Articles: Fitness & Health
DVD-Driven Home Workout Gets the Job Done
People say it takes discipline to do a video at home, but I think it takes courage to go to a gym! What can I wear that looks decent? Wearing a leotard-type outfit reveals my over-age 40 bulges but wearing shorts looks really dorky! My lack of coordination (which five years of aerobics has not exorcised) is obvious -- I lose my balance, I trip over my feet, I’ve even missed the tri-colored step perched in front of my feet. And if my teens’ friends can notice from around the corner in the living room that I don’t follow the video exactly, how much more will those eagle-eyed women at the gym notice when: I triple-step instead of double hop (bad knees); when I’m dumbfounded by grapevine move that turns you around (dancestep denseness); when I can’t hold an abdominal crunch for ten counts (childbirth-fat doesn’t buckle); when I grab my water bottle excessively (menopausal heat).
So my den has been a workout studio for years – with many advantages. First, there are no mirrors to remind me of my less-than-dynamic figure. Also, I don’t have to get dressed in special workout clothes and notice how little I resemble Courtney Thorne-Smith in them. Working out at home does save money, even though my husband comments on the cost of cranking up the air conditioning. Best of all, I actually do the workouts because it’s convenient (no driving) and I’m not embarrassed at being a klutz.
But so many people have at-home videos and don’t use them. What does it take to make them work?
HOW TO MAKE IT WORK:
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