The Alphabet Exercise DVD totally kicked my butt. For real.

Yeah, so...

I took up running for about a minute, and even though that didn't work out really, I decided that I could do some low impact stuff to keep up with the good exercise habits I was building.

I had some (unopened) yoga and pilates dvds from years ago, and I decided to give them a try.

I. Hate. Yoga.

I. Hate. Pilates.

They are both boring.  I don't understand it.  I can't do all those moves.  I tip over a lot.  They are boring.  I can never, ever, ever find my center.  I don't even know what my center is.

In a completely unrelated move, I bought the Alphabet Exercise dvd for zj a few weeks ago.  It's a nice little deal where a creepy guy in a purple hat and way too much eye makeup does exercises along with every letter of the alphabet.

I is for isometric.  Really?  That was the best you could do?  

I turned it on for zj the other day, and since cj was down for a nap, I thought to myself "Self, you should get up and move around with your kid.  It's not REAL exercise, but since you have a bum ankle, it will be SOME movement, anyway.  Right, self?  Am I right?"  So I went through the whole thing with zj.  All 26 letters.  By about "N" - which is for "nap" by the way, zj was done.  He told me "Mama, I'm just gonna watch, ok?  But you can do it if you want to."  Thanks, kid.

At that point, I was winded, sweaty, and grouchy.  But Alphabet Exercise Guy was NOT going to get the best of me.  He looked like he could afford to loose a few pounds himself.  And he got a little TOO into the "swooshing" that accompanied "F", which is for flying.  But I'm not here to judge.  I'm just here to win.  And if my competition is THAT guy and a four year old with the attention span of a gnat, I can surely win this one.

So I kept going.  

A few times, I got zj back into it.

We both really enjoyed the twist.  And we got to lie down somewhere toward the end, although I can't remember what letter that was, and I really liked that part.

But after it was all said and done, I had been working out for thirty minutes.  I was tired.  It is probably a pretty good indicator of my overall fitness level when a kid's alphabet dvd can kick my ass like that.   Clearly, I have a lot of work to do in this category.

So bring it, creepy Purple Hat Guy.  

I'm ready for round 2.

1 comment:

  1. I also hate yoga.

    I also fall down a lot.

    I decided I have no center of balance because my fat squished it years ago ;)



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