Oh boy – what a workout. I procrastinated from exercising for a few hours this morning. Waking up hungry tends to have that effect. Thus for the first time in ages, I ate when I woke. Then I had the burning desire to get the washing done, catch up on a few chores and actually clean the kitchen. It’s not my favourite activity, and I would typically much prefer even jumping exercises to cleaning the kitchen. Anyway, I thought I would have a browse and see what was on YouTube.
The first thing that came up was a dance program. I have done dance routines by this instructor before, Thus, I decided to ignore the fact that the music was One Directions. I really don’t like their music much. It’s not awful, but there is nothing much to it. She (I don’t have a clue of her name) does a good video and it’s only 15 minutes long. So when I finished that one (having worked up a sweat) I did one with the music that I actually liked much more. This time I concentrated on putting effort into my arm movements. I have noticed that I am standing straighter.
After I had finished two programs, I was pretty exhausted, however, I am trying to get close to an hour of exercise a day done. My writing was calling me and I figured I could go for a short walk. It would be a nice cool down even though the weather is humid outside, the sun was behind clouds. On my way to get the remote, another dance program started.
I thought – okay, this is the French lady with the gorgeous voice that I don’t understand a word she was saying (except for the counting). There was another dude with her this time so I started dancing along. The best you could say is that I forced myself to do the whole program. Loved the music, but it was a bit fast for me. I made such a hash of it I actually stopped the video and had stern words with myself. I made it through by committing to attempt every second step and if I couldn’t work it out, just do a step I knew.
After all of it, my back feels good, I need a nap and a shower because that was intense, and I was drenched in sweat. So very glad that no one was around to witness a beginner trying to do what was obviously an advanced program. Still really enjoyed the music and the energy of the instructors. I managed an hour of dancing (okay, let’s call it vaguely rhythmic movements 😊).