Addicted to DVDs

19 March 2009 at 10:51 pm 2 comments

Ciao Bloggisti!
Ah! Exercising in the great outdoors, breathing in the fresh sea air, at one with Mother Nature…
Photo credit: mikebaird

Photo credit: mikebaird

BOOOORING! And dangerous. You could trip and fall down a cliff, or get cooked by those nasty UV rays or worse still, get bugs in your hair and teeth. Nah, not for me!
Sour grapes? Ok, maybe just a little but the truth is, I just don’t have the time to get out there and jog. And the idea doesn’t really appeal to me in the first place. The only way I’d run is if I was being chased by a bear wielding a large mallet. So how’s a working mom supposed to get in shape before the summer? DVDs baby!
I decided to order a couple of simple workout DVDs that I could do from the comfort of my family room. Since I’m a lazy slob at heart, I wasn’t sure I would have had the discipline to actually wake up a few minutes earlier every morning to exercise. But except for a break when the kids and I were sick, I’ve surprised myself and stuck to my regimen. The DVD I’ve been using the most is 10 Minute Solution – Target Toning for Beginners. It has five 10 minute workouts focusing on areas like arms, thighs, abs and “glutes”. I only do 10 minutes a day because of my tight schedule but I find the workouts effective even if the chipper blonde instructor sort of annoys me. When I have a few extra minutes I also do the Pilates Weight Loss Workout for Dummies but the pace is a lot faster than your classic Pilates course. Let’s hope I’ll be ready for that “prova costume” but don’t expect me to post pics of me in a bikini! Not gonna happen!!!
I could, however, post some shots of me and my guitar.
guitar-feb-2009
Nice, eh? I’ve also decided to go the DVD route with this baby. I bought the  Learning Guitar for Dummies book and DVD and while I find it difficult at times, it’s clear and teaches me basic chords and styles. I don’t know if I’ll ever be good enough to play a Beatles song but it keeps me busy. Like I didn’t have enough to do!
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  • 1. Joanne at frutto della passione  |  20 March 2009 at 12:13 am

    Woo hoo, look at you with that guitar, Carmen Consoli step aside for Mz M.M.!
    Isn’t that you jogging?

    Thanks but that ain’t me babe. Unfortunately those aren’t my “glutes”.

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  • 2. Sierra  |  20 March 2009 at 12:17 am

    I love exercise DVDs too. I started doing the P90x series. Very very challenging! I recommend it though. The trainer (Tony Horton) explains things well and isn’t pushy. (plus he’s quite funny)

    And the great thing about DVDs is that they are a lot easier on the wallet than a course, even if I still believe it’s the best way to exercise. I think I have to wait a bit before I tackle the hard stuff. Horton, you say? It might be dangerous for me. He’d make me think of donuts 😉

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