Today’s workout: Get Up & Get Started
What better workout to start out with than this one?
It’s a 1-mile walk and part of the original Walk Away the Pounds series.
Even though I’m excited about this challenge and to see where it takes me, I wasn’t really feeling this workout. I blame it on the fact that I waited until late to do it. I had eaten shortly before as well. I was tired and feeling…heavy.
When I’m doing treadmill workouts, I get bored. I listen to music, audiobooks, and watch TV shows, but still, being on the treadmill is boring. However… Even just doing this 15-minute workout challenged me more than I push myself while on the treadmill and I started to wish I was back on the treadmill.
It’s an effort to move around an extra 200lbs.
Also, when I’m on the treadmill, I tend to go at a moderate pace (moderate for me). When doing this workout, as much as I would like to go at my own pace, there’s something about being determined to keep up with all the background exercisers that motivates me to not go easy.
Not gonna lie: I was able to keep up with the lower body moves, but I spent more time hanging on to my 3lb dumbbells during the “weighed ball” section than I did doing the various upper body moves you’re supposed to do.
I dream of the day I come back to this workout and be like, “I can’t believe there was a time when I couldn’t do this with ease!”
I also think about how, as time goes on, I can make these workouts a bit more interesting (like using a step during the “walking in place” sections).
Next up: the 2-mile workout on the same DVD. After that, I must do my favorite L.S workout, Walk and Kick.