Oh Lordy Magordy! I just did the majority of Piloxing. It was awesome. The workout combines boxing pilates and she even adds some dance moves. I love Vivica Jensen, the woman who does the DVD. She has a great attitude and reminds you to only do what you can, but to try and push yourself. I also love that the women doing the workout with her are different sizes and different levels of fitness. I think most fitness DVD’s only have people who are really in shape doing the exercises. When I was huffing and puffing or had a pain face on, I could see that reflected in other women’s faces. It was nice because I didn’t feel so bad for being out of breath or for modifying the moves if they were too much for me.
I didn’t do the floor portion of the workout, but I did try. My muscles felt like jello after the standing portion, so I just skipped to the cool down. The DVD also reminded me what I liked so much about pilates. Pilates helps you to lengthen your body and muscles. You are toning without bulking up. I had a huge smile on my face at the end.
I also tried Belly Dance Fitness for Weight Loss: Cardio Shimmy. I thought I’d love this one, because I loved the other belly dance DVD by the same company. I didn’t make it past 5 minutes. There’s a lot of fast moves on your tip-toes. I felt like the hippo ballerinas in Fantasia, except less graceful.
After having the kids making fun of me when I was working out the other day, I decided to work out before they woke up this morning. Don’t ever let other people’s opinion of you stop you from doing what you want or need to do. There’s a reason I don’t go to fitness classes, and since The Peanut Gallery can’t contain their horror at me in a sports bra and shorts, I’ll just work out earlier. It’s good for them to see what a real, unphoto-shopped body looks like though. I think that when the cousins go home, I’ll continue my normal workout routine. When my kids complain about me working out, I’ll just make them work out with me. Ha!