I have been trying a new exercise routine for the last week. It is something that has to be experienced to really be appreciated. Doing it everyday really pays off. I have thought that for a long time, but until now, I haven’t been able to convince anyone else to participate with me every day.
I honestly have tried to get someone to do it with me everyday, but they have always given me a funny look as if I were crazy. Kind of an “At your age or our age?’ sort of look. Luckily, I have finally convinced someone to give it a try with me.
A week ago, we started on this new program. Everyday, I repeat, everyday, we work out. It has usually been in the morning, but one day we did it in the afternoon too. Twice in one day. Imagine that.
The first day, I took my package out, I probably only used it for about 5 minutes. I spent the rest of the day studying the correct way to use it to get the most out of it. I even resorted to the Internet to get some inspiration and ideas on technique improvement.
My exercise partner couldn’t understand my needing to read. She said when she looked at it, it didn’t appear all that complicated to her. Still, that is what happens when you associate with a perfectionist. I admit, it has taken me a full week to have the stamina to keep it up for a full 30 minutes. I hope to increase that to one hour and then maintain that rhythm. I think an hour a day is enough, don’t you?
I found out that the first thing you have to do is to really understand your package. It is more sophisticated than I realized. And, if you don’t use it correctly, then things just aren’t going to work as well as they should and I guarantee that you won’t have as much fun. With a week behind me, I have gotten much more acquainted with my equipment, and both of us are having more fun working up a sweat.
Having someone else use the equipment with you, doubles the pleasure. I know that you can do it by yourself, but really! Why do that when two can do it and you can have double the fun. You will find yourselves laughing as you both loose weight and become more fit. That is the whole idea isn’t it. Even as you are making mistakes, you will both be having fun. You may come up with other reasons for exercising your equipment, but I am telling everyone it is to become more fit 😉 .
The different yoga positions have been some of the hardest things for me to do. It really isn’t as easy as you would think. However, putting your equipment through all of those different positions can add a lot more interest as well as increasing the amount of perspiration. When was the last time you had a trickle of perspiration running down your back and off your forehead?As they say, no pain, no gain.
Even after a week, there have been a couple positions, I just can’t do yet. But I have set a goal to master every position. I am not sure how many there are. As soon as I learn one, it seems that another is offered up. As I always say, it is no hill for a climber. So far I have only mastered about six different positions. With more experience and practice I expect to improve.
Well, I have rambled on long enough for one day. I am really surprised that I am able to write after today’s workout. I went a full 30 minutes and I am covered in sweat. Still, I have never felt better. I have always heard that a “hard” workout improves your outlook on life. It certainly is having that effect on me, especially when it is as much fun as it has been lately.
I am going to go jump into the shower, but feel free to watch this video I found on the net and maybe it will encourage you to get off your butt and have a little fun also.
I got my Wii Fit package at AudioFoto, but I am sure there are other locations selling them in David as well.