last week and tried it out yesterday. I’m not sure what it is about this type of exercise video, but I haven’t yet found a recorded version that I enjoy. I like my class, but the three DVD’s I have tried just haven’t done it for me which is a shame considering that I would like to learn and practice more. Maybe I will try looking for clips online.

Last week I tried a particularly difficult step video for just the second time (the first time was months ago and I almost shut it off because I really struggled trying to keep up) and I had such a hard time with the moves! The segment is only thirty minutes long with a five minute cool down afterwards, but I spent at least an hour – probably closer to an hour and a half – rewinding over and over to watch and mimic what the demonstrators were doing so that I could figure out the steps. Stubbornness or determination, I’m not sure which, kept me at it until I finally learned it all and now I can do it without too much difficulty and frustration.

I like that I have added DVD’s into my normal routine a little more; I feel like it keeps my body guessing when I throw different things at it once in a while. I will be looking for new ones in the near future too just to add a bit more variety. I love step videos, but those seem to be the hardest type for me to find locally, so hopefully I am able to find something else that peaks my interest.

- 10 glasses of water
- 2 cups grapes
- 2 egg wrap on a soft tortilla shell with onion, mushrooms, canned black olives, and pepper
- 1/2 peanut butter granola bar
- 1/2 blueberry yogurt bar
- 3 cups Caesar salad with croutons, dried cranberries, canned black olives, and fat free dressing
- 3/4 cup piña colada low fat yogurt with 1 cup Rice Krispies
- 1 cup yellow pepper with calorie-reduced three cheese dressing

- 35 minute step workout video
- 35 minute hi-lo workout video
- 30 minute walk


  1. You are doing great with that water!
    I want to do that, too.

  2. Try the library. Lots of times you can borrow and try it before you buy it. Great way to keep changing it up!!

  3. I figured out that I don't like most exercise DVDs because I can't stand the generic music and the obviously fake smiles. That's why I love Richard so! Real songs, real smiles (how can you help but smile?)...and it's fun!

    (PS--I know he may be a fake, too, but he doesn't sound like he is, and that's good enough for me).

  4. Hi 266! I just found your blog a few days ago, and have just finished reading it from the beginning. Congratulations on losing 100 pounds! I am just starting my journey to lose 100 and find your blog very inspiring. Keep up the awesome work! :)

  5. Thanks so much for the comments, everyone! Diana, I will give that a try; great suggestion!