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!


  1. I absolutely ADORE Tae Bo! The super awesome thing is that at one point I blogged about it and Shellie (his daughter) sent me an email saying that they wanted to send me a tshirt to say thank you! THAT was super freakin' awesome ... and I still feel pathetically out of shape when I do it :)

  2. I too love Tae Bo! I started this adventure doing just those workouts. I sucked at it. But I did them religiously! I haven't had time to go back to my videos. I would bet that even now 90lbs lighter that I would have trouble keeping up! I lack coordination and balance :P

  3. A Tae Bo t-shirt! That's great! That must have been a nice bit of recognition.

    I dream of the day when I'm 90 pounds lighter! I will definitely try Tae Bo again.