Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Trying Something New
I'm trying something new today. Tae Bo. If Billy Blanks can't make me burn off some fat, no one can!
I wrote that before I actually tried to follow along with the Tae Bo video. Holy moly, I'm out of shape! I couldn't believe how stiff and creaky I was. I felt very much like a fish out of water. Literally! My comfort zone is in the water. I can work to my level of ability there. The water is sturdily supportive of me. It buffets me and makes me work just the right amount to keep my balance.
The pool is a beautiful place. It is surrounded by lush tropical foliage and is the loveliest place I have ever exercised. There are little creatures that keep me company, too. They are bearing witness to my transformation. In exchange for their support, I flick tiny flying bugs to them. I know they are grateful for the free meals.
I am definitely not ready for something as complicated as a land-based aerobic exercise like Tae Bo! I barely made it through the stretching section. Actually, I'm not sure I did make it that far. It did get pretty complicated. I'm keeping it in mind for the future, though. Tae Bo is a great workout.
The best thing I got out of the Tae Bo episode was the realization that I need to do more than run in the water. So, this is the week I begin to cross-train. By that I mean I will start walking... shake things up a little. Maybe walking will help break me out of this plateau-ish rut that I am in.
Until next time... Keep fighting!