I had the epiphany yesterday that I really have no excuse to not work out. I’ve run through these excuses so far: the gym’s hours aren’t convenient to my schedule, and I don’t want to wake up at 5am to work out, and I don’t want to work out at lunch and get gross in the middle of the workday, and I’m too tired at night to work out at night. Then last night I realized that Comcast offers workout videos on OnDemand. I can exercise at home, with no equipment, at my own convenience. All my excuses have been shot.
The only remaining excuse is that I look like a darn fool when I try to do anything that remotely requires coordination. Sandy saw me try Hip Hop Aerobics. She can attest to this. Mr. Beez knows how uncoordinated I am, and did not want to give up precious TV time for me to flop around the den like an injured whale. I decided instead to do a little morning workout. I woke up at 6am, did my little exercise video, and was still showered and dressed (and even got Baby Beez dressed and fed) and we were all out the door by 7:35.
The video I did was one of those cardio walk things, which a lot of stepping this way and that way, and not too demanding for someone as ungraceful as myself. I did try to do the Leslie Sansone walking videos once, but the music was SO TERRIBLE that I could not stand it any more. On the video this morning, the instructor was not obnoxiously cheery (she only instructed the viewer to “smile!” once. It’s 6am. I AM NOT SMILING. But she did not continue to insist, so I can live with that one instruction), and the music is just an unobtrusive beat. It wasn’t bad. It was actually kind of fun.
Am I the only person on earth who LOVED Mousercise? I was a lazy kid and never actually did the exercise, but it was fun to watch Mickey in his headband working up a sweat. My favorite exercise was this “BUGABOO” thing they did. I remember it being kind of creepy but mesmerizing. If someone can find me Mousercise DVDs, I will exercise every day. I may even wear legwarmers.