OK, who’s with me?! Who remembers “Get in Shape, Girl!” toys/workout equipment from the 80’s? I had the Rhythm and Ribbons set, and always wanted those weighted bracelets, too.
For those of you who don’t remember, here’s what it was:
Aren’t the 80’s glorious? I love it. For real.
For the past few weeks, I’ve started walking just a couple of miles a couple of times a week. It works out great on Wednesday nights, because I can walk the track at the school where Bennett has baseball practice, while Matt helps with practice and Jack Henry and Luke entertain themselves with the playground equipment and the fields to run and play in. And then I can usually manage to walk another time or two a week.
It’s not much, but it’s something.
Yesterday morning, I decided to start doing The Shred again. I seriously love/hate this DVD. I don’t know if you can really lose 20 pounds in 30 days as Jillian claims (I always doubt claims like this)…I’ve never attempted to actually do the DVD 2 days in a row (when I’ve been good about it in the past, I do it every other day), because holy crap, I AM IN PAIN. Thighs, primarily, which is a great thing in the long run.
I stayed pretty active yesterday after doing the workout: I shoveled a bunch of rocks (during which I got a thorn in my right index finger, which is still there and causing me much pain because I can’t get it out) and then walked several laps during B’s practice last night.
Two things are killing me: going down stairs (now an adventure, because after I get the courage up to step down the first one, I pretty much run down the rest because it hurts to stop) and sitting on the toilet. TMI, maybe, but if you’ve ever had sore muscles like this, you know that you have to half-fall to the seat, and it’s not my favorite thing.
I’m not looking to lose a certain number of pounds or clothing sizes or anything. I just want to be healthier. And I know who I am, and what I’m willing to change and what I’m not willing to let go of. That “not willing to let go of” list includes, but is not limited to:
Long Island Iced Tea and/or Raspberry Vodka lemonades
The key, of course, is moderation. I drink mostly water; however, I do love a sweet drink, and I don’t use any artificial sweeteners, so it’s regular stuff. I know from past attempts that knocking any of the above out completely just doesn’t work for me…and I’m totally okay with that. I know some people want to and can, and good for them…I’m just not one of them.
So yay me!
Now where did I put my ribbon wand and cassette tape?