Last winter was the coldest and snowiest in recent memory. During the worst of it I lost my desire to go to the gym. Instead, I went to the library to see what they had in the way of exercise videos and came home with a couple of "walking" DVDs. My friend and Walk Diva jd swears by them for getting a workout when it's too nasty to be outside, so I thought I'd give the concept a try.
The workouts weren't that exciting, but they did manage to make me acceptably sweaty. When my two week library loan was up the weather hadn't improved, so I renewed them. Two more weeks went by; it was still cold and nasty, but I was getting tired of the routines on the discs and returned them. Shortly after that I was ordering from Amazon and needed one more thing in my basket to qualify for free shipping. I purchased a walking DVD of my own.
I thought that once winter turned to spring I'd be able to forget about the basement exercise stuff. However, tonight it was rainy and chilly. I didn't feel like leaving the house so I decided to pop the DVD into the player for a workout. When I got this DVD it didn't take me long to figure out the simple moves. Now, instead of listening to the instructor call out the steps I turn on the radio and listen to the music. I think it's much nicer.
Tonight I spent 30 minutes exercising, then decided to call it done. Although the DVD is better than doing nothing, I prefer to do my walking outside
Five years ago today: Shop For A Good Cause