I’ve got to say I’ve probably tried just about every exercise program out there. Jane Fonda aerobics? You betcha. I’ve got a dusty video around somewhere still. Richard Simmons? Oh yeah. Shake it, ladies. Pilates, anyone? Yup, tried that, too, and have the stretch band or whatever it’s called to prove it. And everyone’s favorite, Billy’s Bootcamp! I think every housewife in the neighborhood had that one because all the kids at the elementary school knew the moves. Pretty hilarious I have to say. Then there’s Zumba. No DVD, but I did attend a class…once. Lots of fun and proved I had no rhythm.
Call me the Queen of Exercise Not!
I’m always game for the next program or exercise fad. I try it but can never make it stick. I go through it every year, because just as fall rolls into winter and winter rolls into spring, spring rolls into someone. And let’s face it, girls, we all know what summer means–trying to fit into shorts, swimsuits and tank tops without scaring away the rest of the population.
Now I’m being flip about this, but let’s be honest. I try all these programs because I constantly hope that this one will be THE ONE! The one that I can do more than three times. The one that will help me tighten those abs and thighs and make me feel like I’m in the best possible shape I can be.
A friend of mine pointed me towards BODYROCK.tv. It’s on the Internet and it’s free. A workout video is put up each day. The workouts are 12 minutes each. Twelve minutes! Sounds totally feasible, doesn’t it? Well, I took a look at one of the workouts and it’s tough. Put it this way, when a guy with six pack abs is sucking in air by the end you know it’s not a cruise. But, you are told from the start to do what you can. That I can do.
I poked around the website and found a beginner section. I’ve placed a YouTube clip below that you can see. This is totally doable and you do feel it. I don’t have a sandbag as she uses in this clip. I just substituted with whatever was in hand in the house that had a little weight to it. Be creative. I have to admit, I’ve only done a whopping two days, but you never know.
Head on over to BODYROCK.tv and check it out. It doesn’t cost you anything and there’s a different routine everyday. You will find previous routines up there, so if you want to focus on a particular body area you can choose those 12 minute exercise programs. There’s also a Facebook page and ways to comment and encourage one another if you want that kind of support. Go ahead and take a look.
If you’re like me, maybe this is THE ONE that will turn you from Queen of Exercise Not to Queen of Sveltness! A girl can dream, can’t she???!!!