|One Week Strong!|
I pulled the dusty T-25 DVDs out from the bottom corner of the shelf under my television. It's easily been three years since I last used them, but my determination was fierce. I cleared an area of the basement as a makeshift workout room and created a space for my old laptop, speakers, and workout mats. I was ready to do this!
Enter Shaun T. You might know him from his Hip Hop Abs workout circa 2003, which garnered him and his abs the spotlight on many an infomercial. He has sculpted abs; in truth, he has sculpted everything. He is not hard on the eyes, and so I thought if anyone is going to encourage me to do mountain climbers, lunges, and squats, oh dear lord the squats, that it might as well be someone I actually enjoy watching. Sorry, Richard Simmons, but Shaun T. plays better music. T-25 boasts that in just 25 minutes, six days a week, you, too, can have a beach body worthy of spreading your beach blanket next to Shaun T's.
Week 1 - I completed the first DVD, 25 minutes of cardio exercise, exactly twice. I reserved a few choice words for Shaun T. in the privacy of my basement. By the end of each workout, my legs felt like sandbags unwilling to cooperate and much too heavy to actually belong to my body. I was sore. Really sore. The rest of the week was spent in the yoga studio stretching my muscles so that I could walk without a noticeable limp.
Week 2 - I'm one for one. I successfully completed the cardio workout last night without incident. I even walked up the steps without any pain this morning. I'm actually starting to hold out the slightest bit of hope that there might be something to this. I might be ready for the second DVD, speed 1.0. And I cannot lie, I feel a little bit of hardened muscle where there was only softness before. I feel accomplished and victory. I'm staring 40 in the face, but I can still kick it with Shaun T!
Let's hope I can carry forward with this blog and T-25. Stay tuned!