Hey, look! I’m posting again and it’s not even June yet!
When last we left our intrepid fitness fetish wanna-be, she had managed to undo the patient work of six months and regain 75% of the weight she had lost …
I lost track of how many times I came in here and talked about how I was going to pick myself up, dust myself off, and get back to it. And I would, too, for a few days. Then it was back to my permanent appearances on Sloth TV. I don’t really know what my problem was but it doesn’t matter. I’m not here to make excuses for myself.
I’m here to share with you the neato-nifty new workout program I’ve found that seems to be working for me, if “working for me” can be translated into “inspiring me to actually workout regularly and even enjoy it”.
If you spend any time of Facebook, it’s possible that you have already seen ads for Body Groove, by Misty Tripoli.
If you take a look at that link, you’ll notice that it’s not an affiliate link. I get nothing out of it if you follow that link and end up buying something, except for the pleasure that comes to me from recommending something I love to my fellow wanderers.
You see, getting fit (or anything else, for that matter) is pretty much a case of making a plan and then executing that plan. Generally speaking, if you aren’t reaching your goal, it’s because you’re either (a) not implementing your plan or (b) it’s not a good plan for you. No need to beat yourself up about that. If your plan isn’t working for you then the best solution might be to make a different plan.
It so happens that I’m one of those people who can’t listen to music without moving. Even if it’s nothing more than keeping the beat with a foot, or a little funky shoulder move, or a head bob — I just have to move. That’s a central part of my relationship with music; I hear it, I’m moving.
So, it almost feels like Body Groove was created in heaven just for me. It doesn’t feel like a workout, really. It’s mostly just dancing. You can modify the moves in any way you like, in fact you’re encouraged to. You can do the moves at whatever level you want, from intense and high energy to doing them while sitting in a chair — seriously! The people doing the workouts with her aren’t all dancers and models, either; on every song, she has awkward people who, on any other tape, would be nailed for not doing it “right” and people who are right where we are, noticeably heavier and wanting to take of some poundage. No fat shaming and the way she encourages you to love yourself is a wonderful thing for those of us with body image issues.
And on top of all that, there’s the biggie: So. Much. Fun.
Oh yeah … it doesn’t cost that much, either. I spent $40 and I got 6 workouts.
I haven’t had this much fun moving around in a long time. I enjoy these workouts so much that, after doing a half-hour of dancing around my living room, it’s hard for me to stop. I want to crank up the next session and do another half hour.
Now, I can’t tell you a single thing about results yet. I’ve only been doing this for a little over a week. What I can tell you is that, unlike all the other workout programs I have, I’m not having any trouble at all getting myself to do this every day.
Who knows? When I’m in better shape, I might be doing it more than once a day.
Anyway, I’ll check back in at the end of the month to let you know how it’s going.