Belly, Butt & Thighs
lyssa ireland thomas
1/5/2011 10:26 AM
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Last night, I pulled out my new Weight Watchers Belly, Butt & Thighs workout and gave it a whirl. The kit includes a DVD with three workouts (beginning, moderate & advanced), stability ball, stability ring (to keep the ball from shooting out from underneath you – a big plus in my spastic book) and a pump. After spending FOREVER blowing up my stability stuff, which should have been worth 20 APs because it was HARD on my flabby arms, I was ready to roll.
After last week’s Zumba conundrum, I retired to the privacy of my bedroom for the workout. The trainer, who is the anti-Jillian, gets you sweating before you know it. Unfortunately, I am pretty sure I burn fewer calories with her than with Jillian just for the fact that I’m not scared about her insulting me if I don’t get it right. For the love of self-esteem, have I come to thrive in an abusive environment?
About halfway into my workout, my tiny, blond harasser entered the room. Seeing that I was at the “beached whale” portion (I was laying across the ball doing a sit up thingy and fearing for my life) of the exercise, I steeled myself for the onslaught of recriminations. Instead, Queen Hadlifah came behind me and moved my arms to match the trainer on the television. Who knew you could give birth to your own trainer?
Minutes later, my son entered the room and joined my on the other side of the ball. Together, we continued the workout. This transported me to a dark memory that I had forgotten. When I was in ninth grade, my mother bought the Richard Simmons Reach ALBUM (how’s that for old?) and my family would work out to it a couple of nights a week. You think Richard Simmons’ is annoying in his shorts cut up to you know where, well that’s got nothin’ on hearing his squeaky voice telling you to move. Thank heavens for technology… and The Biggest Loser!
Today, I can feel my stomach muscles and thighs are a tad bit sore, so I know that there was a benefit to the “beached whale” movements. I will definitely be keeping this to my workout rotation. And if the kids want to join in the fun – this can become their Richard Simmons memory!
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