Thursday, September 16, 2010

Body by TV

Baby John is officially six months old! He's a robust little guy, and hauling him around is no easy feat for someone with chicken arms like mine. Over these six short/long months, I've tossed 90% of the maternity clothing out of my closet, and just managed to shimmy into a pair of non-maternity jeans. They are not my skinniest jeans, mind you, but I repeat, THEY ARE NOT MATERNITY JEANS. Man. No matter what your size, are jeans are loaded with angst for a broad, or what? They might be comfortable but they might make your can look really big. Or, they make your can look really small but they ride up your crack. Whatever. It's annoying.

Anyway, I digress. Having a baby does really wreak havoc on your body; I was surprised just how much. But then again, I'm surprised how much I was surprised. Hello, I made a person, he lived in me for the better part of a year, and that process is going to alter my physique. Now that I've come to terms with that, I've officially decided that I am physically-- and more important-- mentally ready to wean myself off of Spanx and get into shape. The issue? Time. Money. The Usual. Thus, my latest challenge and promise to myself:

The videos are all somewhere between 7-30 minutes long, and they run the gamut: meditation to kick boxing and everything in between. Since I'm just starting out, and I don't really care what I'm doing as long as I'm doing something, I've decided to choose the exercises in the same way a professional, calculating fitness trainer would: Alphabetically. That should keep it interesting.

This morning, I completed "10 Minute Buns and Thighs." It was fine. One could argue that a title with "buns and thighs" in it could make someone hungry for lunch and/or sexy time rather than exercise, but I had a cup of coffee beforehand and craved neither.

10 Minute Buns and Thighs
Pros: It's only 10 minutes and there's a visible counter that runs in the corner beginning at 10 minutes
Cons: She busts a move right out of the gate, and I wasn't sure I was ready to move that fast that early, but I caught up. See Pros.


teri said...

I get the fitness channel on Directv. There's some good stuff on there.

good luck with the workouts.

anne altman said...

thanks, teri. today is the first day of the rest of my life, afterall.

or is it tomorrow?

love, jenn said...

I know K ain't coming up for nine more days but when you get there... choose Kardioke!! :)

anne altman said...

9 days... at least! who knows how many numbers come before they start with the A's!

it's probably best it will take awhile; anything that involves singing AND getting the heart rate up seems a bit daunting at this time...

She who cooks... said...

check out bootylicious buns series by Stephanie Vitarino on Exercise TV - they are tough...10 minutes long..

Laura Suttell said...

I need to get my lard ass in gear. I hope some of your moxie will transfer to me through the ether. I have no baby to blame/love.