Wednesday, April 9, 2008

2 Shiny Stars

Today I exercised for an hour so I get put 2 shiny stars on my calendar. I get one star for each 30 minutes I work out. I had done the Walk Away the Pounds in an exercise group so I ordered the 3 mile work out with Leslie Sansone. She is your typical happy skinny, exercise enthusist but she is not as annoying as some (Denise Austin). She has a lot of different videos and I think all of them are walking routines. I did the workout yesterday and I was sore this morning. I did it again today. It's only about 45 minutes so I did a 10 minute Ab workout afterward.

There's three things I like about this video:
  1. The women have all different body types. There is one woman who has some ripped abs and I would love to look like that. Warning: the older man in the video is creepy, his shorts are too tight.
  2. The routine repeats itself and you don't have to have any kind of coordination to follow it. I do enjoy a complicated routine now and then but most of the time I don't want to have to think too hard but I also want to work up a sweat. It works many of the muscles of the upper and lower body.
  3. It is easily adjustable to whatever type of intensity you want to be at that day.
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Today when I we got back from dropping off Mya and Cor to school I opened the door to get Ballerina out and she said, "Well, what do we have here." And she said it in a very sinister two year old voice. I don't know where she heard that but it was funny.

Em and Ballerina are both in time out. When I am on the computer they like to either maul me or pick on each other until one of them hurts the other. They were doing both.
Ballerina said she is done crying now.

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DH wants to buy a scale. I am against it. I hate them. I try to only weigh myself three or four times a year to avoid ever getting paranoid over my weight. If it's here I will be tempted to weigh myself. I can't decide if I should keep protesting or just have him hide it from me.
Why do I hate scales? I had one of those jerk boyfriends in high school who told me one time that I looked liked I had put on few pounds. He was right I had maybe gone from 95 lbs. to 100 lbs. But I have been paranoid ever since.
Don't hate me for those numbers because I am barely 5 foot tall and a healthy weight for me is 102 lbs. I am not 102 lbs. right now but I don't worry about it because I rarely weigh myself. I exercise because it makes me happy and I do like having muscles versus flab.
There are muscles somewhere under my flabby 4 baby tummy but it would take a lot of work for them to make an appearance.
But today I am going to proud of my 2 shiny stars!

3 comments:

Isabel said...

Hooray for your shiny stars!

I don't own a scale either. I hate them!

A big happy family said...

Avoid the scale...I find myself weighing myself and getting discouraged. Tell Scott NO. Good job on your gold stars.

Christy said...

I am impressed. I never work out. But I am trying to take the kids for a walk at least 3 or 4 times per week.